Eros and Logos: Between Reason and Pleasure.

Eros and Logos

Between Reason and Pleasure.

DIVA/IDEAS Final Student Exhibit

FUA-AUF Florence University of the Arts – The American University of Florence aprirà online, su corridoiofiorentino.it, Eros and Logos. Between Reason and Pleasure, la mostra degli studenti di Fine Arts che conclude lo Spring Semester 2020. Tutti i lavori saranno online da giovedì 14 maggio 2020.

Non è possibile tradurre questo concetto come “amore”, l’Eros è molto più grandioso e appassionato. L’eros è un amore profondamente sensuale, erotico, a volte irrazionale. Un amore che può variare in intensità e interpretazione, per chiunque.

E come l’amore è passionale, così come la creatività, è ancora di più energico, forse è proprio definibile come energia creativa, vitale.

L’energia erotica e creativa sono aspetti spirituali fondamentali della vita umana. Ma l’eros può essere anche molto caotico e per questo deve essere domato per funzionare in modo efficace. La controparte di Eros è infatti Logos, il vero principio di razionalità. Il logos regola l’eros, ma non lo restringe. Piuttosto, dà all’amore interesse e ragione, motivo per consumare la propria energia.

Negli sforzi artistici, Eros e Logos lavorano costantemente in coppia, indipendentemente dal fatto che ne sia consapevole. La creatività ha bisogno di razionalità e viceversa; comunicare come essenza interiore ed espressione esteriore. L’arte aspira allo scopo creativo e l’eros e il logos personificano questo in ogni dettaglio. Spesso possiamo dimenticare che tutti noi abbiamo un’energia creativa alla deriva, spesso riducendo al minimo questa qualità agli esseri “artistici”. Ma siamo tutti creativi a modo nostro, manifestando il nostro Eros e il nostro Logos, in una varietà di mezzi e aree di interesse.

I corsi selezionati per partecipare alla mostra finale sono Introduction to Digital Animation; Project for Sustainable Interior Design II; Digital Graphic Illustration; Introduction to Digital Photography; Interior Design Materials and Furnishing; Intermediate Interior Design; Introduction to Photography: From Darkroom to Digital; iPhoneography; Instant Communication: Words, Images, News; Landscape and Architectural Photography; Photojournalism e Introduction to Fashion Photography.

Photojournalism

Intermediate Level

Photojournalism

Gillian Mitreuter, A Brief Moment In The Sun

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New York City Fashion Institute of Technology Digital File None After dinner my brother, Matthew, walks up the stairs as the setting sun shines through the window onto his face.

Photojournalism

Gillian Mitreuter, Madison Kids, Meg Schwieterman, Clayton Monarch

Through lectures and discussions, students addressed contemporary issues such as the cultural, social, and political influence of images and journalism on society as well as ethic and legal issues in photojournalism.

By analyzing influential photographers and different styles of storytelling, the students were able to develop a personal sensibility and point of view that they translated into the production of the final project.

Instructor: Simone Ballerini

Introduction to Film Photography

Intro to Film Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography

Ana Celina Almeida Partida, Brianna Adkins, Carson Woodham, Elizabeth Salnick, Jacob Rhoads, Jena Shields-Rodriguez, Lukas Pestalozzi, Brigid Coughlin

 

The students of Introduction to Digital Photography class have collected moments that intend to document the world around them. They make pictures that call the attention to things that other people overlook. This exploration of the overlooked helps them engage more deeply with where they are in space and time. Their goal is to make photographs that draw viewers into the now.

Instructor: Barbara Leonini

Introduction to Photography: From Darkroom to Digital

Intro From Darkroom to Digital

The course covered both film and digital processes, exploring the physical properties of film photography and the extended capabilities of digital photography. Students applied the techniques assimilated during the course on different photography genres such as landscape, still-life, and portrait in order to create a cohesive photographic portfolio. Students of the Spring 2020 course have engaged in a visual research that aims to illustrate their personal experience of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Marco Gualtieri

Introduction to Photography: From Darkroom to Digital: Daniela Traub, Caela Mone, Karlie Cummins, Joshua McMaster

Instructor: Marco Gualtieri

Landscape and Architectural Photography

Intermediate Level

Landscape and Architectural Photography

Landscape and Architectural Photography

Alexa Forgione, Cash Lopez, Jacob Davidson, Jules Mogul, Kimberly Patterson, Nicole Ciha, Sophia Mastropaolo, Virginia Nash, Falin Fagundes

Through this course, the students learned to represent landscape, naturalistic, and architectural visual contexts.

