Sofía Gallisá Muriente, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Sofía Gallisá Muriente

  • Visual Arts
  • San Juan, PR
Assimilate & Destroy

To support the purchase of equipment and materials to be used in the production of work in 16mm film related to an series titled Assimilate & Destroy, as well as partly funding a residency and exhibition at Casa Cruz de la Luna in San Germín.

I’m interested in how climate conditions memory in the tropics through the deterioration of material evidence, and have experimented with the degradation of film through corrosion from salt, mold and humidity. The title refers to two chemical processes that occur simultaneously during the decomposition of celluloid, considering their poetic and strategic implications for digesting political processes.