Salix Tree

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 their dominant linguistic form. Is the narrator who is telling the story identical with the narrator about whom the story is being told?. In which language does one self-documents when there is no mother tongue anymore?.

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.

 

credits

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

A documentary by Victor Arroyo

Super8mm, hand processed, re-photographed 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

 

Trailer 2 mins.

 

exhibitions | screenings

 

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
Canada.

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Antimatter Media Art Festival 2015
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.
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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