Colourscape x

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On Saturday we headed up with friends to Clapham Common to experience ‘Colourscape’ – walk-in structures originally created by artist Peter Jones in the 70’s to celebrate colour and light.

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We had no idea what to expect..to go in you’re given an overall to wear.  The practical purpose is to keep track of the number of people inside, but there’s also a transformative effect, blurring everyone away from normality as if you’ve stepped into another dimension…

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The first thing that happens is you lose everyone as they’re swallowed up by the multiple spaces and lured away by the colours..adults slow down..children scatter like birds..

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There was also live contemporary music, adding to the air of other worldly..

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In the centre was a sort of meeting point of white curves and elliptical wonder.

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 Where there were games on the floor for the kids to play with..

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You could wander, you could sit and just be..or you could just lie and go to sleep like the husband! But slowly everyone comes back together again..

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The closest thing I’ve ever come to it was the permanent light installation exhibition at Villa Panza in Italy..one of my most favourite exhibitions ever..
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Totally mesmerising. It was a rarified thrill to do something utterly engrossing for the whole family involving all the senses..I loved it!

Laters, Kate x

21 comments

  1. Lia in Brussels

    Wow fantastic! It reminds me of another work, again from the 70s (*hehe*) by Bill Culbert, we saw at the Southbank Centre’s ”Light Show” – but not as spectacular! xxx

  2. Feline Creatures

    Wow what a surreal selection of colors and structure! I really like how you can not only see the art work but walk through and experience being in its presence. Love it! 🙂 – Lena

  3. rubyfoot

    What a trip. I love the photos of the people wearing capes. They could be stills from a sci-fi movie. Did you feel differing vibes when you entered each colour?