Intrigued by the dense history of women-labour in the Rovereto area in Norht Italy, we produced the
video work Caregivers related to this macro-topic in the frame of the exhibition Principle Hope – The
European Biennial – Manifesta 7, curated by Adam Budak in 2008.
The video portrays two migrant in-home caregivers, from Ukraine and Romania, and their clients in
their relationship and daily work in the area of Rovereto. For the video´s soundtrack the artists
commissioned the Icelandic composer Karólína Eiríksdóttir to write a music score to a journalistic
article, written by the journalist Davide Berretta, describing this recent and rapidly growing
phenomenon. Karólína wrote the music for a soprano, women choir and an oboe. The video combines
video footage, edited to the soundtrack, shot in and around two homes in Northern Italy with footage
documenting the singers and the musician recording the cantata in Iceland – in all juxtaposing
journalism, documentary making and classical contemporary music, to make a critical and poetic
operatic documentary video work.