Alex Tchekhov recently submitted to Nakid this audio-visual story entitled “TRAVEL WITH LIGHT“. The story takes place over the course of a long trip through South America, specifically countries Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. Accompanied by the song below that narrates the story over several photographs and writing blurbs throughout, the entire sequence is like a dream in the physical form of audio and visual captures of light laid out and documented at exact times in exact places. This is just a snippet of the story, and we encourage you to go an view the entire story HERE, but as you can see from our preview the long thought out and detailed visual diary Tchekhov has developed is something of a masterpiece!
BEGIN BY PLAYING THIS MUSIC TO THE READING OF THE STORY…
Santiago — Pucón
“In the dense darkness of night it seems like there is nothing to see. But what if there’s something out there hidden from my eyes? Like some other worlds which are possible to observe only when squeezing time?
In the dense darkness of night I saw light travelling with me. And I’ll tell you it’s like a dolphin. Beautiful. But you have to be patient to spot it.
1:47 am. Santiago — Pucón
It was the very first time we met. They appeared out of nothing. Vibrating electric light strokes pierced the night air and started dancing around our bus to the rhythm I couldn’t hear but could see now. The lights followed the bus a few dances more. However, the driver couldn’t see them. And that made me unsure if all that was real or not. “I’ll try to spot the lights again the next night” — I thought zonking out…
2:24 am. Santiago — Pucón
2:58 am. Santiago — Pucón
4:35 am. Santiago — Pucón
Castro — Punta Arenas
36 hours to go on the wheels. Yes, I was more than excited! That sounded like I would be able to see a lot of my new travel friends. Darkness greedily swallowed callous Pampas – cold flat land with almost no colours or shapes or life. Even lights didn’t want to come here. I was ready to give up when I finally met a few of them. I felt so lucky I wanted to stop and tear the darkness apart to release more lights secretly hidden behind it, but zonked out again…”
0:12 am. Castro — Punta Arenas
2:34 am. Castro — Punta Arenas / 4:09 am. Castro — Punta Arenas
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