Empty Set: Verónica Gerber Bicecci and Christina MacSweeney
Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, California
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Mexican visual artist who writes, Verónica Gerber Bicecci discusses her novel Empty Set, with critically acclaimed translator Christina MacSweeney, who brought it into English. Silvia Oviedo López will moderate the conversation.
A Venn diagram for love, Empty Set traces and reconstructs relationships using geometry, ice cores, and tree rings. It tells a story of holes appearing inside other holes. It is the chronicle of a breakup that results in a journey toward family origins. The narrator, the daughter of Argentine exiles who settled in Mexico City, must move back into the apartment from which her mother suddenly disappeared. When words fail, fall short, or stop working altogether, they yield to drawings and abstractions. Empty Set traces a language of its own, composed of letters, diagrams, and hollowed spaces.
This event is supported in part by grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.