La Cantuta case have had been the subject
of my artwork before Gloria
Evaporada, on my first solo exhibition Pinturas y Objetos (1993). This case
was one of the first known of selective murder perpetrated by an undercover
army death squad in Lima. Previous cases have had been happening exclusively on the
Andes, part of the country which inhabitants are still seen depreciatively from
Lima´s mainstream culture, their lives being considered of lesser value. This
new turn on Fujimori´s repressive strategy was referred
case was also particular in another aspect: was prolifically surrounded by
press images during its development. The first of these images: the piece of charred
human remain delivered in an anonymous envelop to Revista Sí, together with a
hand sketched map of the location of an undercover grave in Lima´s outskirts.
The next image: a key found on the grave. I used both images in Pinturas y Objetos.