‘Salix Tree’ is a self-ethnographic document meant to be experienced as a passage between languages,a concentration of voices whose identity remains opaque. Some of these voices materialize into complete translation, while others provide a departure from national identity and its dominant linguistic form. In which language does one self-documents when there is no mother tongue anymore?. When at exile our personal history somehow transfigures into a systematic articulation of mythologies, evoking the imaginary. Is the narrator who is telling the story identical with the narrator about whom the story is being told?.

This home movie is not only a place for the transmission of personal history and documentation of kinship affiliations, but is also a place for self-ethnographic practice, colliding family representation with avant-garde pursuits.

Salix Tree
B&W, Stereo
Super8mm to 2k
10 mins.
2015

A documentary by Victor Arroyo

Super8mm hand processed and scanned to 2k.

Music by Christian Olsen.
Color Correction by Oswaldo Toledano.

Laboratory services and 2k scan provided
by Frame Discreet.
www.framediscreet.com

Produced with assistance by Main Film.
Centre d’artistes voué au cinéma indépendant.
www.mainfilm.qc.ca

Exhibitions


FOFA Gallery 2016
Canada.
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Santa Fe International New Media Festival 2016
US.
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Analogica/Jornadas de Reapropiacion 2016
Centro de Cultura Digital
Mexico.
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Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá 2016
Colombia.
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Gallery Z Art Space 2016
Canada.
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Smita Patil Documentary Film Festival 2015
India.
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Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta 2015
Chile.
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RIDM 2015
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
La soirée de la relève ICI RDI
Canada.
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Antimatter Media Art Festival 2015
Victoria, Canada.
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Intermediaciones 2015
Muestra de Video Arte y Video Experimental.
Colombia.
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Simultan Media Arts Festival 2015
Romania.
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ANALOGICA Experimental Film Festival 2015
Italy.
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VLAFF 2015
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.
Vancouver, Canada.
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NodoCCS 2015
Festival Internacional de Videoarte.
Venezuela.
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FIVAC 2015
Festival Internacional de Videoarte.
Cuba.
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