documentary / experimental documentary
experimental, video art
‘Salix Tree’ it’s the documentation of a displaced domestic space, a self-ethnographic document about my first eight years of displacement as a consequence of leaving Mexico and moving to Montreal. In which language does one self-documents when there is no mother tongue anymore? It’s a self-ethnographic document meant to be experienced as a passage between languages, a concentration of voices whose identity remains opaque. Is the narrator who is telling the story identical with the narrator about whom the story is being told? When in exile our personal history somehow transfigures into a systematic articulation of mythologies, evoking the imaginary.