Mellissa attended Nocturne Residency in Canada in June 2017. This research residency is an immersive programme and this residency in particular was studying nocturnal wildlife. Throughout the residency Mellissa collected short films of organic movements in water, time-lapse footage of her surroundings and sounds from day and nightlife.
From this residency Mellissa created a film called Are We Disconnected? which has been exhibited in London and is currently on display at EDGE Arts and has since founded a collective called BIO.CHROME consisting of artists from the Art Ayatana residency.