Journal of Audiovisual Ethnomusicology, 2022
In Visitors, blackness enfolds transformation, augmentation and mediation between languages, media and forms of existence, even if it may become occlusive, a flicker noisy image fluttering as fireflies, a labyrinthine trap to mislead the observational style sedimented in the ethnomusicological film history, or the spectral manifestation of an ancestor speaking powerfully through a foreign language. The film renders the impermanence of liminality, in which Cubeo Emi-Hehenewa interlocutors and Juan Castrillón attempt to listen to Yuruparí ancestors while facing the potentialities and constraints of their mediated and sensorial presence.
Juan Castrillón, University of Pennsylvania
Journal of Audiovisual Ethnomusicology Vol. 1, Issue 1, Fall 2022