Photo by Chauncey Velasco
End the Debt! Decolonize! Liberate Puerto Rico! Scroll project is an artistic response to Hurricane María which tells a story of struggle and resistance to U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico and its diaspora. This pre-cinematic technology employs continuous moving images, performed with an original song by Papel Machete. The hand-illustrated scroll is over 170 feet long and 3 inches wide, and was developed over fifteen months. The piece was created by artists from AgitArte and Papel Machete, in collaboration with Estefanía Rivera, Crystal Clarity, Rachel Schragis, and Emily Simons.
This project is a part of the When We Fight, We Win! Arts & Culture Tour, highlighting the artwork featured in the book by the same name, as well as new cultural projects and artistic productions of struggle and solidarity.
The scroll has been digitized and archived online by the Boston Public Library/Massachusetts Open Source and can be accessed for free here.
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