Cuerpos #1 Santa Águeda

Mirari Echávarri López
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Cuerpos #1 Santa Águeda (Bodies #1 Saint Agatha) is based on the author's encounter with a Renaissance painting belonging to the permanent collection of the Museum of Navarre. The altarpiece represents the martyrdom of Saint Agatha, a devout young woman from Catania who accepted to die for the Christian faith. 

In this audiovisual essay, touch appears first in the form of haptic visuality, a tactile image that turns the painting into flesh or skin; the painting into the body. This approach breaks with the conventional distance of aesthetic contemplation, blurring the boundaries between the observing subject and the observed object, and enabling a mutual transmision. 

The film combines critical theory and lived experience in a heterodox essay traversed by the author's own subjectivity, the body, affections, folklore, and feminism. 

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  • Title: Cuerpos #1 Santa Águeda
  • Direction: Mirari Echávarri López
  • Production: Mirari Echávarri, Gobierno de Navarra. 2017.
  • Duration: 00:11:43
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: Basque - English
  • Original format: Quicktime
  • Formats: HD 1920x1080