The future is the past that comes

2012

Previously associated with the constitution of individual memories, memory has been re-signified as a fundamental instrument for the understanding of the construction processes of our collective memories.

My work is configured from the concern to investigate the mechanisms by which we build and inhabit this kind of memories. The question of how they are configured, finds some answers in its counterpart: the construction of the act of forgetting.

Thus, the strategy in this series of drawings is based on the study and review of archives and photographic material that recounts events that occurred in the internal armed conflict, that happened between 1980-2000. From them it unfolds the deliberate omission of elements that form these images, to reflect on what is chosen to be represented and what is left out, absent from the processes that constitute the representations of the official discourse.

In the sections of rupture of this discourse, pointing to the voids as traces of an induced oblivion, I find the testimony of a memory that tells us about the way in which we involve ourselves in current processes of change that surround us. How this induced oblivion returns to be present, is a sign of our uncertainty. It is like a field of dispute of our past, of our collective memory.






1. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



2. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



3. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



4. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



5. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



6. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



7. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



8. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



9. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.



10. 50 x 70 cm. Drawing on canvas.


"The future is the past that comes"
Edmone Jabes

Images referring:
1. Archive: Alejandro Balaguer. Photographer: Alejandro Balaguer. Date: 1995.
2. Archive: Diario La República. Photographer: Luis Torreblanca Urquizo. Date: 1988.
3. Archive: Diario El Comercio. Photographer: Darío Médico. Date: 1985.
4. Archive: Ernesto Jimenez. Photographer: Ernesto Jimenez. Date: 1987.
5. Archive: Revista Caretas. Photographer: Oscar Medrano. Date: 1994.
6. Archive: Alejandro Coronado. Photographer: Alejandro Coronado. Date: 1986.
7. Archive: Sengo Pérez. Photographer: Sengo Pérez. Date: 1988.
8. Archive: Oscar Medrano. Photographer: Oscar Medrano.
10.Archive: Ernesto Jimenez. Photographer: Ernesto Jimenez. Date: 1989.