Sofía Gallisá Muriente:
Lluvia con Nieve (Rain with Snow)

February 16 – April 1, 2023
Thursday – Saturday, dusk – 11pm

Urban Video Project (UVP)
Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street

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Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present Sofía Gallisá Muriente: Lluvia con Nieve (Rain with Snow) at our architectural projection venue on the Everson Museum facade.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the filmmaker will be present for Lessons in Living Otherwise, a screening and Q&A on Thursday, April 20 6:30pm.

About the Work

Lluvia con Nieve (Rain with Snow) | 2014 | 13:30

In 1955, Paramount News, “the eyes and ears of the world” projected in movie theaters around the United States images of a plane landing in Puerto Rico carrying 2 tons of snow and a family from New Hampshire and of the thousands of Puerto Rican youth that received them in a baseball field. These 40 seconds of film are possibly the only surviving audiovisual document of an event that persists as a foggy memory in the conscience of most Puerto Ricans.

Rain with Snow is a double projection that tries to visualize the ideological production processes behind these images of political spectacle, zooming in, stretching out, and manipulating the last cinematic vestige of this moment to interrogate the role of images in the formation of national identity.

About the Artist

Sofía Gallisá Muriente is a Puerto Rican visual artist whose work resists colonial forces of erasure and claims the freedom of historical agency, proposing mechanisms for remembering and reimagining. She has been a fellow of the Smithsonian Institute and the Flaherty Seminar and participated in residencies such as Alice Yard (Trinidad & Tobago), FAARA (Uruguay), and Fonderie Darling (Montreal). She has exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the Queens Museum, ifa Galerie in Berlin, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico. From 2014 to 2020, she co-directed the artist-run organization Beta-Local. She is currently a fellow of the Puerto Rican Arts Initiative and the Cisneros Institute at MoMA.

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UVP 2022-23: The Porous Body of the Earth

This exhibition and event are part of UVP’s 2022-23 programming year, The Porous Body of the Earth, featuring artists who explore issues of environmental racism and regimes of violent extraction.


This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and by the County of Onondaga through the Tier Three Program administered by CNY Arts.