Is it possible to rewrite reality through art? What kinds of scenarios can we imagine with it?
National Geographic Society Emergency Journalist Fund supported this series of choral scenes, portraits, and details reflecting the border between fiction and reality.
Together with fellow journalist Stefania Prandi, we met eight artists during a pandemic year: actors, actresses, and dancers from freelance and small Italian theatre companies. Through their words and eyes, we enacted joy, hope, sadness and exhaustion moments. We created a continuous dialogue between reality and fiction, as if on a film set where actors, actresses, and dancers play themselves. Using a directorial mode approach based on their stories as inspiration, we created a visual narrative that breaks from the pandemic.