a woman laying in a coffin covered in flowers while a dark-skinned woman whispers to her

Dicen que cabalga sobre un tigre (They say she rides a tiger)

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Studio 1—Goodman

Dicen que cabalga sobre un tigre entwines the linguistic structure of Monique Wittig’s iconic 1969 feminist novel Les Guérillères with the material and conceptual ground of the Caribbean. It visualizes the ecstatic potential of a near-future, non-binary world order through the struggles of its protagonists to imagine a new sort of sensorium—an autonomous language of post-colonial and post-patriarchal society. 

Animated by a shifting cast of collaborators from music, performance, art, and poetry, Dicen que cabalga sobre un tigre is being produced in Puerto Rico and at EMPAC, where the center’s theatrical infrastructure forms the backdrop to an iterative and recursive moving image work. 

Main Image: Production still from Dicen que cabalga sobre un tigre by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. Photo: Mick Bello/EMPAC

Presented By

EMPAC 2019–20


Fall 2020


Dicen que cabalga sobre un tigre is commissioned for the Feminist Art Coalition series by EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is supported by Creative Capital.