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.


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

Directed by Victor Arroyo

Super8mm, hand processed, re-photographed and scanned to 2k.

Sound design by Christian Olsen.
Post-production supervising 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.

Trailer 2 mins.

Exhibitions | Screenings

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival VLAFF 2022

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FOFA Gallery 2016

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Santa Fe International New Media Festival 2016

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Analogica/Jornadas de Reapropiacion 2016
Centro de Cultura Digital

Bogotá Experimental Film Festival 2016

Gallery Z Art Space 2016

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Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta 2015

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Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal RIDM 2015

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Antimatter Media Art Festival 2015

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Muestra de Video Arte y Video Experimental Intermediaciones 2015

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Simultan Media Arts Festival 2015

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ANALOGICA Experimental Film Festival 2015

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Vancouver Latin American Film Festival VLAFF 2015

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Festival Internacional de Videoarte NodoCCS 2015

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Festival Internacional de Videoarte Camaguey FIVAC 2015

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