Artist: Marisa Cornejo
Curated by: Valeska Romero Curiqueo & Cecilia Moya Rivera
With the help of: Stéphanie Pfister, Jesssica Vaucher, Valeska Romero Curiqueo & Cecilia Moya Rivera
Venue: EEEEH! La Grenette, Nyon
Date: April 29 2022
In 2013 I performed a series of ritualistic performances called La Huella in Santiago de Chile, Geneva, Switzerland and Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where I reactivated objects from the archive of exile I inherited from my childhood. For this project I would like to do a performance called “A counter catastrophic performance : how not to normalize torture”.
For this, I will print in front of the public in a table or the floor, a series of engraving plates my father Eugenio Cornejo made after he survived prison and torture during the regime of Pinochet and was in exile in Bulgaria in the 70’s trying to process the trauma and memorialize the horrors with his art practice.
Once I finish reprinting my father engravings, I will clean the engraving plates with pure water as a ritual. During the cleaning of the engravings plates, I will share some memories that emerge in my memory from the archive.