PENELOPE


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PENELOPE



In this short video art piece by Samer Salameh, the myth of Penelope is reimagined in terms of the Palestinian reality of exile and the faithful wait for return. As Penelope (an elderly Palestinian woman) weaves a woollen sweater, her husband grows distracted in his own waiting, and begins inadvertently unravelling the same sweater. Salameh suggests the wool as a thread of time and loyalty, separating Penelope from Palestine, while extending eternal and forever rebeginning.

 

Director: Samer Salameh

Release Date: 2009

Duration: 4mins