Ursula San Cristóbal – Public Intimacy (Intimidad pública), 3:59, 2019




Our relationship with video cameras defines an important part of contemporary subjectivity. Am I the image? Am I just an image? Am I honest or am I pretending in front of the camera? Where is the limit between the expression and the reification of one’s self? Public intimacy attempts to deal with the contradictions involved in self -self-representation in front of a camera. Through winks to the language of video clip and avant-garde film, the piece also addresses how the contemporary subject relates to an audiovisual culture that redefines the limits between high culture and popular culture.
Official selection: Façade Video Festival 2020. Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Top ten selected videos) – 23 Rencontres Internationales Traverse Vidéo 2020. Toulouse, Francia – XIV Miami New Media Festival 2019. MACRO Asilo Roma, Italia – 32nd Festival Les Instants Vidéo 2019 [.BOX] Videoart project space. Milan, Italy – 6th EIVV, International Meeting on Videodance and Video Performance. Centre del Carme. Valencia, 2019 – XIV Miami New Media Festival 2019. Laundromat Art Space, Miami USA.



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.