Alvaro Laiz

Visual artist
  
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Location: Spain / Russia
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Álvaro Laiz (b.1981) is a Spanish photographer and artist whose work deals with narratives where traditional culture, nature and industrial development converge. ____ "For Álvaro, the artistic practice and way of living resemble... MORE
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May 21, 2020

IT WAS THE TIME WHEN THE UDEGEI PEOPLE, SEEING A DEER, BELIEVED THEY SAW A DEER-MAN. SEEING A TIGER, THEY WOULD SEE A TIGER-MAN. IN SUCH TIMES, ALL MANNER OF THINGS HAPPENED TO PEOPLE. SUCH THINGS HAPPENED THAT TODAY DO NOT.

UDEGE TALE

In 1997 a Russian poacher called Markov ran into the trail of a gigantic Amur tiger. Despite the risk, Markov saw the tiger,s footprints as a promise for a better life. He shot the tiger, but was not able to kill it. Udege people believe that if someone attacks a tiger without a reason, Amba will hunt him down. Unexpectedly, Markov unleashed the Amba, the dark side of the tiger.
During the following 72 hours the animal tracked down Markov and killed him. Later investigations suggest that the tiger planned its movements with a rare mix of strategy and instinct and most importantly, with a chilling clarity of purpose: Amba was seeking for revenge.

This animistic belief constitutes the leitmotiv to experience the impact of Nature inthe Udege communities across one of the last remains of shamanism: the Russian Far East hunter,s culture.

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