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Post-Military Cinema

05 April - 22 May 2014 11am - 5pm // daily during Glasgow International, Tuesday - Saturday thereafter

Preview: 04 April 2014, 6pm

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Transmission are delighted to present the first exhibition in Glasgow of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, included as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. Post-Military Cinema follows Santiago Muñoz’s six-week residency at the gallery last year.



Post-Military Cinema consists of objects, recordings and moving-image works pertaining to Ceiba, a coastal town in Puerto Rico. Ceiba was home to Roosevelt Roads, a US Naval Base which remained operational until a decade ago, having occupied Puerto Rican land for over sixty years. Many animal and plant species have begun to return to the base, reclaiming the landscape transformed by oil tanks and bombing. Through entropic forces and life without us, it is becoming something else. The works presented look at the indeterminacy of what that elsewhere might be, how it behaves and what images it creates. Having been accustomed to thinking of Ceiba as a place where an event (the event of the bombing, warfare, military industry) has ceased, we might behave as if we were waiting for another event of the same scale and form. In reality, there are an infinite number of events taking place, the majority of these outside of politics or ideology, free of symbolic weight. Post-Military Cinema engages us in looking at these events taking place right now: what do we see and how do we see them?

The project hopes to examine the various connections between the phenomenon observed in Ceiba, and still-existing military bases in Scotland, in particular Faslane, a naval base located 25 miles north-west of Glasgow. There will be a 12’’ vinyl publication accompanying the exhibition with recordings from both Ceiba and Faslane available from the 17th April. Recorded and edited by Bradley Davies (Faslane) and Joel Rodríguez (Ceiba).

Based in Puerto Rico, Santiago Muñoz often works through long periods of observation and documentation, in which the camera is present as an object with social implications and as an instrument mediating aesthetic thought. Her films and videos focus on specific social structures or events that she transforms into collaborative work, performance and moving image. Santiago Muñoz’s recent work has been concerned with the material and physical trace of abstract political ideas, particularly post-military spaces, and the relationship of new landscapes to social forms.



Accompanying Events:

Radio Show / Listening Party with Google Useless Radio

Transmission Gallery 8th April 2014 Midnight


Beatriz Santiago Muñoz Artist Talk

CCA Cinema 9th April 6pm 


Gallery Space 2

Polyvocal Subjects Events

25 February - 22 March 2014 Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm

    Katherine MacBride

    Freedom of speech poster club – Submissions welcome throughout the duration of the exhibition. A window display of home-made posters/images/objects that express thoughts/feelings that you would like to make public but find difficult to do so freely and subjects that you think are not represented often enough in public discourse.


    Screening of Do You Remember Revolution? Documentary by Loredana Bianconi in which four women speak of their experiences in the Red Brigades in 1970s Italy.

    Sunday March 9th, 3pm, CCA cinema.


    Deep Listening Workshop exploring exercises developed by Pauline Oliveros.

    Sunday March 16th, 2-5pm, Transmission Gallery.


    Screening/discussion event exploring embodied female voice on screen with films/videos by Ursula Biemann, Manon de Boer and Emily Vey Duke/Cooper Battersby and spoken contributions from Amy Charlesworth, Sophia Lycouris and Lyndsay Mann.

    Sunday 22nd June, CCA Cinema.

    Gallery Space 3

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