“No one had ever answered the question correctly before, and the Sphinx had killed and eaten all of them. Oedipus thought carefully and eventually gave the correct answer; man, who crawls on all fours as a baby; he walks on two legs as an adult; and needs a walking stick when old.” [Greek Mythology]
Pelayo Álvarez seems lost in a technological landscape of images as a metaphor of dreams and desires. He is looking for answers.
OEDIPUS is a videoinstallation framed on red-yellow-blue (RYB) a commonly used set of primary colors. The sound design of this videoart work includes ocean and ships noises as well as Ikebana by the Greek ambient-techno band StrangeZero.
The highlight is the use of silent cinema pearls from 1895-1907, some of them probably as world premieres. Also, images from the feature film New York Spin by Pedro Valiente, shot before and after 9/11 Twin Towers attacks.