Les imatges de la vida quotidiana de malalts ambientals de la fotògrafa Thilda Jensen mostren de manera descarnada la realitat, molt desconeguda per a la majoria, d’uns ciutadans condemnats a viure exclosos de la societat moderna.
La sensibilitat química múltiple és una malaltia sistèmica que provoca alteracions fisiològiques greus a l’exposició d’elements químics comuns (perfums, drivats del petroli…) tolerats per la majoria de la població. Degut a l’omnipresència dels productes químics a la societat els malats s’han d’aïllar i protegir-se de l’exposició a aquests tòxics enfatitzant encara més la seva condició d’exclosos socials.
La fotògrafa danesa Thilda Jensen va patir aquesta malaltia raó per la qual va decidir engegar aquest contundent projecte de gran fotoperiodisme.
The Canaries statement:
The Canaries series comes out of a personal encounter with a hyper-sensitive dimension of reality, invisible to most – it is a story that carries an alarming message about the human cost of progress.
Since World War II the production and use of synthetic petroleum derived chemicals has exploded. We live in a world today where man-made chemicals are part of every breath we take and where electro magnetic emissions are beaming at us from every corner.
As a result it is believed that more than ten million Americans have developed a disabling condition referred to as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) or Environmental Illness (EI). EI is a condition in which the immune and central nervous systems go into extreme reactions when exposed to small amounts of daily chemicals like perfume, cleaning products, car exhaust, printed matter, construction materials and pesticides.
When the delicate balance of life first has been broken there seems no end to how sensitive we can become or to which element one might sensitize. In addition to chemicals some react to food, electromagnetic fields, textiles and even light – making life a near impossibility.
Many people with EI end up living as refugees in remote areas out of tents, cars, or retro-fitted trailers, away from dangers of neighbors’ chemical use. Others are prisoners of their homes, with advanced air filter systems to keep outside air from contaminating their breathing space.
At the core of the bizarre, and sometimes freakish, appearance of Environmental Illness is a questioning of the sanity of a human world continuing to develop in a manner that is toxic to life itself.
L’artista parla del projecte:
I aquí del seu procés de recuperació
Thilde Jensen is an exceedingly appealing 39-year-old Danish woman. Her extended cheekbones and trenchant blue eyes grip your concern easily. Soft-spoken but not shy, she’s the type of person that enters facilely in to enchanting review with only about anyone, and creates you feel listened to; heard. She cries simply when you share of your suffering or past trauma. It’s this benevolent inlet and skill to inverse with only about any person that creates her such a great photojournalist. And those were the conditions we met her under; as a photojournalist traveling opposite nation to report how people with serious containing alkali and electrical sensitivities are living. She was only able to make the outing since she recovered 80% of her illness after suffering from serious containing alkali and electrical sensitivities herself is to past 8 years. And it only took a couple days of Annie Hopper’s Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) seminar for her to experience a large change that would entirely spin her life around. This is her story.
Born in Denmark in the early ’70s, Thilde had a sincerely “normal” childhood. She came to New York City to investigate photography at the School of Visual Arts when she was 25. For work, she printed in the darkroom for other photographers and did a few article work for prestigious magazines such as Newsweek and Details .
And then 9/11 happened.
At the time, Thilde was living in Brooklyn with her husband, correct next to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE). Dump trucks spewing black empty would lay waiting correct outward her apartment. She began having incurable sinus and ear infections, that led her to stop work her job and beginning juicing, eating healthier and living a normally healthier, reduction stressful lifestyle. It worked; she proposed to feel strong again. So she went back to working in the darkroom. But work was slow and after 9/11 it became more and more tough to find work. The highlight of not working joined with the highlight of 9/11 took its toll.
About a year after 9/11, the unit next hers was renovated. They lacquered the building without ventilating. Thilde woke up feeling dipsomaniac and felt that way is to next month without relief. She proposed having problems being around automobile exhaust. Like others on the swift thoroughfare to serious containing alkali sensitivity, she attempted substitute treatments to try to succeed her stepping up symptoms. After carrying out pain-killer sessions 3 times a week for a month or two she was able to be around traffic again.
