Marisa Cornejo to Present Her Book in Brussels [01.04.23]
Marisa Cornejo will present her newest book L’empreinte. Une archive d’artiste soustraite au terrorisme d’État, 2023 (The Imprint: an artist's archive withdrawn from state terrorism) on 1st April, 18:00 at at the Librairie Novembre, 38 rue du Fort, 1060 Bruxelles.
In this book Marisa recounts her family's journey of exile away from the murderous Pinochet dictatorship in Chile through Argentina, Bulgaria, Belgium and Mexico. Assisting her in this task of re-constructing their narrative of exile was the process of revisiting and digitalizing 1,500 slides (photographs) out of 15 boxes of family archives. Photographs and pieces of archeological sites, nature, family members, friendly gatherings and excursions are elements that contribute to the process of 'filling the gaps' of Marisa's memory, who was between the ages of 2 and 9 at the time, this process helps complete what has been so far an unspeakable and traumatic story.