Blanditias

One of the definitions of Blanditias in Latin language is “to caress". In this videoart I try to explore and caress two essential parts of my existence, which are my body and my solitude, both of which are inherent in who I am. This body is tied to my walk and my solitude has been an essential part of that path.
Solitude is the state of being pleasantly alone for a period of time; for a single female artist, solitude can play an important role by providing a space for introspection, reflection and exploration of new ideas.
Through my work, I seek to examine the ways in which physical touch and emotional isolation intersect, and how this intersection can affect our self-experience. I created a piece that capture the intimacy and vulnerability of self-touch. I navigated the sensations and emotions that arise from the act of caressing oneself, and how these sensations and emotions are magnified in the context of solitude. This videoart pretends to contribute to a broader conversation about the power that comes from connecting with oneself in solitude.

  • Mayboll Vargas
    Director
  • Mayboll Vargas
    Writer
  • Mayboll Vargas
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    110 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Costa Rica
  • Country of Filming:
    Costa Rica
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mayboll Vargas

I am a Costa Rican emerging visual artist, working primarily in oil paint, collage and videoart. I am currently completing a BFA in oild painting at UCCART (Universidad Continental de las Ciencias y las Arte).

As a female artist from Costa Rica, I am proud to draw on my own experiences and cultural background to create work that is both personal and universal. My practice has been focused on body exploration, emotional isolation, identity and introspection. My work aims to investigate the roots and legacy of the women in my family, as well as my personal events.

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