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Studio Notes

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How does the body relate to the cultural reproduction of saints’ stories? This mind map contains the concepts that we discussed.
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[2]

How do we participate in the story of a saint? Do we identify ourselves with the subject of the story, or the audience? What if we are both?
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Nudity and sexualization are consistent elements in how saints are commemorated over time. In these two images, we were struck by the similar iconography of a medieval depiction of Saint Agatha and a contemporary representation of Saint Christina of Bolsena.
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What is the link between festivities linked to saints and the story of suffering behind them? Today, these festivities are associated with social gatherings, meal sharing, and food with religious symbolism.
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[1]
How does the body relate to the cultural reproduction of saints’ stories? This mind map contains the concepts that we discussed.

[2]
How do we participate in the story of a saint? Do we identify ourselves with the subject of the story, or the audience? What if we are both?

[3]
Nudity and sexualization are consistent elements in how saints are commemorated over time. In these two images, we were struck by the similar iconography of a medieval depiction of Saint Agatha and a contemporary representation of Saint Christina of Bolsena.

[4]
What is the link between festivities linked to saints and the story of suffering behind them? Today, these festivities are associated with social gatherings, meal sharing, and food with religious symbolism.