This is a publication in Reforma, a well known newspaper from Mexico.
The article is about the Papel Picado designed together with Didier Lebon specially made as a contemporary craft to be used during the 15th of September, the commemoration of the Mexican Independence from Spain.
The motif represents a historical moment named "El Grito de Dolores" from Miguel Hidalgo, one of the country's heroes. "de Dolores" stands for the town where he initiated the battle.
Didier Lebon and Gabriela Sanchez y Sanchez de la Barquera have redesigned this imagery and generated a word-game. Instead of "the shout at Dolores town" it is to be read "The shout of pain".
The three colors are normally used representing the Mexican flag.
This piece is a metaphor about the constant violence occurring nowadays in Mexico and the emptiness while searching for a reason to celebrate.
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