February 9, 2017
UC San Diego
Visual Arts Facility 554

Artist and filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz will conduct a writing workshop in collaboration with the editorial platform Scrolldiving, where the content of her essay I’m Going to Describe a Ritual will be discussed and edited.The workshop will be followed by a public presentation about her recent projects Song, Strategy, Sign and A Universe of Fragile Mirrors.

February 9th: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, VAF 554:
Workshop* with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz & Scrolldiving.

February 9th: 6:30 PM, VAF 554: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz talk.

*Please send an email to scrolldiving@gmail.com no later than February 6th to reserve your place in the workshop, including First and Last name, affiliation, department, and a link to a recent audiovisual/textual source of your authorship.


About the Author

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1972. She completed her BA in humanities at the University of Chicago in 1993 and received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997, where she studied film and video. Her projects grapple with the slippery distinctions between ethnography, fiction, and documentary film and examine the symbolic and material histories of the communities she observes with her camera. Current shows include Song, Strategy, Sign, a residency + solo show at the New Museum, A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, at Pérez Art Museum Miami, a residence at Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and radio-based show, and Miracle Marathon, at Serpentine Gallery. http://fabricainutil.com/

Beatriz is also co-founder of Beta Local, a non-profit organization in San Juan, Puerto Rico dedicated to supporting and promoting aesthetic thought and practice through various programs: La Práctica, a post-academic study and production program, through which Fellows coming from diverse creative disciplines take a project from concept to production. The Harbor: a residency program for visiting international artists, architects, designers and other cultural producers. Visitors to Beta-Local, develop projects, workshops and offer lectures on a variety of subjects related to art and other creative disciplines to the general public. La Ivan Illich, an open experimental school through which the participating public suggests, requests and creates courses and workshops. Sessions, a program of intensive seminars anchored in the specific geography, local knowledge, emerging art practices, and social and political conditions of Puerto Rico. http://betalocal.org/

About Scrolldiving

Scrolldiving is an ongoing collection of texts on intersections between digital formats, human experience and geographical spaces. Its current editorial interests include accumulative experience with devices, plein-air digital culture, and infrastructure-oriented aesthetics. Scrolldiving runs its headquarters in the U.S. and Mexico in partnership with TLTRPreß publishing house (Berlin-Germany,) and its board of editors is composed by Javier Fresneda and Seth Ferris.