The funeral of a military man. A young man escapes homophobia. We all recall memories associated with our contentious relationship with our political identity. What is your anecdote of the concept of Puerto Rico Statehood?
On May 1, 2018 Puerto Rico's National Strike brought workers, families and students from all sectors to manifest against the austerity measures imposed by the Fiscal Board. I went to Puerto Rico to bury my grandmother. There I found the national strike. This episode is about pausing, thinking and the silences we face during trauma. It also about images and surveillance, and how social and traditional media might evolve to become Puerto Rico's next "carpeteo" or surveillance program.
Artists Jesús "Bubu Negrón," and Luis Agosto Leduc and community leader José Luis Vélez, winers of the Visible Award, came to NY's NADA Fair to do something other than self promotion. With the support of Proyectos Ultravioleta and Henrique Faría Fine Art galleries, they used the fair to catapult the Brigada Puerta de Tierra, a cohort of artists and community leaders, to raise funds to empower this enterprise.Read More