Hothouse 7: March 14 - June 03, 2011

Aimée van Drimmelen

Watch Black Gold

Aimée van Drimmelen’s Black Gold employs hand-drawn animation layered over stop-motion sequences of moving ink on drumskins to create a striking, mournful portrait of the Alberta tar sands. Created in a cabin in Saskatchewan, this is Aimée’s first animated film.

HH7-AimeeAimée van Drimmelen is an artist, illustrator and musician formerly based in Montreal and currently residing on the west coast of Canada.

Technique: Ink drawings and timelapse on drumskins.

Length: 1 min 25 s

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