Francesca Todde – A Sensitive Education
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Francesca Todde – A Sensitive Education

by Départ pour l'image


With A Sensitive Education, photographer Francesca Todde explores, through the figure of bird educator Tristan Plot, the possibilities of empathy between different natural species.
The narrative, far from being a naturalistic documentation, is rather focused on the emotional sphere and the sensitivity of birds and humans. The photographic research develops in resonance with the delicacy of this wordless dialogue.

Tristan is a bird educator specializing in gentle methods. He prepares birds to participate in theater and dance performances or film documentaries. He is also working on the new concept of ornitotherapy and animal mediation, creating contact between birds and disabled people, elderly people, prisoners, in order to promote new sensations and create a deep reconciliation between birds and humans.
As a child, in the forest behind his parents’ house in Touraine, Tristan noticed that if he stayed still for a long time, animals would come out of the vegetation and it was possible to observe them. Today, this practice of slow approach, respecting the rhythm of nature, remains essential in his teaching method. Since studying ecology, biology and ethology at university, he has developed a teaching technique at the intersection of imprinting, traditional training and positive training. His method is a set of observations and predispositions of the mind in harmony with the environment, according to the sensitivity of the other and in relation to codes of expression and behavior different from those of humans. Tristan, through the intuition of animality as something delicate, subtle and minimal, defines the relationship with birds as an exclusive link capable of reconciling the rhythm of the species with that of the individual. His research is based on the understanding of the sensitivity of birds and aims at recovering that capacity, lost in the course of evolution, to perceive the minimal variations and the micro-movements that constitute the expressive world of animals.

SKU: FIS-BOK-012 Category:

Publisher: Départ pour l’image
Release: January 2020
Languages: English
Width: 148 mm
Height: 210 mm
Pages: 112 pages
Hard cover

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 15 × 21 cm

Départ pour l'image

Départ pour l'image est une maison d'édition italienne basée à Milan, axée sur les publications expérimentales et les carnets. Chaque ouvrage est conçu à partir d'une d'exposition ou pour soutenir un projet en cours, définissant une ligne éditoriale axée sur les possibilités de l'image, à la frontière entre photographie et art contemporain.

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