Foreign in a Domestic Sense

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Natalia Lassalle Morillo & Sofía Gallisá Muriente

4-channel installation with sound, 32mins, 2021

4k, Hi8 and HD video with hand developed Super8 film


with Edilberto Guzmán Fonseca, Ángel Samalot, Nancy Hernández, Sofía Ortíz Morales, Lizbeth Concepción, Jezabeth Roca González, Teresa Basilio, Giovanni Bravo Ruiz, Alessandra Rosa, Tuto González, Jonathan Josué Guzmán, Rolando López, Suheily Martínez Plaza, Annette Reinosa, Kelsey Vélez & Carlitos Díaz 

Sound design by Darío Morales-Collazo

Color correction by Oswaldo Colón Ortíz

Super8 scanning and coloring by Laboratorio Cuático

Additional footage by Héctor Lassalle Villanueva, Manuel Deschamps and NASA

Commissioned by USFCAM

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For this USFCAM commission, artists Sofía Gallisá Muriente and Natalia Lassalle-Morillo spent time talking, remembering and imagining the future alongside diasporic Puerto Ricans living throughout central Florida who have migrated in the past years as a result of the political and economic crisis in the archipelago. Combining their approaches to fictional and non-fictional narrative forms, the artists undertook an extensive research and filming process that placed their distinct perspectives and methodologies in dialogue. Departing from the lived experiences of people who are part of the fastest-growing Puerto Rican population in the United States, the artists crafted a film in four channels and four chapters that connects people, places, and visual styles, suggesting possible cinematic approaches to a film about Puerto Ricans in Florida.