L'Università dell'Immagine is the school of the Fondazione
Industria Onlus. Created by Fabrizio Ferri, it trains creative minds for
the world of production. The method used is based on a notion of the image
as the result of a process involving all the senses, and on a wide-ranging
development of the students skills. The training programme therefore
starts with the re-education of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell,
as well as the refinement of the students overall sensitivity in
order to obtain a coherent system of expression using the different languages
of the different senses.
Being linked to various companies which support and encourage it, the
training programme is carried out through a series of workshops, projects
and work placements which link theory and practice right from the start.
The students on the course undergo a selection process, and all successful
candidates are offered a study grant by one of the schools partner
companies. The Università dell'Immagine is thus centred around
a sense of self-motivated training and development, giving students a
professional grounding with a profoundly human and ethical basis, as well
as developing an authentic and individual sense of creativity.
These images are the fruit of a series of reflections on the notions of
emergency and gift, the two aspects chosen by
the student photographers who took the pictures as the focal points of
the work of the Emergency charity.
As far as the notion of gift is concerned, the images speak through tiny
gestures as they tell the stories of changing moods, of magical surprises,
of waiting, of a hand busily colouring the world
here the gift is
to be understood as the condition of accepting others it is an
ongoing embrace, the burning desire for an authentic relationship with
your own body, with nature itself
As far as the notion of emergency is concerned, the black and white images
highlight the sense of awe and respect with regard to those who have the
courage to take on the emergencies in the front lines around the planet,
where life itself is continually threatened.
And the sense of anxiety coming from the death mask worn by a child at
a carnival, by a burning map, by a one-legged man walking across a barren
landscape portray the condition of need in which a pack of blood can save
a life, a tiny gesture, a stare lowered in loneliness.
These images shift the emergency onto the level of individual reflection,
where the tale told over great distance is no easy way out, but one in
which the images are able to capture hidden details which seem so strikingly
close to us. And it is these details which we can react to most immediately;
these are aspects which leave us feeling anything but exempt from the
situation in front of us.
Emanuela De Cecco
Francesca Grilli, Francisco Baccaro, Vanessa Rusci, Anita
Rossi, Cristina di Paolo Antonio,
Ivana Pistorozzi, Natalia Saurin, Umberto Nicoletti, Matteo Santucci.
Simone Fantozzi, Raphael Monzini, Andrea Caverzaschi, Fabio
Selvafiorita (docente di sound design)
Il progetto SOS-Design e' ideato da: CONNEXINE