A Performance by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and Gloria Morillo
Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 5-6pm
Location: Slash (1150 25th St, Building B, San Francisco)
Free event | Register here to reserve a spot

On the occasion of Joint Custody, curated by Amanda Nudelman and currently on view in our main gallery, please join Puerto Rico-based mother and daughter artists Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and Gloria Morillo as they come together to activate their collaborative video installation Retiro (2019) through an improvisational performance. They dissect scenes from the film in real time, reversing and re-performing their roles as actor and director to allow new narrative “truths” and “fictions” to unfold.

Before attending this event, we encourage you to watch Natalia Lassalle-Morillo’s film Retiro (running time 40 min 30 sec), currently on view at Slash and also available for free viewing on the KADIST website (you can create a free account to log in and watch).

Made possible with support from KADIST.

*For the safety of our community, we highly encourage all event attendees to wear a mask. We will provide masks as needed. Thank you so much.

*For inquiries about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email ana@slashart.org by March 15, 2024.

Natalia Lassalle-Morillo develops film, installation, and theatre-based projects that reconstruct history and memory through a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Merging theatrical performance, experimental ethnography, and collaborations with non-professional performers, her work focuses on the excavation of history both imagined and documented, decentralizing canonical narratives, and revising history through reenactments and the creation of new mythologies. Her work has been presented at Amant Foundation, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, the Smithsonian, among many other venues internationally. She was a Smithsonian Artist Fellow and was recently awarded the Princeton/CENTRO Bridging the Divides Fellowship. She developed her practice nomadically, but is currently based in San Juan.

Gloria Morillo was born in San Juan in the fifties, and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. During her elementary school years, she participated in school plays and took ballet and flamenco lessons. She continued dancing until her thirties, when she became a manager at a pharmaceutical company and became busy with her career and raising two kids. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and a Master’s in Public Health in Environmental Science. After her retirement, she took painting lessons and earned a second degree in Political Science. Since 2015 she has collaborated with her daughter, Natalia, on her film and performance projects.