Cuerpos #1 Santa Águeda

Mirari Echávarri López
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Cuerpos #1 Santa Águeda [Bodies #1 St. 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 devouted 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, 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 euskara - English
  • Original format: Quicktime
  • Formats: HD 1920x1080