Javier Codesal (Sabiñánigo, Huesca, 1958) has a degree in Sciences of the Visual and Auditory Image from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Regarded as among the pioneers of video art in Spain, his work shows a particular interest in music and the body, present in such diverse pieces as Centauro, Sábado legionario, Los remotos países de la pena and the Ponte el cuerpo exhibition, and in subjects like pain, death and sickness as, for instance, in the DÍAS de SIDA series. He is also author of a series of portraits that includes La habitación de Rada (about the Balkans conflict), Mario y Manuel, Retrato de Francisco del Río and Mayte. Poetry and drawing are other artistic expressions featuring regularly in his work.
Two years after peace talks concluded between the Colombian government and the FARC, Evangelio en Granada (Meta) will provide a platform to the peasant farmers caught up in a conflict involving guerilla fighters, paramilitaries, narcos and the army. Granada, in the Colombian district of Meta, is one of the epicenters of this process.
The author intends to construct a fictional essay where elements drawn from people’s real experiences are filtered and mixed in with their interpretations of scenes from the gospels, which in popular culture conserve the status of moral fables and can be directly linked to situations lived through by the victims of violence in the present and the recent past.