The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: UN Women

What is a "weird girl"? If you look up "weird" in the dictionary, you get "fantastic, bizarre," which perfectly describes the girls in Iceland-based artist Kitty Von-Sometime's films. A decade ago, Kitty began using video as a visual means to test the restrictions imposed on women by the media. This idea led to her current series "The Weird Girls Project," which seeks to empower both the women who take part and those watching. Kitty's films have a loose story line that more closely resembles a music video, mixing elements of performance art, costume design, installation and painting. Her concept exists very much in its process. Played by "real women" volunteers, how her subjects react and transform through costume is part of how Kitty paints a moving picture of strength.

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