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menaced hierarchies: an audio described screening of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s Oriana and Lananh Chu’s Creases of Time

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Lananh Chu
Curated by: Jaclyn Quaresma
A square image placed atop a blue sky with a flock of birds moving. The square image is abstract yellow, peach, and blue colors.


Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

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April 16, 2024
11:30AM 1:00PM EDT
Innis Town Hall

2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5

Sidewalk-level entrance, elevator and ramp available, door width 32 inches, no automatic doors. No accessible parking on-site. Four wheelchair accessible seats in the cinema. 15 step-free seats in row 9. Accessible gender-neutral washroom located on the 2nd and 3rd floor.

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Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation at our events. This year, we are implementing a COVID-19 policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for all, and to prioritize the participation of people who are disability-identified, immunocompromised, or part of an otherwise vulnerable group.

The following guidelines will be in place: Self-Assessment: We ask that staff and participants screen themselves for COVID-19 before visiting the exhibition.

This screening is co-presented with Tangled Arts + Disability.

In Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s feature-length film Oriana, a band of feminist militants takes refuge in a lush Puerto Rican landscape. The film relocates Monique Wittig’s infamous novel Les Guérillères to the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria, where its protagonists work and cook, dance and rest, and prepare for battle amidst abundant tropical vegetation.

Suffused with inexplicable encounters, Oriana unfolds across forests, caves, rivers, and the ruins of industry and colonial infrastructure abandoned and fallen into disrepair. Encompassing both delirious choreographic interludes and attention to quiet rituals, the film maps a world of perceptual distortions, obscure gestures, and collective processes.

Lananh Chu’s Creases of Time is visually composed of points of obfuscation, glitches, and blips resulting from unsteady hands attempting to take panoramic photos. In this one-minute video, the filmmaker presents the audience with folds and flutters that might otherwise be discarded. 

Together, Oriana and Creases of Time strive to visualize the ecstatic and unsettling potential of new forms and languages.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico whose expanded moving image practice is entangled with Boalian theater, expanded cinema, and feminist practices. She tends to work with non-actors and improvisation. Her recent focus is on the sensorial unconscious of anti-colonial movements, everyday poetic thought, and feminist experiments. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Pivô in São Paulo and Argos in Brussels, the 34th São Paulo Biennial and Momenta Biennale in Montreal.

Lananh Chu

Lananh Chu is a Vietnamese writer and maker. She-they is calling for a ceasefire and unwaveringly supporting the Palestinian liberation.

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