Architecture - NOMINEE: Francesco Giordano
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The Ambivalence of Inquietude
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Based on the book “The Inquietude of the World” by Ralf Konersmann, this photographic work deals with the topic of restlessness as well as with the question of why our relationship to it is rather ambivalent:
Inquietude is a flawed term. Our experience with it is the deformation of ourselves. Through ever faster work processes and high expectations, we feel rushed and under pressure. We are driven by our own desires and dreams and we already know, even before we've fulfilled them, that there will arise new wishes and dreams very soon.
At the same time Inquietude is the reason why we're stimulated. It is the curiosity and the thirst for adventure which bustles us from one attraction to the next in the hectic pace of our time. Not only does it play an important role in the life of an individual but it is also responsible for every change, development and for every progress.
This photographic book is reflecting the train of thoughts of the philosophic work „The Inquietude of the World“ and is answering it with pictures, grouped in six chapters. The images show a scope of sceneries where Inquietude is divulging its presence. They cause consideration and are asking the question: Is Inquietude not more than just a burden we have to suffer from?
Francesco Giordano, born 1992 is a Munich based photographer with a personal focus on queer and social topics, working in the fields of portraits, still life and architecture. He graduated 2017 from the faculty of Design at University of Applied Sciences in Munich and works as an editorial and commercial photographer for magazines, agencies, corporates and cultural institutions – always looking for a conceptual idea, for aesthetics and for the possibility to use photography as a tool to make people think.