Ursula San Cristóbal – Aegra timoris (Sick of fear), 3:54, 2020



This piece was filmed and edited in Barcelona during the COVID-19 lockdown. Through music, images and actions that move between dream and nightmare, Aegra Timoris explores some of the contradictory emotions aroused during the quarantine. Fear and its sophisticated prisons, pain, anxiety and anger caused by uncertainty, and finally, the desire to overcome fear and glimpse in it a gesture of hope.
Official selections: Façade Video Festival 2021. Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Magmart XII International Videoart Festival 2021. Naples, Italy – Rencontres Internationales Traverse vidéo 2021, Toulouse, France – 15th Fonland 2020. Festival Internacional de videoarte e performance (online screening). Coimbra, Portugal


Ursula San Cristóbal (1987) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Barcelona. Her work is devoted mainly to performance art and video art, which she conceives as tools for exploring contemporary subjectivity, addressing issues such as gender, identity, fragility, eroticism, intimacy and the uncanny. She has been invited to make a video installation for the Festival Videoformes 2023 (Clermont-Ferrand, France), and she has been an artist in residence at Nau Estruch (Sabadell, Spain). Her video artwork has been screened in festivals such as Festival Les Instants Vidéo (France), Camagüey International Video Art Festival (Cuba), BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Spain), Miami New Media Festival (USA), Traverse Vidéo (France), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Brazil), Video Art Miden (Greece) and 19th Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 (Poland). Úrsula holds a PhD in Art History and Musicology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.