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Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Oriana (production still), 2022. Photo: Bleue Liverpool.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Oriana at EMPAC

October 14, 2022 A group of feminist activists seeks refuge amid a vibrant Puerto Rican landscape in Beatriz Santiago Muoz's first feature film, Oriana. The movie relocates the characters from the infamous novel Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig to the island after Hurricane Maria, where they labor and cook, dance and relax, and train for…

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Clarissa Tossin, Mojo’q che b’ixan ri ixkanulab / Antes de que los volcanes canten / Before the Volcanoes Sing, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and EMPAC/Rensselaer.

Clarissa Tossin at EMPAC—Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

September 9, 2022 Mojo'q che b'ixan ri ixkanulab' by Clarissa Tossin, commissioned by EMPAC, is titled Before the Volcanoes. Sing travels across architectural locations that are both imagined and actual, cosmic and colonized, taking the audience on a fully sensory trip through many times, languages, and musical genres. The focus of the moving picture piece is…

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