BABE-14 Interview with Jennifer and her mother, Julia Marroquín

Document date: 14 January 2016

Identity Statement

Reference Code
Extent and Medium

1 drawing; 1 genealogy; 2 textual record; 13 videos, 70 photographs.

Reference Archivists

Hernández Nova, Leslie Nancy; Musa, Samir

Content and Structure


Location of the interview: Italy - Turin - The interviewer's home in Turin (Via San Massimo, n. 53).
Provenance of the intervieew: Peru - Arequipa
Name of the interviewer: Hernández Nova, Leslie Nancy

The interview covers the memories of a Peruvian teenager who moved to Peru at the age of 4 to live with her mother, who had left her job with the Cóndor TIPS textile company in Arequipa (the first company to process vicuna fiber) and emigrated several years earlier. Due to her mother's job as a caregiver, they were not able to live together for the first couple of years so Jennifer was entrusted to the Collegio Colle Bianco in Turin during the working week. The production of the witness correspondes as following: 1 drawing depicting their origins on an A3 sheet; 1 family genealogy on an A3 sheet; 1 list of words in Quechua, 1 autobiographical text (Word file); 1 individual photography-based project (photographic diptych); research from the Turin city archives on the Colle Bianco Institute; audio-installation testimony. 13 videos, 70 photos.

Conditions of Access and Use


Quechua, Spanish

Allied Materials


Archivist Notes

The interview with Jennifer, led by Leslie Hernández Nova, focuses on her emigration to Turin and was carried out for an exhibition at the Merz Foundation. It discusses the process of building a life narrative based on the fragments of what the individual can remember.

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