Paratges de Pau

Mallorca, Spain

«Paratges Pau» in English: «Landscapes of Peace» it´s a project developed at Es Trenc and Sa Rápita beaches for ART NIT CAMPOS Event.

The place

Es Trenc and Sa Rápita beaches are located on the shores of the Mediterranean in the southern part of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands. As natural area has great scenic value being one of the few preserved areas of the island almost untouched. There are 8 machinegun nests built on this environment as defensive element to protect the island against a possible attack during World War II. Finally they never had a military use and over time have become part of the landscape of the area.

The intervention

We worked in white, color of Mediterranean architecture, in order to be sensitive with the place identity. We selected somo of the verses from the poem «Cala Gentil» from the Majorcan author Miquel Costa i Llobera, that could act independently to «write» on the worn concrete of each nest. Seeking continuity of intervention in his eight points. We use a META typography, humanist sans serif family, because despite not having spikes, it retains the features of a more traditional typography which is usually associated poetry. White emptying through poem fragments concrete frame and history.

Information and credits
  • The intervention developed in 8 Machine Gun Nests spread over 4km, of approximately 4x4m during the month of July 2014
  • Plastic water-based paint on wall
  • Project curated by Event Art Nit
  • Sponsored by: Air Europa, Juno Paintings Collaboration with: City Council Campos, Sa Rápita Club Nautic, Can Ros
  • Thanks to: Maria Nicolau, Antonia Maria Rigo, Andreu Mas, Inés Nicolau, Damiá Mulet, Miquel Oliver, Maria Antonia & Tolo, Angela & Marina Amer, Juan Ramón Sitjar, Huguet Maria Mas, Juan Maria Magdalena Sitjar Mireya Muntaner Gil & Jerome Junquera, Rafael Caldentey (Palmer’s), Miquel (Club Náutic Rápita Sa), Cata Bernnásser, Vito, Jordi Carulla, Mique Angel Martinez, Mar Garcí, Coloma Fullana, Marian Artigues, Estela Garcia, Rafael Caldentey, Joana Adroguer, Rafael Cantallops, Jaumet Garcias Bujosa Marga, Juana Maria Moll, is Bocí, Can Maimó, Snack S’amarador, Juan «Ses Aigues Blanques» Café Gallery
  • Photography by: Boa Mistura, Pablo G. Mena and Tolo
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