THE FIG LEAF CAMPAIGN!

(English)

The Fig Leaf Campaign! - tells the story of the disappeared penises in the Vatican Museum. During the Renaissance period nudity was declared sinful and consequently all the antic sculptures in the museum had their sexual organs cut off and hidden by fig leaves. Patient as statues necessarily are, they are still awaiting the day when full masculinity or femininity will be restored to them. Will the Church adhere to their wishes?

(Norwegian)

The Fig Leaf Campaign! - Fikenblad Kampanjen! – er historien om penisene som forsvant i Vatikanmuseet. Under Renessansen ble nakenhet erklært syndig. Derfor måtte alle synlige kjønnsorganer på antikke skulpturer i museet hugges av og alle spor av kjønn skjules med fikenblader. Denne lemlestelsen og kunstvandalismen foregikk i nesten 500 år. Statuene står fremdeles den dag i dag uten kjønnsorgan og tildekket med fikenblad. De venter tålmodig på sin fordums naturlige prakt av mannlighet og kvinnelighet. Når vil Vatikanet lytte til deres ønsker?

Cecilie Ore and Bibbi Moslet

2017
Vocal music

The Vatican Trilogy - Part III
The Fig Leaf Campaign!
vocal ensemble or choir
s m a t bar b (6, 12, 18 or 24)
text: Cecilie Ore & Bibbi Moslet
duration: 11:00
commissioned by Nordic Voices
for Bergen International Festival
score available through Norsk Musikforlag
www.musikkforlagene.no

Cecilie Ore
Composer
  • Come to the Edge! (excerpt)
  • This excerpt from Come to the Edge! is made possible with kind permission from BBC Radio 3. The work is performed by BBC Singers and conducted by Nicholas Kok. www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 // www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsingers