A Riot of Color

Posted in Exploration, London by Kaity Chua on September 15, 2010

In my past entries, I was blathering on and on about B&W photography. It was really only a matter time before I cracked and came rushing back into the kaleidoscopic arms of the bright, the vibrant, the luminous. Obviously, it was a very colorful reunion. And the venue? The 2010 Colourscape Music Festival – a very strange albeit extraordinary event.

Sitting atop the greens of Clapham Common was an inflatable structure made up of a hundred or so chambers. As soon as you let yourself be swallowed up by the chambers, you instantly get transported into an otherworldly universe filled with color, color, and more colors. To make the whole experience even more bizarre/fascinating, the whole structure reverberated of the wails and echoes of a multitude of groaning instruments. The sound of music it was not, more a cacophony of wailing whales.

Yes, it was the trippiest time of my life. No, I wasn’t “energized” by any kind of mind-altering substance.

The view that greets you as soon as you enter this colorful chamber of secrets.

Just another day chillin’ in the labyrinth.

So this is how it feels like to be eaten up by a rainbow.

The pot of gold doesn’t exist but a hundred of photo shoot opportunities do!

I think I might have met Roy G. Biv in one of those chambers. He was a very colorful character, to say the least.