Pussy rioters

THE WEIRD GIRLS PROJECT

The Weird Girls Project is a con­tinu­ous art exper­i­ment cre­ated by con­cep­tual artist Kitty Von-​Sometime. It is being developed epis­ode by epis­ode and its par­ti­cipants are a mix of those who star­ted from the very begin­ning and those who joined later. The concept of every epis­ode is care­fully pol­ished for around three months before its meta­morph­osis into video and photo formats. The par­ti­cipants know about the epis­ode just enough – the date, but the idea, loc­a­tion and cos­tumes are kept secret. Every girl knows she will be pho­to­graphed and filmed, but everything else is taken care of by Kitty Von-​Sometime and her col­leagues behind the stage in secret.

I have to emphas­ise that the par­ti­cipants are only female and the pro­ject (no need to be Einstein) is named after them. The res­ult of the pro­ject is of visual nature, but the centrepiece is the event itself and the reac­tion of the girls to the cos­tumes, their impro­visa­tion and the force that becomes appar­ent when they col­lab­or­ate. The women are of dif­fer­ent ages, edu­ca­tional back­ground and exper­i­ence and do not neces­sar­ily know each other before the day of the performance.

The bom­bastic praise towards the sole gender might hint you that I am sug­gest­ing some fem­in­ist move­ment that is about to go burn their bras, but it is far from that. The grout that is united by own­ing a vagina is talk­ing only about them­selves and their prob­lems. The women in the pro­ject are not study­ing theatre and are not pro­fes­sional (implied by the pop­cul­ture) super­mod­els. The goal of the pro­ject is to encour­age non­con­form­ist women whose bod­ies do not fol­low social norms to get rid of any neg­at­ive emo­tions caused by the exist­ing stereotypes.

During more than 4 years of its exist­ence the pro­ject gave birth to more than 20 epis­odes of vari­ous forms. It was star­ted with a very naive note stat­ing lack of exper­i­ence, but has matured through­out its course. Kitty cre­ates the concept of every event, but always involves vari­ous pho­to­graph­ers, cos­tume design­ers and film­makers to make the pro­ject lively and mean­ing­fully collaborative.

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2 thoughts on “Pussy rioters”

    1. Yeah, you should! There are loads of them,but recent ones are the best! Since you’re interested in music go for the ones that are music video clips, they are pretty awesome!

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