Tristan is a bird educator, he prepares birds for theatre and cinema and develops their positive contact with humans in “ornitotherapy”. As a child, in the forest behind his parent’s house he realized that, while remaining still for a long time, the animals came out of the vegetation. The approach in respect of the rhythm of the other, remains the basis of Tristan’s method. His technique is based on the understanding of bird’s sensibility, that is more extensive than ours, moving to areas we have partly forgotten in the course of evolution. Body position, intensity of the look or even the intentions that animate us, have for birds a great deal of importance. Following Tristan, we can enter their world made of minimal, subtle and incorporeal events.
This project aims to give a representation of the imagery and mental universe of Goliarda Sapienza, looking for images that could talk about her identity, clarify her position and the visual strength of her writing. “The Red Man” comes from an image of the Sapienza family archive: brothers and sisters and the same Goliarda at the age of 3, on the beach of Catania in 1927. One of the men is red colored with a childish trait, and on the back of the image is written Iuzza, the diminutive with which Goliarda was called in the family. Can we consider it a first trace of her individuality? Starting from this question, I decided to develop the project by going precisely to the places where Sapienza spent her childhood in Catania, her youth in Rome and Positano and her last years in Gaeta, to meet in various forms the visible and invisible traces of her presence.
Galloping, with eyes closed, in the Court of the Desert of the Baumettes prison. Participants were asked to look up at the sky one last time and then close their eyes and let their trot and gallop carry them away. When their eyes opened again, large tears sometimes rolled down their cheeks. Les Baumettes, Marseille, France, 2014
One of the inmates of the Les Baumettes prison in the chapiteau of the Theatre du Centaure. At the end of the session one of the inmates lies down to embrace the horse, who in turn lowers his head. These will be her words, "When we stopped, I realized that he had also sweated like me, that my sweat was one with his. I felt as one, I was him and he was me. Marseille, France, 2017
Probable wolf footprint found during a phototrapping action with volunteers of the Wolf Apennine Center. In order to determine whether it is a wolf or large dog print it is not possible to rely on a single track, it is necessary to be able to see the whole track; if it is straight and regularly spaced, it is more likely to be a wolf print. Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Italy, 2016