Melissa Gallego Quiroz

23 November - 22 December 2017

Eastern Bloc is pleased to host Melissa Gallego Quiroz to develop the project entitled: Internal-External.

As part of the program: Artistic Residency Colombia – Canada supported by the Colombian Minister of Culture, Melissa will be working at Eastern Bloc’s Lab from November 23rd to December 22nd 2017.

Artistic Statement // During her residency, Melissa will produce images of the microcosm and the macrocosm to create an immersive, 3-D installation. Melissa’s work focuses on the relationship between the environment and systems in general, and human-earth relationship in particular. Intrigued by humankind’s impact on the environment, she will create a 3-D audiovisual installation inviting the audience to explore a 270 degrees projection-surface with images ranging from molecules and energy atomic energy to the galaxies. 

**Microcosm: a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger

**Macrocosm: the whole of a complex structure, especially the world or universe, contrasted with a small or representative part of it

Eastern Bloc sincerely thanks the República de Colombia - Ministerio de Cultura - Programa Nacional de Estímulos for its support as partner of this event.

Melissa will join EB’s 10th anniversary Tombola Party. Come to meet her from 7 pm to 8 pm on December 15th, and check out her installation all night long. 3-D glasses will be available!

Bio // Born in the city of Medellín, Melissa Galle Goquiroz is a Colombian artist who studied design and plastic arts. Since 2011, she has created with the experimental group TheForest, co-founder of this, with which has participated in various artistic events in the city and abroad, among these Exquisete Horse in Los Angeles, California and 7th revolving, art festival, new music and sound experimentation In Puerto Rico. Her work explores hypermedia, hybrid narrative systems by analogous and technological processes, from exploration, through intervened filmmakers, generic art, electromagnetism, and 3d animation. Forming creations in spaces and screens with images that involve the forms of fractals and positional play, with technological processes that generate a restlessness about what surrounds us, light and shadow, space, matter and patterns.

23 November - 22 December 2017