Sofía Gallisá Muriente
With her current projects, Sofía aims to reverse the flow of colonial processes through a confrontation with the dominant gaze. In Chiusure, she will work with materials gathered throughout her most recent period of research and filming as part of Observatorio de lagunas, a series of counter-memory works that address remembering and reimagining history in Puerto Rico by connecting dynamic coastal lagoon ecosystems with the absences in memory. The residency will provide space and time to deepen her studio practice, process footage and audio recordings, experiment with projections, read, write, edit and even practice other mediums outside of her comfort zone, like drawing with ink and watercolors made from minerals sourced from Puerto Rican soils by artist/friend Karla Claudio. The residency will also support two new collaborations that have emerged from this series, with Génesis Báez and with Natalia Lassalle-Morillo.