Series of 18 panels
Departing from the feature-length film Dulcinea, Polo unfolds her script into a series of panels in which the fragmentation of both image and text allows for the viewer to zoom in and out of frame, thus constructing other possible detours that spring from the layered cinematographic architecture. By juxtaposing frames from the film and written extracts from its voice over, signifiers central to Dulcinea Bellido’s political biography are boldly eventuated—mental images and inner voices solidify defiantly amidst the backout exacted in Spain’s democratic memory.
The strategy of breaking down the script into shards of “passages” of Dulcinea’s life sets these pieces apart from the lineal structure of the film. Therefore, these panels have a time of their own, an open narrative that situates itself on the realm of visual poetry, if you will, condensing meaning through the very gaps of one’s faculty to fully grasp the historical erasure of lives so agential to the political achievements bequeathed to us.