La huaca llora by Louidgi Beltrame


Since 2012, Louidgi Beltrame has been conducting research in Peru which has led him to investigate the Nazca geoglyphs and film the practice of José Levis Picón Saguma, a curandero (traditional healer or shaman). Through films, photographs, ink drawings on canvas, and a sculpture produced for his exhibition at La Loge, the artist explores the liminal figure of the huaquero ('clandestine grave digger'). By maintaining links with the past, huaquería—or clandestine excavation—could be seen as a form of resistance to colonisation and a forced, rational interpretation of the world. Here, traditions, spirits, and ancestors are kept alive by owing to transactional gestures and the transmission of knowledge.

The exhibition at La Loge is presented in partnership with le Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry — le Crédac.