The Creators

Olmo Parenti is an Italian artist and collaborator with A Thing By, the group responsible for the viral video of Italians self-recording messages from home confinement.

Listen here to his interview with Megan Burney, and see the video below:

The Viral Video

The participants speak to the camera as their 10-day-ago-selves, revealing how much they did not realize about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Motivation

Parenti says he and his co-collaborators shared the video as an attempt to reconcile their miscalculation of the contagion and in an attempt to ensure that people in other countries are not making the same mistake.