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In advance of the deadline for Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci, we interview Andrea Anghinetti, a 2022 graduating student from RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts BA Film Arts.

Our Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci is open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 and the deadline to apply is August 31 2022.

See Andrea’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio

ARTSTHREAD:Where are you from?

Andrea Anghinetti: I'm from Rome, Italy.

ARTSTHREAD: What is the name, theme, concept and final outcome of your graduate project/thesis?

Andrea Anghinetti: The name of the project is “who says cowslip doesn't grow in winter”. This is a documentary about my personal search for a friend, my best friend from kindergarten who I can no longer find. The theme of the film is: "how can one react to an absence?". At the end of the experience in this journey, the only things I think I can say is that I have reached a higher level of awareness of myself, of what I feel and how the image, the cinema, can allow me to get in touch with the past and with the people who lived it. The thing I like about this audiovisual world, about my work, is that a “selfish” process like an intimate film can, to some extent, affect the lives of the people who see the film. The work of art must be liberating, it must make you think, know. In a nutshell, the work of art makes us experience a life that in another way we could not have lived, known.

ARTSTHREAD:Can you describe your concept and creative process?

Andrea Anghinetti: The creative process of the project came to itself, with a continuous flow of thoughts. I thought about the scenes, about my past, about the places. I got help from people who could testify to my past with me, I saw their memories and I compared or added them to mine, so the film came. Like words. The film was created when I was living it.Matilde, my pen friend, was the only "fake" element I added later to allow the story to become more "shareable", less intimate. Matilde is the representation of those who were the people I was dating at that time when I explained everything that was happening to me.

Andrea's final project, titled “who says cowslip doesn't grow in winter”, is a documentary charting his search for his childhood best friend.



ARTSTHREAD: Can you explain the thinking behind the key concepts and outcomes of your project?

Andrea Anghinetti: The thinking behind the project focuses on the importance that people have in our life. How much, thanks to a memory, we can go back to a forgotten experience, as important as the present in which we live. Because, yes, we have probably forgotten the past, but it is what formed us. And the forgotten experiences are those that have settled in our souls. The desire would be to be able to share it with an audience and be able to make them live an experience that makes them think, think again and smile.

ARTSTHREAD: Are you 100% back on campus or are you still working all/partly from home? Please describe
your environment?


Andrea Anghinetti: Please describe your environment? I work from home or as a nomad on the street. My work environment, my studio, is simple: Full of DVDs, books, small and essential, made of culture (most of the stuff I stole from my father, with whom I thank and I apologize).I prefer the mess to order, and tidy up when my head is messed up. I often change furniture to remind myself of the infinite possibilities that the world presents, and this microcosm is the perfect representation.

"What if your world was about to end and the only desire you have, looking back on your memories, would be to find a lost friend?"



ARTSTHREAD: Has being back on campus given you a new perspective on the university/your class colleagues/
tutors?


Andrea Anghinetti: Yes, staying at home allowed me to have new perspectives on the future and on what I have around me, better appreciating colleagues and tutors once back on campus.

ARTSTHREAD: Has the need for online learning changed your outcomes?

Andrea Anghinetti: A lot, indeed, has diverted my goals. In a negative way. The strength served to retrace my desired steps.

ARTSTHREAD: Did you need to innovate when you had to work by yourself at home?

Andrea Anghinetti: I need to innovate and be innovative. Innovation comes from thematic research, from documentation and therefore from motivation.People, culture allow me to innovate, to rediscover that stimulus that I found every moment on campus here, at home, I have to find it in myself, through this process.

ARTSTHREAD: What's one thing that has helped you get through the last 2 years?

Andrea Anghinetti: People, culture allow me to innovate, to rediscover that stimulus that I found every moment on campus here, at home, I have to find it in myself, through this process.

ARTSTHREAD: What are the most positive learning outcomes from this process?

Andrea Anghinetti: It allowed me to never sit still, locked in a house. My mind grew and with it the desire to be able to create, continuously.

ARTSTHREAD: How do you think design can help improve the world?

Andrea Anghinetti: I think that design and the arts in general can help a continuous process of self-awareness on the part of man. An artist is an individual as a person, he inhabits the world, and precisely because he is part of it, he is part of a whole, in that moment he abstracts. The artist, the art, the design It helps the viewer's eye to inhabit the space in which we live and to experience the space in which we survive.

ARTSTHREAD: What are your hopes for the future?

Andrea Anghinetti: To be able to see that all together we have managed to defeat the problems that do not allow us to live peacefully in the world we are living in. And that art, artists, continue their battle to make all this possible, without ever giving up.

ARTSTHREAD: Thank you Andrea - we wish you all the very best!

See Andrea’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio

Images in slider: Andrea and his work.

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ARTSTHREAD

In advance of the deadline for Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci, we interview Andrea Anghinetti, a 2022 graduating student from RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts BA Film Arts.

Our Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci is open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 and the deadline to apply is August 31 2022.

See Andrea’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio

ARTSTHREAD:Where are you from?

