The project establishes a divergent parallelism in between the wife of the Senegalese migrants’ and Odysseus’ Penelope.
Parallelism due the similarity in the long periods waiting for their husbands return home. Divergence because here these woman take the enunciation power, explaining us how they deal with their reality and how negotiate with the social pressure surrounding them, that like in the Odysseus, would love relegating them into a second term.
Further form the videos the project produced a theather piece in collaboration with the Senegalese Company Copin’Arts, which was premiered in the Sahel Ouvert Festival at Mboumba. (Senegal)
If in Unfolding Penelope, the protagonists unfold their stories, to let us know our prejudices regarding the otherness are build upon the deviated stereotypes of the Colonial gaze. Ever Folding goes the other way around. Everything folds in a infinite and continuous fold. Denying the viewer any voyeuristic possibility. If to see is to know, and to know is to master, here we are not seeing and not mastering, thus breaking and disturbing the colonial gaze.