"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
May 9, 2005
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.