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Heroes

Angelica Mesiti
2002

Heroes is a series of video portraits of five young women set to a slowed down interpretation of David Bowie’s song Heroes.
Reminiscent of a kind of commercial photographic portraiture that brings to mind the debutant or the talent quest contestant, the five women present have similarities in their appearance that connects them to a certain type.

Each with long brown hair and dressed identically in a red t-shirt, the headshots of the individuals are presented as double exposures. The effect depicts the woman, with her complimentary double, in the same frame. The pair are frozen, staring at a point beyond the viewer, backlit with a beatific purple glow.

Format
single channel digital video
Duration
00:05:00
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