Artist Talk and Film Screening: Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué

On Thursday, April 5, 2018 interdisciplinary artist and curator Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué from San Juan, Puerto Rico presented an artist talk and screening of his recent film “Islxlsl: The Last Island on Earth”. His project considered the colonial Caribbean archipelago through, and in reaction to, the colonial sense of futurity in Roger Corman’s science-fiction B-movie “The Last Woman on Earth” (1960), which was filmed in Puerto Rico. The project’s focus took an ominous turn immediately after Hurricanes Irma and María in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands in September 2017 in light of the environmental, economic, and political aftermath.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.