Friday, July 13, 2012
El Decertor x Eliott Túpac New Mural In Cerro De Pasco, Peru
Peruvian muralists El Decertor and Eliott Túpac are in Cerror De Pasco for the Afuera Project.
The newly formed duo just completed this sweet new mural on the streets of Cerro De Pasco, a small mining community high in the Central Andes.
This new mural is entitled "Tu Indiferencia También Contamina" which translates to "Your Indifference Also Contaminates".
Originally a small and sustainable mining community for the Inka empire, the town experienced rapid growth and unprecedented wealth during the colonial era, but is now plagued by environmental and social issues caused by current mining operations. In order to expand the vast open pit from which the deposits of minerals are extracted, each year entire neighbourhoods in the town are demolished and their residents forced to relocate.