Escif - ‘The Afuera Project’ (Perú)
Escif is currently in Perú for the Afuera project, a public art event based in Peru which intends to bring mural art to the most remote places in hope contemporary street art will have a positive impact on them and at the same time shed light on local issues.
Originally a small and sustainable mining community which dates from the times of the Inca Empire, the town experienced a rapid growth and unprecedented wealth during the Colonial era, but unfortunately for its habitants it’s now plagued by environmental and social problems caused by mining operations in the area.
The new mural is based on the story of the brothers Tolentino who refused to sell their home to the local mine. Their house is the only house left standing in the area and a place where they teach young children the importance of theater and the concept of identity, becoming in this way part of Cerro de Pasco’s cultural resistance.