sound

I was at Parc Del Forum. The Sun was slowly setting in vermilion color, and the sky was pinkish. I was gazing at the beautiful view. I glanced at the entrance arch of the empty amusement park. At the upper part of the arch, there was these words written with dusty light bulbs in a circuslike way: Primavera Sound. I wanted the go in. I could chill a little bit, or listened to some music while watching the sea peacefully in this abandoned place… I pushed the tourniquet to let myself in with my hand; it was not working, it turned easily – 

What the heck? The place was not empty like it seems from outside; it was sizzling with people. Crowds were transfusing into each other like fish packs. The vibe in the atmosphere got me thrilled. There was music in the air. I wanted to get lost in the crowds to where the music takes me.  I was lured towards the meadows. People were harmonically swaying with the mellow breeze. A lilac haze was reaching us coming from the hill across. The haze was echoing in our ears with exotic tunes. My eyes were closed… To the left...To the right… Slowly... It was dusk at that moment.

I climbed up the hill. On the way, I found myself in an emerald, peaceful garden. Petals and leaves were covered with dewdrops. It was deeply serene and protected from the noise as if it was wrapped in velours. Dense trees were painting the garden in dim light. It was breathtaking with shimmers hitting the soil passing through the leaves of the trees. If you listened carefully, you could hear the sound of a babbling fountain nearby. I was very confused. How did I end up in this hidden garden? It was hard to tell how; as I blinked, the garden disappeared.

Nadine Nasser, Sound

Esra Kalkan, analogue collage.Exclusive artwork for Sound project.

I was standing on a grey stone path with lots of people. They were doing silly stuff, yet it was fun to watch them. There was a high wall on the right side which they were relentlessly trying to climb without success. They all fell, repeatedly. I started to see a black castle as I walked to the horizon while the sky turned int a metallic black/cobalt blue. 

Nadine Nasser, Sound

Esra Kalkan, analogue collage.Exclusive artwork for Sound project.

Looking down from the cliff of castle, there was a futuristic looking city laying on the plateau. Red lights, high-speed cars and dark skyscrapers… In the middle of this alien architecture there was a dome of light. Strikingly bright, white and hypnotizing: I had to see it from a closer angle.

Nadine Nasser, Sound

Esra Kalkan, analogue collage.Exclusive artwork for Sound project.

I was there. In fact, it was a temple. Will we still have temples in the future? Some dark ritual was going on around it. Watching the crowd worshipping the dome was mesmerizing. They were relentlessly dancing all night long. It started to rain. Myriad white-blue lights were striking the floor and washing us with eternal brightness.

Nadine Nasser, Sound

Esra Kalkan, analogue collage.Exclusive artwork for Sound project.

Nadine Nasser, Sound

Esra Kalkan, analogue collage.Exclusive artwork for Sound project.

With the dawn breaking, I was finally able to see rootless palm trees swaying around us 1 meter above the ground. I felt so alive – I felt timeless. All of a sudden, everything became so dreamy. Sunlight started to hit my face. I open my eyes from that trance. It was noon time. Sagrada Familia bells were ringing in my ears. Barcelona Sun was shining warm-heartedly as always. 

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Nadine Nasser, Sound

Esra Kalkan, analogue collage.Exclusive artwork for Sound project.

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