Project Detail: wolf at the door


Nera di Verzasca 2018


Verzasca Foto


Juan Arias


Project Info

wolf at the door

In 2017, in Val d’anniviers-Switzerland, they found a murdered wolf. It was one of the several killed illegally in the last years. They were brought to extinction in Switzerland by hunting and expanding settlements but in recent years, they have returned through a process of natural migration from France and Italy.

Switzerland has polarized, where a large part of the population welcomes them but another wishes to eradicate it again. Initiatives have been generated to modify the laws in order to declare Switzerland a predator free country. A politician opposed to this position, asked them if they wanted to build a wall to stop their entry.

Switzerland, like many countries, is going through a series of changes in their society that are generating uncertainty: migration, behaviours, relations, etc. Attitude towards this changes coincide to the way they relate to the wolf. There are few doubts about whether our relations with the Other - different - are based mainly on fear to uncertainty, on losing control. Where it is better to eliminate than to yield.

We are heading towards annihilation based on an irrefutable reality: we can not stop preying on the environment and on ourselves. The disappearance of humans at the End of History, where we will be re-animalized in a forced agreement with our given nature.