Beauty is only skin deep, Episode 15 /The Weird Girls Project

Kitty Von-Sometime

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Post Production: Michael Todd

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DIRECTOR Kitty Von-Sometime
PRODUCER Kitty Von-Sometime
DOP Hrafn Garðarsson / Gunnar B. Gudbjornsson
MUSIC Ghostigital
EDITOR Gunnar B. Gudbjornsson
RELEASE 2012
LENGTH 3.15
GENRE Horror
CAST The Weird Girls

Synopsis

Conceptually Episode 15 was a reaction to both internal and external influences - a statement on the growing trend of plastic surgery for vanity in young women in Iceland and the damage which has occurred from it. The piece focuses on a group of female creatures who have been self mutilating and their capture of a young victim enticed to join them. In order to focus on directing, this is the first piece Kitty did not take part in. The story orientated shot list, 3 cameras plus shooting in multiple locations throughout the day demanded more from her behind the camera than previously. The performance was much harder and more brutal for the participating women and for Kitty herself as a director. The cast and crew consisted of 60 people and the location was an old fishmeal factory, extremely cold, foul smelling and damp. The women's boundaries and self acceptance were pushed until they were raw so that the element of the piece could be accurately captured.

Director

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.
 

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