I was born on September 13th, 1980, in the city of Córdoba. My father, a member of La Banda from Santiago del Estero, was a political prisoner between 76 and 79 and when he got out he had me with my mother, a Porteña well into Cordobese ways, who now writes precious things. His freedom was a moment of profound joy, and I like to think that that is why I am called Victoria. When I was 4 we came to Buenos Aires with her and my sister Martina (who has been living in the South for years), where I became something of a renegade Porteña, soon wishing to leave for a quieter place. Anyway, it was here that I met my great friends and affections.
I studied in an excellent public school: the Lenguas Vivas J.R.F. Also, at the age of 15, I entered the I.V.A., a city school of art that functioned in the afternoons, and my education was balanced with free workshops and rather de-structured classmates. It was there that I specialized in Audiovisual Media.
I studied Anthropology at UBA during a year and a half, but Stella Kuguel at IVA showed me the revealing films by Claudio Caldini for the first time and Paula and Violeta made me edit video and let me use a photographic enlarger. I then left Antropology and studied Film Direction at the FUC, where I also was a teacher during several years with Jorge La Ferla, who continued to show me material on experimental film and video. I also taugh at IUNA. I had endearing professors, such as Hector Cohen, Cristian Ferrer and David Oubiña.
My passions are experimental film and photography. I suppose this is because they are, academically speaking, kinder than Philosophy, and they let me think the same but through an experience which is more concrete (which is very important to me), and, why not, more related to the joy of creating. I also practise Tai Chi at a traditional Kung Fu school and Za Zen at a tiny Zendo Soto Zen of Villa Ortúzar.
I am writing my dissertation in order to graduate. I applied for a research grant of the National Endowment for the Arts and obtained it. I was looking for a bit of support, although the most complicated matter is (always) time, and since grants in the art field here are not monthly salaries for doing research, but “incentive awards”, it turns difficult, but not impossible.
Writing pleases me more every day.
I bought a lovely super 8 camera to film because video does not bear the same effect on me, wven when there are many videos that I like and my videos have been screened in shows and festivals which I find very interesting, and even though it is very expensive and less productive.
I began to attend a photography workshop with Guillermo Ueno and, for the first time in 10 years, I gave rhythm and continuity to my photgraphic production, which I hope to continue. I still use my old Nikon F without photometer.
Due to my parents’ political and philosophical awareness, I find critical thinking and the idea of revolution to be inevitable. The difference is that I am convinced that the revolution begins with oneself. Art (be it martial, cinematographic, plastic, literary…art) is an extremely powerful phenomenon for experimentation, learning and transformation.
“In(visible) Videographies” in América Latina, MAMBA- Fundación Telefónica Award, 4ª Edition “Arts and New Technologies”, 15º International Electronic Arts Festival, Videobrasil, Medmedia- International Image Festival (2008) Medellín Museum of Modern Art, Colombia, 11ème Biennale de l'image en mouvement (BIM), amongst others.