Andrea Anghinetti: I'm from Rome, Italy.

ARTSTHREAD: What is the name, theme, concept and final outcome of your graduate project/thesis?

Andrea Anghinetti: The name of the project is “who says cowslip doesn't grow in winter”. This is a documentary about my personal search for a friend, my best friend from kindergarten who I can no longer find. The theme of the film is: "how can one react to an absence?". At the end of the experience in this journey, the only things I think I can say is that I have reached a higher level of awareness of myself, of what I feel and how the image, the cinema, can allow me to get in touch with the past and with the people who lived it. The thing I like about this audiovisual world, about my work, is that a “selfish” process like an intimate film can, to some extent, affect the lives of the people who see the film. The work of art must be liberating, it must make you think, know. In a nutshell, the work of art makes us experience a life that in another way we could not have lived, known.

ARTSTHREAD:Can you describe your concept and creative process?

Andrea Anghinetti: The creative process of the project came to itself, with a continuous flow of thoughts. I thought about the scenes, about my past, about the places. I got help from people who could testify to my past with me, I saw their memories and I compared or added them to mine, so the film came. Like words. The film was created when I was living it.Matilde, my pen friend, was the only "fake" element I added later to allow the story to become more "shareable", less intimate. Matilde is the representation of those who were the people I was dating at that time when I explained everything that was happening to me.

Andrea's final project, titled “who says cowslip doesn't grow in winter”, is a documentary charting his search for his childhood best friend.



ARTSTHREAD: Can you explain the thinking behind the key concepts and outcomes of your project?

Andrea Anghinetti: The thinking behind the project focuses on the importance that people have in our life. How much, thanks to a memory, we can go back to a forgotten experience, as important as the present in which we live. Because, yes, we have probably forgotten the past, but it is what formed us. And the forgotten experiences are those that have settled in our souls. The desire would be to be able to share it with an audience and be able to make them live an experience that makes them think, think again and smile.

ARTSTHREAD: Are you 100% back on campus or are you still working all/partly from home? Please describe
your environment?


Andrea Anghinetti: Please describe your environment? I work from home or as a nomad on the street. My work environment, my studio, is simple: Full of DVDs, books, small and essential, made of culture (most of the stuff I stole from my father, with whom I thank and I apologize).I prefer the mess to order, and tidy up when my head is messed up. I often change furniture to remind myself of the infinite possibilities that the world presents, and this microcosm is the perfect representation.

"What if your world was about to end and the only desire you have, looking back on your memories, would be to find a lost friend?"



ARTSTHREAD: Has being back on campus given you a new perspective on the university/your class colleagues/
tutors?


Andrea Anghinetti: Yes, staying at home allowed me to have new perspectives on the future and on what I have around me, better appreciating colleagues and tutors once back on campus.

ARTSTHREAD: Has the need for online learning changed your outcomes?

Andrea Anghinetti: A lot, indeed, has diverted my goals. In a negative way. The strength served to retrace my desired steps.

ARTSTHREAD: Did you need to innovate when you had to work by yourself at home?

Andrea Anghinetti: I need to innovate and be innovative. Innovation comes from thematic research, from documentation and therefore from motivation.People, culture allow me to innovate, to rediscover that stimulus that I found every moment on campus here, at home, I have to find it in myself, through this process.

ARTSTHREAD: What's one thing that has helped you get through the last 2 years?

Andrea Anghinetti: People, culture allow me to innovate, to rediscover that stimulus that I found every moment on campus here, at home, I have to find it in myself, through this process.

ARTSTHREAD: What are the most positive learning outcomes from this process?

Andrea Anghinetti: It allowed me to never sit still, locked in a house. My mind grew and with it the desire to be able to create, continuously.

ARTSTHREAD: How do you think design can help improve the world?

Andrea Anghinetti: I think that design and the arts in general can help a continuous process of self-awareness on the part of man. An artist is an individual as a person, he inhabits the world, and precisely because he is part of it, he is part of a whole, in that moment he abstracts. The artist, the art, the design It helps the viewer's eye to inhabit the space in which we live and to experience the space in which we survive.

ARTSTHREAD: What are your hopes for the future?

Andrea Anghinetti: To be able to see that all together we have managed to defeat the problems that do not allow us to live peacefully in the world we are living in. And that art, artists, continue their battle to make all this possible, without ever giving up.

ARTSTHREAD: Thank you Andrea - we wish you all the very best!

See Andrea’s ARTSTHREAD Portfolio

Images in slider: Andrea and his work.

Our Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci is open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 and the deadline to apply is August 31 2022.

ARTS THREAD Newsletter

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SCAD Fashion 2022

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July 23rd, 2022
Written by ARTS THREAD N America Editor
Fashion Design, Jewellery, Textiles
WDKA 2022: Graphic Design BA

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August 8th, 2022
Written by Calum Ross
Visual Communication, Typography
Ross Backenkeller - Student Q&A - Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci

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August 18th, 2022
Written by Honor Rose Cooper Hedges
Storytelling, GDGS Student Q&As