Director: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
2014, 11', color
Post-Military Cinema was shot in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, in a cinema that was once part of the Roosevelt Roads US Naval Base. The cinema apparatus—light, audience, projections, sound—offers up frames through which Santiago Muñoz regards new events taking place in the defunct architecture. A beekeeper manages the bees that are part of the soundtrack; afternoon light streams in for about an hour each day, projecting images of the forest that has reclaimed the base since its closure.
Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.
In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.
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