In 2017 in Val d'Anniviers (Switzerland) they found a murdered wolf. It was one of several illegally murdered in that country after being driven to extinction in the last century by hunting. Recently the wolves have returned through a natural migration process from France and Italy and since then they have polarized their population where some welcome them but others with a lot of influence want to eradicate them again. Even the debate has reached a political level where they had tried to forbidden its existence by law. A politician opposed to this position, asked those who promulgated this law that if what they wanted was to build a wall to stop their entry.
Switzerland, like many countries in the world, is going through a series of changes in its society that are generating uncertainty: migration, behavior, generational changes, relationships, etc. These changes have been confronted, although not explicitly, in a manner very similar to the treatment the wolf has received with his return to his country.
We are not Gentile creatures, on the contrary, creatures whose drives include a powerful portion of aggressiveness. There are few doubts about whether our relations with the Other are based mainly on fear, on fear of uncertainty, on losing control. Where many times it is better to eliminate than to yield.
Several of this images are staged constructions based on listening to the stories of the resistance of characters whose presence is generating uncertainty and / or fear in a particular territory such as the Swiss.
We are heading to annihilation based on an irrefutable reality: we can not stop preying on ourselves. The disappearance of The Man at the end of History, where we will be re-animalized in a forced agreement with our nature.
Como parte del proyecto, se le pidió a diferentes personas que intervinieran esta icónica tarjeta postal de Suiza con sus sentimientos hacia el lobo.
As part of the project, different people were asked to intervene this iconic postcard from Switzerland with their feelings towards the wolf.