Evokation of My Demon Sister

2002, 4:38 min, color, sound

Cantor reimagines Kenneth Anger’s Invokation of My Demon Brother (1969) as if it were a paean to Hindu goddess of destruction Kali instead of Lucifer. In Cantor's take, Anger's hypermasculine imagination of the occult is replaced by that of an ironic depiction of female "hysterics"; a romantic strings section sweeps over the Mick Jagger Moog soundtrack; and Anton LeVay and Bobby Beausoleil are replaced by Sissy Spacek in Carrie and Christine Noonan in Lindsey Anderson’s if….