The central interests of Victoria Ellm’s work in progress focus on the linguistic fracture produced in the tangential time and health, especially mental health. In time, the human fragilities evident in both exploration spaces have taken shape through word, food and moving image.
She’s graduated in Fine Arts and Communication and Cultural Industries and, following a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education in Visual Arts from the University of Barcelona. She has also continued learning through independent study groups focusing on audiovisual, philosophy, healing practices and health
She has participated in group exhibitions such as Christina Schultz’s Lab of the Failure (Blue Project, 2019) or the virtual curatorial project
Selected in the Talent Lab of the Atlantida Film Festival with A Woman’s House, this audiovisual piece has been deployed in a kind of life project where previous works such as Waiting Room, A bed stories for a bed, ibuprofeno 600min or The Food is Present also have a place.
He works in documentary and rehearsal films between Finland and Galicia, where he currently lives. His practice also includes performance of “live visuals” or live cinema, and the creation of sound art for live performance. The projects it develops always have a deconstructive and experimental character with new narratives and analogue formats through its recovery, transformation and reinterpretation. A recurrent part of his work is memory, meaning, and stroke in narrative construction processes by erosion or alteration of it.
He is currently working on writing a novel about the desire to be a writer, as well as other axes such as the confusion and lack of meaning of many moments in our lives, partly due to the constant presence of the media, especially television. His earlier books worked on texts from prose poetry and for this third work he seeks to confront writing from narrative by ensuring that the use of language, images and rhythm is as important as the one counted.
Luis Díaz (Alcalá de Henares, 1994) is a Spanish writer, journalist and cultural manager. He has published the books Hombres con un diente de leche (Cántico, 2020), which won the IV Irreconciliables Prize, and Los bloques naranjas (Caballo de Troya, 2023), edited by Sabina Urraca. His texts have also appeared in anthologies such as Árboles frutales (Editorial 16, 2021) or De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de amor (Cántico, 2023).
Thus, other works—literary or cultural—have been published in magazines such as MULE or Poscultura, as well as in journalistic media such as VICE, El Salto or Mondo Sonoro.
In the field of cultural management, he has been conducting the 2019 Festival de Poesía Joven de Alcalá de Henares. This literary proposal aims to promote the new voices of poetry in Spain. In the previous editions—the fourth edition will take place in late April—authors such as Elizabeth Duval, Sara Torres, Óscar García Sierra and Rosa Berbel have participated.