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DRAWING GENESIS BY JAIMZ ASMUNDSON

Drawing Genesis, the film that’s embedded above, is by Canadian filmmaker Jaimz Asmundson, who is obviously channeling Kenneth Anger‘s Invocation of My Demon Brother for this piece. The film documents in a choppy abstract fashion the ritual performance of artist C. Graham Asmundson.

C. Graham Asmundson topless dances in front of one of his paintings.

As I’ve written before, there’s a renewed interest in the work of Kenneth Anger lately, so it’s nice to see a younger generation paying him direct homage. Drawing Genesis was created for the inaugural WNDX Festival of Film & Video Art‘s One Take Super 8 Event in 2006 and it went on to screen at several other Canadian underground film events, such as the Antimatter Underground and Montreal Underground Film Festivals, plus several other fests.