Artemisia Project :”Et Manchi Pietà”
an early music | video performance inspired by Artemisia Gentileschi and the music of her time
Alessandra Rossi Lürig – Anagoor (Leone d’Argento Biennale di Venezia, sezione Teatro 2018).
VIDEO, DIRECTION, EDITING
Simone Derai, Marco Menegoni
C. Monteverdi, G. Trabaci, B. Strozzi, L. Allegri, L. Rossi, T. Merula, G. B. Fontana, A. Falconieri, S. Landi, D. Castello
© 2012 Fondazione Arcadia e Anagoor
This project stems from the need to conceive a multimedial and multidisciplinary creation of video art and live music. Starting from the work of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593 – Naples ca. 1656), it aims to analyze some features of the painting and music of the early Italian Baroque, highlighting their creative specificities and their emotional substrate.
Daughter of Orazio Gentileschi (one of the first Italian Caravaggesque painter), Artemisia was only remembered, until a few decades ago, for the scandal of the rape trial – filed against Agostino Tassi, one of her father artistic partners, who raped her when she was seventeen – and she had to wait over three hundred years to see her value as a painter fully recognized.
The high quality of Artemisia as an artist was revalued by Roberto Longhi for the first time, followed by various studies and exhibitions since 1991. The big exhibition (perhaps the most complete to date) held in Milan at Palazzo Reale from 22nd September 22nd 2011 to January 29th 2012, and then in Paris (Musée Maillol), has given back to the artist full dignity.
The duration of the performance is 1 h. 15 mn. On stage, a group of 13 musicians (playing on period instruments) and a singer performs music by Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, B. Strozzi, Kapsberger, Trabaci, Merula, Landi, Castello, Fontana. The 13 pieces performed correspond to the 13 chapters of the video, running on a 6 m. by 3.3 m. screen. Spellbinding music, images and telling blend into an indissoluble theatrical plot of great emotional impact.
September 22, 2012 Première Auditorium Gruppo Sole 24 Ore, Milano
FESTIVAL MITO 2012
July 16, 2013 Castello degli Ezzelini, Bassano del Grappa (VI)
OPERAESTATE FESTIVAL 2013
November 15, 2013 Teatro Grande, Sala Grande, Brescia
SETTIMANE BAROCCHE DI BRESCIA 2013
May 31 – June 5, 2016 CRT Teatro dell’Arte, Milano
TRIENNALE di Milano 2016
May 6, 2017 Teatro Palladium, Roma
FONDAZIONE ROMA TRE TEATRO PALLADIUM 2017
November 14-15, 2018 Palazzo Barberini, Roma
ROMA EUROPA FESTIVAL 2018
June 29, 2020 Rocca Brancaleone, Ravenna
RAVENNA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
July 21, 2021 Reggia di Caserta
FESTIVAL “UN’ESTATE DA RE”