The main objective of this project seeks to problematize the concept of disappearance from its different semantic possibilities, as well as a strategy of concealment of the intentions, facts and the ways in which the conflict is narrated. To this end, the analysis focuses on how those who have been affected by this type of violence give meaning to those experiences, exploring the possibilities of memory as a central resource for narrating violent experiences, considering the tensions and counterpoints of their representation. However, this proposal challenges the transitional notion, construction and inclusion/concealment strategies, as well as questions the intentions and strategies of the participatory processes arising in the resolution and post-conflict phase in the region.
On the other hand, based on a methodology of observation in context, approaches the diversity of personal symbolic practices, their modes of register and their cultural latencies; giving form to a wide corpus of mechanisms and artifacts – what like alternatives access to the past, allow the controversy of the biases of hegemonic-historical processes.
Accordingly, the research corpus includes the revision of artistic proposals (documentary, installation and photography), local commemoration practices and various private archives.
From a broader perspective, this project also includes the analysis of emerging global initiatives that consider the external voices of the conflict, such as the Musée international de la Croix-Rouge project and Cross Files (ICRC), examining the role of aesthetic manifestations in the development of critical historical mechanisms.