Ich bin ein Anderes (I Am A Different One)

The year 2008 was the first in which people voted for the “most beautiful woman off the world” via the Internet platform YouTube. In the video messages the young contestants not only differed in appearance but also scored through intelligence, tone of voice and benevolence. It remains uncertain whether the video message of a Miss India, Miss Russia, or Miss Bolivia equals their true identity. In the video installation “I Am A Different One” Catrine Val transforms into each of the eight finalists in turn. The direct mirror-like juxtaposition of original and copy demystifies the individual appearances of the young women.

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