Into the deep of the skin is an audiovisual poem about autoeroticism understood as a global experience of self-care, which goes far beyond genitality. At a time when pleasure seems to have been codified as a consumer good to be used and thrown away, autoeroticism proposes a way of being in the world based on caring for and respecting one’s own body, an attitude that we can then extend to our interaction with all subjects. Addressing your own pleasure implies facing taboo, fear, punishment and guilt. For this reason, the piece is articulated as a process that starts from fear, to gradually end up reconciling with one’s own skin.
Ursula San Cristóbal (Santiago de Chile, 1987) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Barcelona. Her work proposes a meeting point between music, contemporary art and audiovisual language. She is devoted mainly to performance art and video art, which she conceives as tools for exploring contemporary subjectivity, addressing issues such as gender, migration, memory, and identity. Ursula’s recent work has been screened in festivals such as IVAHM International Video Art House Madrid (Spain), Video art and animation Biennale of Puebla (Mexico), Festival Les Instants Vidéo (France), Camagüey International Video Art Festival (Cuba), Every Woman Biennial Film Festival (New York, USA), BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Bilbao, Spain), Mostra Viva Del Meditarrani de Valencia (Spain), Miami New Media Festival (USA), Videoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Traverse Vidéo (Toulouse, France), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Brazil), Barcelona Visual Sound (Spain), Video Art Miden (Greece) and 19th Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 (Wroclaw, Poland). Úrsula holds a PhD in Art History and Musicology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research interests centres around the role of sound and music in performance art and video art.