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The ideals are not reached with the eyes but with the heart

Why Dulcinea? Villager, maternal, feminine, eccentric, generous, submissive, rebellious, multiple personality, unique personality, wild nature, seductive, glib, unattainable, Empress of La Mancha, Lady of his Thoughts … Reality or fantasy ?.

I dont know the formula for success but understand that for someone to become an icon must have a physical and chemical composition that challenges the standards and laws of the time. It is essential to have a memorable name, mentor, biographer, photographer, supporters, detractors, affected, critics, Quixotes, Sanchos … and attesting fans.

I guess the simplicity and extraordinary nature of Dulcinea (Pin-up), it was so enigmatic in the eyes of Don Quixote as the witch Cenotia or Aldonza Lorenzo were for the look of Cervantes. Miraculous woman, witch, binder, explosive; different ways to look in the mirror and recognize; women, mother, father, androgynous, reflections, shadows, the mysteries of life, … the fate and circumstances.

Shaped woman, symbol of their highest ideals of love, the hidalgo rests in a comfortable platonic horizon of clouds. Madrid, April 27, 2016. Martin Sampedro.

The work “Dulcinea Iconic” consists of a piece of looping video and printed photographs. It shows a heroin woman in continuous transformation. Idealized mirror vessels reveal the many faces of the iconic personality of Dulcinea. With this audio-visual I have tried to offer a dreamscape in which to let flow the viewer’s imagination, like a mantra, no more claim to move them to the space of illusion, ideals and dreams. Comfortable platonic horizon clouds on which to project our own dreams and desires. The work has been carried out with photographs, 3D authoring techniques and video postproduction.

 

Audio and video: “Dulcinea Iconic” Video Loop 3’30. Author: Martin Sampedro. Year: 2016

The work “Dulcinea Iconic” consists of a piece of looping video and printed photographs. It shows a heroin woman in continuous transformation. Idealized mirror vessels reveal the many faces of the iconic personality of Dulcinea. With this audio-visual I have tried to offer a dreamscape in which to let flow the viewer’s imagination, like a mantra, no more claim to move them to the space of illusion, ideals and dreams. Comfortable platonic horizon clouds on which to project our own dreams and desires. The work has been carried out with photographs, 3D authoring techniques and video postproduction.

«Óvulo de Dulcinea» Ready-Made. 40x40x50 cm. 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ovulo de Dulcinea” es un ready-made con tinaja aceitera de metal, mechón de pelo, e instalación visual en su interior, con la que llevo la mirada a la dimensión microscópica, invitando al espectador a descubrir el génesis de Dulcinea. En palabras de Sancho: “Aldonza Lorenzo era una mujer de pelo en pecho”. Tal vez esta fuera la mas reveladora visión de Don Quijote y en ella se encuentren sus mas altos ideales de creación, feminidad y belleza.

 

 

 

 

Mil caras de Dulcinea

48 creadores, escritores, cineastas, ilustradores, músicos y actores reunidos en una exposición colectiva en torno a la figura de Dulcinea del Toboso.

Exposición “Mil Caras de Dulcinea” Comisario: Ángel Agrela. Del 16 de febrero al 15 de marzo de 2017. Sala la Lonja. Casa del Reloj. Paseo de la Chopera, 10. 28045. Madrid. Del sábado 8 de abril al 2 de mayo de 2017. El Toboso. Toledo.