But as says Octavio Paz, today refuses life, old age and death, but at the price of paralyze life itself. In addition, permanent presentation in the media become it irrelevant, and so became taboo, and as an author, what they have done is prolong the strategies used in the concentration camps, wanting them to make disappear, burned bodies and deleted their same names, whereupon his brutality contrasts with the desire of its concealment. Despite this desire, the art have appeared in movements that reject this denial of death, is in works such as the premature burial by Edgar Allan Poe, in films such as American beauty that is above all what is happening in a company of undertakers, Tarantino’s Kill Bill II, or in Internet the halls of memory, the same as the sound of the death of the Mexican sculptor Teresa Margolles exhibition, which aims to show the phenomenon of the brutal death in Mexico in all its harshness. In Colombia we have the painter Lucy Gonzalez, who has been patiently dedicated to reveal what the official authorities have sought to hide about our dead and missing. All of them seek an image of the world that also death, take place because without it life becomes a macabre fantasmagoria though it is surrounded by glamour and they want it to appear as the only possible ideal. The past to be memorialized, is transcended.
Remembering is to present himself, only by memory we have a past because the man is a spiritual activity. We are aware that the body perishes, but there is no awareness that consciousness will die, you have such awareness makes her perish not already such. The Act of dying belongs only to man and such is his nobility and dignity. Death has no relation with the spirit as Hegel said. Consciousness is the affirmation of myself as being and as a person, if the personality perishes, would perish consciousness, but this may not perish because it is a way of being.