Beyond Voluntary Control
Beyond Voluntary Control conveys the experience of psychological and physical confinement. Through a surreal montage of haunting images from diverse sources, a sense of the obsessions, phobias, and diseases that constrict personal freedom is tellingly communicated. Dancer David Figueroa contributes his original and evocative movements to the mix. A soundtrack with poems by Emily Dickinson and Sharon Olds escorts the visual, and an interview with the filmmaker’s mother poignantly underscores the latter’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
– lock yourself in, let yourself go –
SCREENINGS & AWARDS (selected)
2023 – Rhizome DC (Solo show), Washington, D.C.
2000 – MADCAT Int’l Film Festival & Tour
– 30th Anniversary Women Make Movies, MOMA
– 39th Ann Arbor F/V Festival, BEST EDITING AWARD, 2001
2001 – Honorable Mention, 2001 Black Maria Film & Video Festival
– THAW Film Festival, Iowa City, Iowa.
Producer/ Director & Editor: Cathy Cook
Original Movement and Dance: David Figueroa
Sound Design: Paul Dickinson
Assistant to Director: Stefanie Koseff
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