Last week Vikki Bell gave the final talk entitled ‘Imagine This! Art as a Forum for Truth-telling’ at the University of Essex’s ‘Argentina 1976-2016’ week: Argentina 1976-2016: Activism, Memorialisation and Complicity. This was followed by a short film presentation of Buena memoria on the work of Marcelo Brodsky.
The above shows Marcelo working on an image of his school class from 1967, on which he inscribed the stories of what happened to his class in the twenty years following the taking of the photograph. This meant detailing the impact the 1976-1983 dictatorship had on a group of school-aged children. Some were murdered or disappeared by the regime; some were forced into exile.