PAISAJES DEL HORRORISMO EN LA COLOMBIA RURAL DEL SIGLO XXI: ERIKA DIETTES, EVELIO ROSERO, ALBERTO SALCEDO RAMOS.
Quiroga, Luisa F
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How to represent the ‘horrorismo’ and suffering the Colombian rural population lives through, in the XXI century in different artistic expressions, is the hypothesis of this research. It is intended to make a distinction between violence understood as an external force exerted on a body and conclusively shown in narconarratives and horrorism, as the affective and emotional impact of violence. Erika Diettes, with her photographic exhibition Shrouds (2011), Alberto Salcedo Ramos with some chronicles of his book La eterna Parranda (2011) and Evelio Rosero in his book Armies (2006), convey in their works the effect of violence on the psyche of innocent victims. Their prospects go even beyond the horrorism; the authors are able to build a language for that shock value referred to by Adriana Cavarero. This paper chooses to address three key issues: grief, memory and reconciliation. This research investigates if behind the representations of the authors chosen, there is the possibility of working on a reconstruction of new ties, between the rural community of Colombia and the rest of the country. The research explores the narratives of mourning in Rosero, Salcedo Ramos and Diettes from memory to preserve it and remind us that kinship unites us as a community. It is possible that the unresolved pain of victims of violence breaks the community ties. In their artistic expressions, authors give prominence to pain as a form of therapy that can repair the battered community. Investigate the violence and bring visibility to those who have been silenced for years, symbolically to contribute to heal a divided and violated society. The need to express injustice through art is a way to break the apathy that dominates the population in many ways. Art has not declined in its commitment to affirm life and preserve the memory of the disappeared. All their works in its own way can be thought of as an intervention, as they call public attention to an immediate need for transformation.