PENELOPE IS WAITING is a multiple portrait of a contemporary Penelope expecting Ulysses. We imagine an empty space in the end of the world, which is here. Inside everyone. A long wait full of love where everything is an affirmation of life.
Conceived as a transmedia project, it´s a video-installation for art centers, public spaces, and digital networks. The main element is the simultaneous projection of four videos of 7 minutes as a Cubist scene by Picasso. It´s produced to be distributed through a variety of media as movie theaters, TV, and the internet.
PENELOPE IS WAITING is a work by filmmaker Pedro Valiente, who started working on video design with Robert Wilson. This technological tableau vivant is coordinated by Alfredo Miralles and Irene Gómez, with performance by Paloma Zavala, photo by Daniel Rodríguez del Pozo, stills by Juan Manuel Núñez, and web/multimedia by Sara Conde.
VIDEOART | PERFORMANCE It´s a moving portrait of mythical Penelope in four large screens. The audience decides what to see since the picture is neither single nor still. Penelope is viewed in different ways –looking through a Balcony, sleeping under a Table, floating around Columns, and making Coffee. Although in this game of mirrors/screens/portraits there is a double narrative.
TECHNOLOGY | TRANSMEDIA PROJECT A robot allows the audience to operate a video camera from its smartphone as a starting point of a tech lab integrating visual arts, industrial design, robotics, and new technology. As a transmedia project, PENELOPE IS WAITING is connected with other productions and platforms. It comes out filmming YOU ARE MYTHICAL, a feature film linked to contents as CROSSING STAGES book, CROSSING EUROPE documentary film, videos, interviews, photos, illustrations, essays, and media.