Pablo Saura
Artist & Filmmaker

pectoralis, 2016, super 8 film, color, silent, 3min...

Pectoralis is a silent film that depicts the chest of an uncredited subject as he apparently goes through a morning grooming routine. The work analyses the pectorals from the point of view of body fragmentation and objectification of the male body, contrasting the ontology of this image against Laura Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze. The film poses questions on the presumed homoeroticism of all depictions of male objectification and the neglection of the female viewer.