Erika Diettes

 Drifting Away


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Digital photography
Prints on crystal
60.0 x 35.2 In.

Drifting Away

2008 

Faced with the forced disappearance of persons inside a complex political conflict, Diettes constructs a poetic image in which clothing appears floating on the water, transporting us to the corpses that are thrown into the river to be vanished. The piece becomes a type of contemplation on the role of rivers in Colombia as a geographical space that evokes death, and furthermore, contributes to the mourning process of the victims as these images symbolically rescue the presence of a body they have not been able to find.


 

 

 

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Exhibits

 

Parroquia Nuestra
Señora de las Nieves

BOGOTÁ D.C. [COLOMBIA] 2014

Templo El Señor
de las Misericordias

MEDELLÍN [COLOMBIA] 2014

Museo de Arte Universidad
Nacional de Colombia

BOGOTÁ D.C. [COLOMBIA] 2010

Newark Arts Council

NEWARK NJ [USA] 2009

 

Palacio de la Inquisición

CARTAGENA [COLOMBIA] 2009

De Santos Gallery

HOUSTON, TX [USA] 2008

Centro Cultural Recoleta

BUENOS AIRES [ARGENTINA] 2008