|CAST||The Weird Girls|
Episode 13 of The Weird Girls Project took place in volcano hit Þórsmörk and surrounding areas. The video media from the performance produce a piece for Imogen Heap's Love the Earth score. Imogen gave Kitty two musical pieces and so the Episode is in two parts. Kitty had wanted to produce a piece in Þórsmörk for several years but the costs of specialised transport made it unattainable. Following a fundraiser through the Kickstarter.com website the Project gained sponsorship from both Hostelling International Iceland and Reykjavík Excursions to enable the location to be possible. Pegasus also part sponsored the equipment which enabled Kitty to use the best available film equipment. This episode was gifted with perfect weather and Kitty took the women on a truly grueling day's filming. The experience was very emotional for all the women involved and it was referred to as a magical moment in their lives. Part I was filmed around the stunning waterfall Seljalandsfoss and was incredibly difficult to film both from an equipment perspective and due to the freezing glacial water the women were soaked in. This piece is Kitty's personal favourite so far.
Artist Statement: I take what is in my head and make it real. I am a child born of the emerging digital world and have a continual hunger to record what I do compulsively in digital form. My existence is a drop in the ocean, the documentation forms the ripples. My inspiration comes from childhood dreams, from synchronicity, from freeing those from their own constraints and a personal obsession with spandex. I proactively involve those outside of art to become art, to live art, to feel art. Those who are entangled in what I do, what I make, are often completely unknown to me before we merge ourselves together. Undercurrents of female empowerment run deep, specifically with regard to the female form but come secondary to creating visual imagery that envelops the viewer in a candyland, making their mouths water - summoning without them knowing why there is a sudden desire to come out to play. I have not studied art and am unaware what is standard. The more I create the more I want to.