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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.