14 Feb - 30 Mar 2021
selected by Carolina Lio
Cristina Nuñez: Someone to Love
Part of our Screening Room programme.
SPEX The Self Portrait Experience
Cristina Nuñez began taking photographic self-portraits in private in 1988 to overcome self-esteem issues that led her to drug addiction during her teenage. This practice allowed her to shape her own emotions and to reveal her presence to the world. At the same time, through an uncompromising gaze at herself, she created a powerful instrument to project the plasticity of her identity.
Someone To Love brings together 25 years of self-portraits taken by Cristina Nunez, through which she developed her method The Self-Portrait Experience®, a process of inner exploration shared with the public. Nuñez believes that “The separation between art and therapy is intolerable” and considers the method as the main part of her artwork.
The video is a diaporama with the artist’s voice narrating her story through family photos and self-portraits, forming a sort of “lifeline” that also combines some significant images of her ancestors and portraits of her family, investigating the relationships with them and among them, and showing a constant pursuit of her own roots and identity through faces and bodies.