Easy trigger victims returning from death, ghosts of orphans inhabiting apartments, chilling and incomprehensible visions of the military dictatorship, monstrous women walking the streets of Buenos Aires because they have decided to mutilate their beauty so as not to be harassed. This is the world of Mariana Enríquez, the writer and journalist who revolutionizes the Argentine cultural scene.
The intellectual and graduate of the Social Communication career at the National University of La Plata has earned the admiration and amazement of many for being responsible for reinventing the horror genre. His narrative combines elements typical of the genre, betting on an aesthetic where the grotesque and the aberrant are not left aside but are put at the service of a social criticism that tries to establish the idea that the true fears that inhabit these confines of the southern cone are those that were gestated in social problems.
This queen of terror and great of letters comes to stomp on Cordoba soil this Wednesday the 17th to surprise us with a function classified as experimental. The truth is that no one knows for sure what the work is about, but as soon as the event was announced, the tickets sold out in a matter of days since the expectations around this artist are very high. It is a single function which will be carried out in the Hall of the Americas and in which Enriquez will be accompanied by the artist Alexander Bustos in visuals with sand to deepen a dream journey and the renowned double bass player Horacio “Mono” Hurtado.
“Don’t bring flowers” promises to be a staging that combines theatre, music and literature. Enríquez will share there a selection of his own texts (and others not so foreign).
Until now, the passage of the acclaimed author has already generated a stir throughout the university community and lovers of culture. In this context, Enríquez received the University Culture Award in recognition of her literary work and her journalistic career, and she was highlighted for being one of the strongest representatives of the new Argentine narrative.