A close-up image of a rope, wooden floor, and light-coloured fabric.

Daniel Melo Morales

Affiliate, 2018 - 2019
Affiliate, 2017 - 2018
Affiliate, 2016 - 2017

Artist Statement

Most recently, my practice has involved exploring the materials, sounds, and tonality present within Headlands Center for the Arts’ space and buildings. In response to these elements, I engage both dissonance and a willingness in each; a transformative potential. I’ve been making photographs, sound recordings, and site-responsive arrangements driven by my fluid and improvisational process; guided by what’s unfamiliar.

While At Headlands

Daniel’s recent works, which aim to reflect on the military’s capacity to decide the value of another’s life and the institution’s lack of transparency, include multi-layered images made from photographing installations inside Headlands Building 960, a former U.S. ammunition storage facility.