‘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.

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.

Produced with assistance by Main Film.
Centre d’artistes voué au cinéma indépendant.


FOFA Gallery
Canada, 2016

Santa Fe International New Media Festival
US, 2016

Analogica/Jornadas de Reapropiacion
Centro de Cultura Digital
Mexico, 2016

Bogotá Experimental Film Festival
Colombia, 2016

Gallery Z Art Space
Canada, 2016

Smita Patil Documentary Film Festival
India, 2015

Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta
Chile, 2015

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal RIDM
La soirée de la relève ICI RDI
Canada, 2015

Antimatter Media Art Festival
Canada, 2015

Muestra de Video Arte y Video Experimental
Colombia, 2015

Simultan Media Arts Festival
Romania, 2015

ANALOGICA Experimental Film Festival
Italy, 2015

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival VLAFF
Canada, 2015

Festival Internacional de Videoarte
Venezuela, 2015

Festival Internacional de Videoarte
Cuba, 2015

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