Images in motion focus on what we still do not know about design. The BA in Film and Animation student Giorgia Bucci wins the Student Award of the Milano Design Film Festival (MDFF). The contest theme was "Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries" — the 23rd International Exhibition of Triennale Milano. Among the selected videos, seven are by NABA students.
The audiovisual projects and the exhibition at Triennale Milano
MDFF is a cultural platform bringing the general public closer to the most contemporary concepts of design and architecture. The programme features the best international film about these two fields or made by designers. The Student Award is a competition category. It is open to videomakers, creatives and artists coming from the festival's partner Universities and Academies in Milan. This year, unpublished and non-released audiovisual projects told us "what is unknown, and we still don't know". They focused on descriptive clips of the International Exhibition, in-depth studies of displayed design projects, or free interpretations of the theme in relation to design. In any case, "Unknown Unknowns" was the subject of videos.
The jury was made up of Damiano Gullì (Curator Contemporary Art and Public Program Triennale Milano), Domitilla Dardi (Design Historian) and VEGA — the visual artists and filmmakers duo by Tommaso Arnaldi and Francesca Pionati. They awarded "Gravity" by NABA student Giorgia Bucci — a short exploring the theme of gravity that is pivotal in the exhibition. It links ideally to the blackboard research by artists Jessica Wynne and Jean-Michel Alberola. As a short graphic lesson, the video explains gravity with immediate signs and easily comprehensible drawings.
The Academy was well represented among the selected projects. Two videos were by BA in Film and Animation students: the one by Aurora Fumero and that of Leonardo Geraci. The short by Chiara Gianotto (same BA Programme), Rachele Tozzini (BA in Design), Luigi Mottola and Anya Melis (both from the BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction) was shortlisted too. Same for those by Domenico Fusto (MA in User Experience Design), Giovanni Simone (same MA Programme) and Noemi Arfuso (MA in Creative Media Production). Selected shorts were screened during the festival.