Pedro González Romero (Aracena, 1964) has worked on long-term projects such as Archivo F.X. or Máquina P.H. A member of the UNIA arteypensamiento team and the Plataforma de Reflexión de Políticas Culturales, both in Seville, he also works on the artistic direction of Flamenco dancer Israel Galván, as well as with Niño de Elche, Rocío Márquez and Tomás de Perrate. He was curator of the …de rasgos árabes project in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and El Salvador, and of the Tratado de Paz project for Donostia/San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture. He was also a curator and participating artist in the Bergen Assembly (Norway) held in September 2019.
This project starts from the 99 hours of film shot by Pedro G. Romero during the performance of Las sabias, a kind of extended theater play staged at the Seville Biennial of 2017. In Las sabias, los sabiondos, los resabiados, Romero sets out to create nine video essays featuring artists accompanied by animals: from the Gypsy activist and lawyer Pastora Filigrana and her Sphynx cat to the Chilean fine arts graduate and dancer Javiera de la Fuente and her goshawk, or Flamenco dancer and palmero José Jiménez Santiago, “Bobote,” and his fighting cocks.