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Chiara
Pastoor

Directed by

Directed by is a short film showing a collection of erotic, surrealistic and humorous self-portraits.

Self-portrait artist and filmmaker Chiara Pastoor takes agency of her body and sexuality and indulges in self-pleasure. Reclaiming the power as both the director and the woman in the image, she redefines self-portraits within the notions of the male, female and internalised male gaze. 

She started creating self-portraits a few years ago, after dealing with Lyme disease and the sudden loss of a sibling and in attempt to reconnect and heal the relationship with her body, intimacy and sexuality. 

Project details

Year
2022
Programme
Photography
Practices
Autonomous
Minor
Critical Studies