Then the Iraq War started, that was really dire for her. She proposed sensitizing to all in her environment. First it was automobile empty and books. Then cigarette fume and perfume.
She motionless to pierce to Syracuse, NY to investigate Environmental Science. It meant living well-defined from her husband, who had to sojourn in NYC for work. But they were peaceful to work by the challenges. Somehow Thilde managed to begin the module and take classes, even with all the environmental sensitivities she was developing. Then, illiterate to the dangers of pesticide, she practical a flea hired gun to her cats and finished up losing everything. She had to send her cats back to her spouse in NYC. Things got so bad, at times she was catatonic, not able to to caring for herself. She satisfied that she would have to lapse to Denmark to be able to request for incapacity benefits.
Her diagnosing medicine in Denmark told her she had the worst box of environmental illness he had ever seen. She returned to America, relocating to Tucson to tarry by the winter. Her wedding had depressed detached and she had become electrically sensitive and could no longer expostulate a car, be on the phone, watch T.V., or use the computer.
Thilde lived in Tucson for a whilst then returned to upstate New York to examine out an ecovillage. She finished up relocating there and still lives there today. Her residents is expansion out so each proprietor has a lot of space and privacy, and the members concluded to live perfume giveaway for her and a couple other chemically sensitive residents. She had a sincerely cozy life there, only wearing her large respirator facade when she had to correlate with the public, similar to for selling or to access illness care.
Thilde lived in this ecovillage for 5 years before she listened about the DNRS workshop. An MCS buddy of hers had read about Annie Hopper on Planet Thrive, and right away called her to discuss it her about it. Thilde had listened about recoveries of people who had completed faith-based Christian programs (such as Pastor Henry Wright’s Be In Health ) and deducted that the illness contingency have something to do with the brain. So when she listened that Annie Hopper had used brain plasticity work-out to redeem from her own containing alkali and electrical sensitivities, she knew this could be the answer for her. She participated in a seminar only 5 partial weeks later, in September 2010, in Canada ” only 6 hours from where she lives in NY.
Brain plasticity refers to the materialisation of the brain all the time developing new neuronal “mind maps” in reply to a every day river of new practice and feeling input. This means that via our lives, humans are capable of learning new things ” such as new languages, how to fool around a new low-pitched instrument, and even how to subconsciously conflict to viewed threats in our environment. With practice, our abilities enlarge as new neuronal pathways are serve entrenched; the denunciation becomes simpler to verbalise and finally becomes second habit, requiring really small unwavering thought, we are able to fool around more tough song ” faster and with more accuracy. In this way, Annie Hopper uses neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and a horde of interdependent modalities to reprogram the highlight reply and knocked outs reactions of those with EI to environmental influences such as chemicals and EMFs, until we no longer need the work-out and our strong responses to these outward influences becomes entirely automatic and permanent. (For more on the program, greatfully see dnrsystem.com and limbicretraining.com .)
Thilde desired Annie Hopper’s lively display style. She opportunely was able to make an early connection back to a infancy mental recall that made her feel really protected and protected, and she used that in the cognisance segment of the program. After only the second day, she gifted a outrageous alleviation in her symptoms. She had been camping outward the perfumed bedrooms and was wearing her facade at first. That was the final time she ever wore her mask. She was able to nap in her room the next two nights without a problem. Her EMF attraction was moreover tremendously helped ” now she may be on the P.C. for hours, after avoiding it for years.
Thilde common that others in her seminar moreover gifted low improvements in their sign set and that it was a magical, life-changing experience. How will her life change now that she’s softened so dramatically? For starters, she is returning to her admire of photojournalism and traveling around the nation to sketch others challenged by environmental intolerance. Her outline is to publish a coffee list style print book. The NY Times has already voiced fascination in edition an disdainful review of the book