Artist Projects

Verano de Mujeres (Summer of Women)

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Verano de Mujeres (Summer of Women) is a feature-length experimental film that presents a feminist ethno-fiction, a vision of the future built from the lives of a group of extraordinary women and a geography commonly thought of as marginal. The women Santiago Muñoz works with are real: a goat farmer, a painter, a glamorous queer musician, a teacher. The women breastfeed, milk goats, talk about sex, rear children, sing to a cult following, struggle with organizing other women, cry when they think of the work set out for them and strain to listen to the world in a different way. But there is another layer to the film that is a speculative imaginary ethnography—an ethnography of what is possible to imagine collectively.