Studying influential photographers, lighting, and post-production techniques, they developed a personal vision and sensibility that culminated in the production of the final project.

 

Instructor: Simone Ballerini

Digital Graphic Illustration

Intermediate Level

Digital Graphic Illustration

Digital Graphic Illustration: Brooke Blanchette, Cassandra Domeij, Christina Hanson, Lia Janeiro, Sydney Letters

Instructor: Andrea Mancini

iPhoneography

iPhoneography

iPhoneography

Jenna Agricola, Micaela van der Meulen, Emily Papazian, Shannon McElligott

Various apps and a constant connection to the internet have turned the iPhone camera into a powerful, self-sustained, hand-held camera and darkroom ready to release information globally in the constantly changing digital market. Students learned the basic principles of digital photography and acquired the foundation of their visual vocabulary. Students of the Spring 2020 iPhoneography class engaged in a visual diary capturing unique perspectives of the Covid-19 pandemic, updated weekly on the Instagram account “fuaiphoneography.”

Instructor: Marco Gualtieri

Introduction to Digital Animation

Intro to Digital Animation

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Introduction to Digital Animation: Alex Hoffman, Michael Leber, Gillian Byrnes, Makenna Martin, Brooke Blanchette, Hannah Miller, Brianna Adkins

Instructor: Nora Ferrucci

Introduction to Fashion Photography

Intro to Fashion Photography

Introduction to Fashion Photography:

Jessie Urvater, Madyson Goss, Kathryn Rosum

During this semester, the students explored the world of fashion photography. Starting from camera settings and techniques, they developed a vision and a way to express themselves through the styling and direction of several fashion shootings.

They learned how to depict clothing, the importance of photography for the fashion industry, how to work with models, and how to plan an ad campaign.

Instructor: Simone Ballerini

Intermediate Interior Design

Intermediate Level

Interior Design

GROUP 1 -Claire Atkinson, Danielle Schell, Cassidy Varone – PDF Dowload

GROUP 2 : Natalie Carson, Brynn Hawkins, Neema Wandera – PDF Dowload

RESIDENCY DESIGN

The target of this residency design project is made up of customers interested in Florentine stays at an apartment furnished with care and good taste. Their main interests are art, design, travelling, and good music. They also are passionate about good food and wine, and like to spend time with their friends having long conversations at dinner. The goal of residency design project is to renovate the premises covered by the location and transform them into four holiday residency apartments.

Each one of the four apartments must be designed creating a living area connected to the dining room and the kitchen. A space where clients can spend time together with their friends and guests, in a non-formal and relaxing atmosphere.

The main objective of the project is to offer guests a contemporary and warm style which also represents their lifestyle, taste, and needs. Student choices must be directed towards high quality design with a mix of brand furnishings and complements, customized solutions, and attention to detail. Decorations on walls and floors, which create a smooth and elegant ambient, are also requested, along with the possibility to change the ambience, look, and atmosphere through the use of different lighting systems and lamps.

The students were invited to develop their projects by working on the following topic.

Eros and Logos: Between Reason and Sensual Pleasure

The juxtaposition of eros and logos is one of western culture’s fundamental problems. Grounded in Greek philosophy, particularly in Plato’s Symposium, the tension between the two forces underlies mankind’s eternal quest, which is the pursuit of knowledge and truth. In order to attain this goal, reason alone is not enough: it must be sustained by love and desire; not a carnal desire, but rather an inexhaustible energy that leads to the sublime. From this perspective, these opposite principles’ apparent incompatibility transforms into a perfect synergy, where logic and passion unite in order to transcend the boundaries of human experience and achieve ideal beauty.

Instructor: Giulio Vinci

Instant Communication: Words, Images, News

Intro Level

Instant Communication: Words, Images, News

Instant Communication: Words, Images, News:

Zoe Bernardi, Megan Harton

 

This is a communications-based course that combines writing and mobile devices to deliver web-ready news content created with the speed and quality required by news production today. Students learned to gather information, capture images and sound, edit, and publish multimedia content from a mobile phone. For their final projects, the students produced a collection of multimedia stories, on the Instagram account “fuainstantcommunication” from their locations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instructor: Marco Gualtieri

Project for Sustainable Interior Design II

Intermediate Level

Project for Sustainable Interior Design II

Project for Sustainable Interior Design II:

Clayton Monarch – PDF download

Instructor: Alberto Morselli