The Transmitters

The Transmitters, examines the thin line between fan frenzy, freedom of expression and female hysteria. A group of women dance to music performed by two musicians bearing prosthetic ‘third eyes’. The choreography of this cult-like ritual is inspired by archival footage of fan-frenzied young women enraptured by Beatlemania. These scenes are spliced with terrifying images of the deadly Tarantula spider which alludes to the Italian folk phenomenon the Tarantism, historically performed as an antidote to the potentially fatal venom of a spider’s bites.