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Friday, March 17 – Sunday, April 2

tejer un cuerpo

(weaving a body)

Úrsula San Cristóbal

2022-23 / Spain

Salle Gilbert Gaillard, 2 rue Saint-Pierre, Clermont-Ferrand

Opening hours :
Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm
Sunday from 2pm to 6pm

For group or school visits, please contact the VIDEOFORMES team by email ( with the subject “Group visit” or by telephone (+ 33(0)4 73 17 02 17) at least 48 hours in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

The work :

How can we live, create, and think about our bodies apart from colonial patriarchy? How can we create a sensitive body that can experience pleasure in ways other than hedonistic? What if we try to undo the rules that have been imposed on our bodies and begin to weave our own subjectivity?
Weaving is a practise that requires time, commitment, and patience—qualities required to form affective bonds with those around us as well as for developing ourselves as beings with our own ideas, feelings, and desires. As a result, weaving can be viewed as a metaphor for the construction of one’s own body in affective interaction with others, with the resulting texture evoking the concept of plasticity via haptic sensations.
This installation is inspired by the feminist ideas of Monique Wittig, Paul Preciado, and Catherine Malabou, and it attempts to explore the concept of a body in transformation through weaving and digital textures. Images and music are intended to evoke a body in search of its own affective and erotic expression, confronting its own fragility and discovering its strength in plasticity. A strange and disturbing body at times, but always eager for life.

The artist :

Úrsula San Cristóbal is a Barcelona-based interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Her primary mediums of expression are video art, weaving, calligraphy, and experimental music, which she considers as tools for exploring contemporary subjectivity and addressing issues such as gender, fragility, eroticism, and the uncanny. She has been artist in residence at Nau Estruch (Sabadell, Spain) and her video art work has been screened in festivals such as Video art and animation Biennale of Puebla (Mexico), Camagüey International Video Art Festival (Cuba), BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Spain), Magmart Video Under Vulcano (Italy), Miami New Media Festival (USA), Festival Les Instants Vidéo (France), Videoformes (France), 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. Her dissertation on the role of sound and music in Marina Abramovic and Shirin Neshat’s video and performance art works received the Extraordinary PhD Award in 2020.

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Credits :

Design: Úrsula San Cristóbal (ESP)

• Weave, video, and music by Úrsula San Cristóbal

• Text: Excerpt from “Je suis un monstre qui vous parle: rapport pour une académie de psychanalystes” by Paul B. Preciado (Grasset, 2020)

Production: VIDEOFORMES, with the support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes digital artistic creation – Fonds [SCAN]

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