An “Exquisite Corpse” combines documentary, fiction and experimental film-making as it traverses the social and oneiric landscape of a region struggling between modernity and tradition. It explores ritual and performance from festivals to everyday life combining the real and the surreal, the fantastical and the banal, that which is vital and that which is purely entertainment. The reenactment of rituals within changing crowds and contexts illuminates the complex striving for understanding and for giving meaning to the small acts of everyday life. They also glimpse the need for release and catharsis. The myths, as torrid and exuberant as the geography, are often more concrete than reality and during the autopsy the corpse itself reveals something more repugnant than death, the submission of the living to it. This fantastical collective biography explores the psyche of an individual reflecting a multitude. It immerses into a dense mythological universe by narrating the life of a being in the process of unbeing, a character becoming a corpse.
Victor was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador. He studied Graphic Design at Dr. José Matías Delgado University. After finishing the program, he continued his studies at The Savannah College of Art and Design, thanks to an International Excellency Scholarship awarded by the president of the college. He completed two Master’s programs, one in Computer Art, with a focus in Motion Graphics and the second in Film and Television.
His film “Ever Amado” has been presented and awarded in many film festivals, including the 57th International Berlinale Film Festival, Newfilmmakers NYC, Anthology Archives NYC, EL Paso TX Film Festival, ICARO in Central America, S.U.R.G.E. FF, Künstlerhauskino Wien- Iberoamerikanische Filmtage, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, and the North Carolina Film Festival among others.
Currently Victor runs a design studio called Santasombra in the New York Metro area. He has done work for XEROX, Moore Business, Dr. José Matías Delgado University, ASA Poster… read more