May 9, 2005

The-Hold: René Amini on Diamond Dave Whitaker & Poetry

I asked René to reflect on her film work with Diamond Dave Whitaker and on working with poets in performance generally. Dave & René met in 2004 at San Fransicso's Progressive Nerve Center. When she inquired about the meaning of 'progressive,' René says Dave showed by example rather than told.
"Dave Whitaker is a force of nature."

"I really like filming poets . . . because . . . the artist [in front of the camera enters] another space in time and takes you with them, and they become a channel of something more divine." - René Amini

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