Following a very conscious departure from architectural academia, Rhayne Vermette (b. 1982,
Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba), figured a distinctive craft within the construction of images
through film and photography. Primarily self-taught, and under the influence of post-war Italian
architects, Vermette’s work is ignited by themes from the Decadent movement as well as
notions of the indeterminate. Her artistic practice comes into focus through a volume of
analogue moving images works exceeding over 20 short films. These films have screened at
innumerable occasions including Images Film Festival, Jihlava International Film Festival,
Festival du Nouveau Cinema, European Media Arts Festival, DOXA, Melbourne International
Animation Festival, and so on ...
Vermette’s art practice focuses heavily on experimental processes which amalgamate
numerous filmic forms into select works - fiction meets documentary, and narratives ignite into
animation. In Vermette’ work space has no limits, and the habitual means of filmmaking exist only to be confronted and exploded.
In 2016, Rhayne was awarded the Hot House award which was created by the Winnipeg Film
Group to recognize the career of an established filmmaker in Manitoba. The award supported
the creation of her first feature length script, Ste. Anne, which is currently in production with an
anticipated release in 2020.