beatriz santiago muñoz

[this website is still in process. slowly adding work and documents. most full screeners are linked below but you need a password from me]

+Pájaro, cómeme on view as part of Liquid Intelligence
+You can watch Prisoner’s Cinema as part of Artists on Artists on the Criterion Channel
+Safehouse in Entre Horizontes at the MCA


Prisoner’s Cinema
After prolonged incarceration and sen- sory deprivation, some prisoners expe- rience visual hallucinations filled withextraordinary luminescence and color. These hallucinations are sometimes referred to as ‘prisoners cinema’. Elizam Escobar is a Puerto Rican artist and writer who served 19 and a half years in US prisons for the crime of seditious conspiracy.

Escobar never experienced these visual hallucinations, but his writing during these years, evidences an extreme and sometimes painful attention to men- tal processes, as well as an expanded sensorial, emotional and intellectual internal life. Prisoner’s Cinema is the film that might have been imagined by Escobar during these years of imprisonment The words in the film are taken from what Escobar has called his prison Anti-diary, a record of the thought pro- cesses that ran parallel to his painting, poetry and essays from 1988 to 1995.

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