Inspired on The Odyssey’s Penelope except as a women empowerment moment, the installation consists on a tapestry loom that starts to weave when the sun rises and unweaves with the sunset. In ancient greek burial rituals the deceased one was dressed in a full length white shroud – as if the closer the loom gets to have the piece done, the more Penelope is confined to her own imprisonment.
The weaving loom consist on pulleys that guide the thread and two thread reels mounted on stepper motors, connected to an Arduino. The microcontroller is connected to a web sketch, that is accessing the geolocation of the piece and the time of the sunrise/sunset, controlling according to this information the direction in which the motors are working.
Music "Land on the Golden Gate" por Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com)