Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy is an experimental short film that incorporates multiple disciplines such as sculpture and performance. I shot this piece in a furniture store in Ridgewood, NY, which reminded me somehow of a purgatory, a space of repeating forms. By placing a character in this space, themes of wealth, narcissism and addiction emerged. The juxtaposition of these elements creates a tension, offering questions of self-representation and consumption in contemporary American society.

  • Bianca Boragi
  • Bianca Boragi
  • Bianca Boragi
  • Jonela Ruka
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 2, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Inside Out
    Verum Ultimum Gallery
    September 25, 2014
  • Katra Film Series
    New York
    May 9, 2015
Director Biography - Bianca Boragi

Bianca Boragi is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and actress. She is an MFA candidate in the sculpture department at the Yale school of Art and an archivist for the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Archive at Yale University Art Gallery. French­-American, she was born and raised in Paris, where she obtained her BFA from ENSAPC. Her work has been exhibited in France, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, and throughout the United States.

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Director Statement

Film and video are my main focus, but I like to incorporate and play with other mediums such as sculpture, performance and acting. My work considers the relationship of the social world to the private, psychological one. I like to create diverse characters evolving in absurd situations to explore environmental and emotional reactions, and the evolving process of being a person. I like to create videos that can express something ephemeral, ineffable, a state or an emotion, that is maybe difficult to describe other than the way it manifests itself visually. My films are like visual poems with no head or tail, they are pieces of an incomplete puzzle, leaving enough room for imagination. I’m the kind of artist who responds to life itself. I shape a piece of experience from my private interest into a tale with meaning for an external viewer. Humor is often a big part of my work, acting as a hook to get people involved and offer a point of entry.

I view my work as video performance and experimental cinema. Instead of using the standards of the theatre usually displayed in performance art, I subscribe to those of the cinema. I like to be behind the camera plotting shots and performances, setting a series of people and ideas in motion. Artists like Bill Viola, Matthew Barney, Pina Bausch, Francis Alÿs, directors like David Lynch and Federico Fellini, have all been highly influential on my work.

My life has always been dedicated to art and always will be. I would love to bring this desire into your journey and share my work with you.