Magdalena (Part I)
The grave is a river. The grave is mobile. The graveyard was made for posterity, now is undetermined, in constant change. Does the corpse remember?. The grave is a river. Those who live above water worship those who were found under the water. Rubbing the surface with their fingertips. Watching those memories disappear with the ripples of the waters. The grave is a river.
‘Magdalena’ is a project that investigates the logics of the disappearance and subsequent appearance of dead bodies in the river during the armed conflict in Colombia; taking as a case of study the areas of the Magdalena region where the murdered bodies emerge, communities close to the riverbanks articulate funerary processes in response to the presence of these bodies in the waters, place that is at the same time a vital condition of society.