You Are Mythical is a feature film with a contemporary narrative where the audience is free to create its own storytelling. Its roadmap. You can watch the entire film (80 min), stories (10 min), visual poems (3 min), and animations (1 min).
As a transmedia project, You Are Mythical content develops through several platforms and productions --Crossing Europe documentary film, and over 30 videos and 70 interviews. Multimedia work includes technology, animation, photography, social networks, and media. Focus set on websites youaremythical.com, penelopeiswaiting.com, crossingstages.eu, and Crossing Stages book.
VIDEOINSTALLATION PENELOPE IS WAITING
Penelope is Waiting is a videoinstallation by Pedro Valiente that comes out filmming one of the stories of You are Mythical. It´s the multiple portrait of a woman in love. It presents a simultaneous projection of four 7 min videos, performance, and new technology. Videoart project conceived for art centers, film venues, and digital networks. View Penelope is Waiting
DOCUMENTARY FILM CROSSING EUROPE
Crossing Europe is a tale of a fabolous journey. Artists, professionals, students, and scholars embark on Crossing Stages, international performing arts project connecting classic myths, and daily life. The seven characters in You Are Mythical are part of Crossing Europe documentary film and Crossing Stages European Project.
Act I- Artistic/academic framework. Act II- Disciplines: dance, performance, theater, film, technology. Act III- Participant countries: Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia. The chair that appears through the crossing, and the film, flies. As imagination.
VIDEOS CROSSING STAGES EUROPEAN PROJECT
Crossing Stages has produced over 30 videos: report works by Communication team, dance actions by UC3M Dance Lab, and conferences by University of Ljubljana. Videos, interviews, Crossing Europe documentary film, and You Are Mythical feature film are all connected.
INTERVIEWS CROSSING STAGES EUROPEAN PROJECT
Crossing Stages has produced over 70 interviews with participants including Sonsoles Herreros (Crossing Stages project manager, Spain), Bernadette Bricout (UPD vice-dean, France), Sergio Blanco (writer/director, France-Uruguay), Roberta Carreri (performer/director, Denmark), Raúl Iasa (director/instructor, Argentina), Maja Sabec (scholar, Slovenia), Rui Pires (theater director, Portugal), Eva Sanz (dance director, Spain), and Marco Leone (Tearo Goldoni director, Italy). Also appearing numerous performers and artists from participant countries including You Are Mythical cast. View Crossing Stages interviews
Performing and visual arts connect with research on engineering, robotics, and new technologies. Among Crossing Stages collaborators are Javier Gorostiza, UC3M Robotics Department director, and visual artist/musician Javier Aparicio.
Multimedia includes works blending visual and performing arts, and technology as Penelope is Waiting by Pedro Valiente, and The Augmented Body by Alfredo Miralles, both director and coordinating producer of You Are Mythical. View The Augmented Body
Real stories and fictional characters. Cities around Europe today and spaces of the soul to imagine a mythical life. At right, production stills from You Are Mythical film.
Crossing Stages website shows over 30 photo albums by different photographers. Images as a multicultural record of ideas and emotions from a common cultural path. View Crossing Stages photos
Visual artist and professor Javier Chavarría is the author of the animation films in You Are Mythical. Also, he has designed sets and costumes for Crossing Stages theater productions. View Crossing Stages visual art
Artist Jacobo Pérez Enciso created Crossing Stages logo and a wide range of illustrations during the whole process. View Crossing Stages visual art
Crossing Stages book, directed by Sonsoles Herreros and Sergio Blanco, features texts by participant artists and scholars, including a USB with Crossing Europe documentary film, and selected videos. Design by alturaX. View Crossing Stages book
Essays on the connections between classic myths and contemporary life. Texts by Luz Neira PhD, expert on mosaics, and UC3M adjunct vice-dean of Culture and Communication. View Crossing Stages essays
Selected press in national and international media. All productions on official website, Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. View Crossing Stages media