July 30, 2020
Mizzi represents so many of the women in the paintings whose names and lives are lost to time but whose images are immortalized by the painters - often male painters whose names we still remember. For me, I felt it my duty to help Mizzi reclaim her personhood.
be a part of PLEIADES | 24 Season 5
The Pleiades Project is hard at work on our fifth and final season of Pleiades 24! Pleiades 24 is a series of short films, based on the canonical “Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias,” but reinterpreted from diverse, contemporary female perspectives.
For the last season, we are engaging composers and arrangers from New York to Singapore to create genre-bending interpretations of these well-known songs. In response to the difficult times we are experiencing, we will focus our story-telling on the impact of COVID-19 on women's daily lives.
Throughout this pandemic, we know that there are heroes of all kinds facing illness, loneliness, uncertainty, and the daily grind, but they continue on with courage, resilience, and empathy. We would like to use “Tre giorni son che Nina,” composed by Vincenzo Legrenzo Ciampi (1719–1762), as the musical foundation for this story. What are your personal struggles and daily triumphs? We are looking for video footage of essential workers getting ready for work, examples of patience in the face of illness, coping strategies for life under quarantine, and moments of socially-distanced connection; whatever may feel relevant to you in expressing the difficulties of this unprecedented situation.
Guidelines for footage
Length & Audio
- footage can be of people, or more B-Roll in feel (i.e. hospital equipment, a pan of your uniform laid out, an empty street or park, etc.)
Length & Audio
- 10-30 seconds of footage in landscape orientation
- no sound necessary; it will be overdubbed by the aria
- please send in only what you are comfortable sharing publicly
- not all footage submitted will be used
- if your footage is used, you will receive credit, as well as your work shared on our social media and website