Laia Abril

Spain (1986)
Festival Images Vevey
2016
Lobismuller

Lobismuller delivers a photographic reading of the legend of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, the most enigmatic serial killer in Spanish history. The case has raised multiple assumptions and has been haunting the country’s collective memory for 150 years. Laia Abril reconsidered it from the perspective of the killer’s alleged intersexuality. The international première of her work in Vevey was set up in a basement bathed in red light and disturbing music, for visitors to view with a flash light. The book published thanks to the Images Vevey Book Award 2015/2016 is a rendition of an ambiguous world blending feminine and masculine, murder and mystery, science and magic, folklore and historical facts.

Grand Prix Images Vevey
2016
Lobismuller

Lobismuller delivers a photographic reading of the legend of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, the most enigmatic serial killer in Spanish history. The case has raised multiple assumptions and has been haunting the country’s collective memory for 150 years. Laia Abril reconsidered it from the perspective of the killer’s alleged intersexuality. The international première of her work in Vevey was set up in a basement bathed in red light and disturbing music, for visitors to view with a flash light. The book published thanks to the Images Vevey Book Award 2015/2016 is a rendition of an ambiguous world blending feminine and masculine, murder and mystery, science and magic, folklore and historical facts.

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