Cannibalizing the Conductor combines dance with narrative and documentary film techniques to encourage deep observations of trance. A group of performers improvise in various lucid states with imagination, voice and movement. The movie was shot in the frame of the research project CAMing: Collective Auto-Mythologising for the Camera by Justin F. Kennedy und Emma W. Howes at ImPulsTanz 2021. It shows how the performers interact with each other and with the camera, interrupting the monocular focus of the lens, forgetting themselves and discovering new knowledge and agencies in the process.
Original music composed and performed by Anand Wilder (US)
A Film by: Derek Howard, Emma W. Howes and Justin F. Kennedy
Original music: composed and performed by Anand Wilder