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Puerto Rican filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz will join us to discuss a program of her films. In her work in film and video, “the uncontrived, observational style of her art aligns it with the sensibility of documentary film while also blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction. Despite its ostensible simplicity, Santiago Muñoz’s work stems from intensive research, observation, and documentation, and she is deeply concerned with the tension between the documentarian’s desire for truth and the artist’s aesthetic concerns. For her, the camera as a tool that can both reveal and fabricate reality.” (Guggenheim)

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist whose expanded moving image work is entangled with Boalian theater, experimental ethnography and expanded cinema. She tends to work with non-actors, and incorporate improvisation into her process. Her recent work is on the sensorial unconscious of anti-colonial movements, on hurricanes and dreamwork, and irrational projection lenses. Recent solo exhibitions include: Gosila, Der Tank, Basel; Nuevos Materiales, Museo Amparo; Safehouse, Sullivan Galleries, A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, PAMM, Miami; Song Strategy Sign, New Museum; La Cabeza Mató a Todos, TEORética, San José, Costa Rica; MATRULLA, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, México D.F. Recent group exhibitions include: Whitney Biennial 2017, NYC; Prospect 4, New Orleans; 8th Contour Biennale, Mechelen. Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Guggenheim Museum, NYC. In 2017 she received the Tiffany Comfort Foundation Grant, she was 2016 USA Ford Fellow and received a 2015 Creative Capital visual artist grant.

This spring, the FSC will be hosting (remotely) a series of visiting filmmakers as part of our Nonfiction Workshop. Invited filmmakers will circulate links to their films in advance so that we can watch them on our own, and we will get together as a group to have a conversation about their work. As many of these works are in progress or yet to be released theatrically, we have limited capacity in terms of the number of participants we are able to accommodate. If you are interested in attending (and are not currently a FSC fellow or CMP student), please email Cozette Russell.