by Alessandro Sala

"At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago"
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Cued Speech is a mode of communication based on the phonemes and properties of traditionally spoken languages. Cueing allows users who are deaf or who have language/communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the eyes. Maryvonne and Remy Zimmermann are the founders of DATHA, a french association who works with deaf child and promote the cued speech. Maryvonne introduced me to many families in France associated with DATHA. During my trips to France I lived with those families and share their silences. I witnessed their daily life and routine under the maze of isolation but also their strength and determination to demolish those walls.In the dictionary the definition of silence is: "silence in social interaction is the absence of speech" with cued speech this is not true anymore.

18x27 cm
Digital Print