ALERT BunkerLove in Hirtshals is OPEN

Chris Brock photography, Cottage for Yemanja, flower bunker by Inge Tranter

Part of Chris Brock Photography‘s work for BunkerLove 2013, showing Gabriel Tranter in front of A Cottage for Yemanja, a flower bunker by Inge Tranter. This is part of ALERT BunkerLove July 7 in Hirtshals and still open. Next festival is CHILLED BunkerLove July 14 in Grønhøj and PEOPLE’S BunkerLove July 21 in Furreby, Løkken.

Throughout the BunkerLove festival series you can feel the magnificence of ALERT BunkerLove 2013, which opened in Hirtshals last Sunday. For a few weeks you can experience:

  • A Cottage for Yemanja – created by the coordinator for the festival Inge Tranter and already referred to as the flower bunker. 
  • 111 Buddhas by Meile Sposmanyte. For the festival she placed Buddhas on the beach and Tibetan prayers inside a bunker. The Buddhas are a beautiful vision as they decay on the beach.
  • Liden Karen – a video installation by Gabriel & Inge Tranter.
  • The Drama A Walk in the Dark by Lars Ditlev Johansen plays every night until Saturday at 21.30. You will be picked up by the parking lot to the left of the light house. The drama is based on Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology, and played in Danish by the creator Lars Ditlev Johansen with Marie Eriksen, Anita Holst Sørensen, Kaare Bjørn Vad, and Lars Olsen & Birthe Rosenfeldt from Åsen teater. App. 45 minutes.

The festival itself was a truly beautiful and overwhelming BunkerLove experience and we are trying to collect press clippings and photos on our Facebook page. We will work to nicely document all the highlights once we’re through the festival series. 

Sandro Masai who so beautifully orchestrated the Flowers for Yemanja ceremony to cleanse the bunkers with Semente do Samba will document all works of bunker transformations as Points of Interest using junaio for the Association’s new, virtual, Atlantic wall. And we’ll have more photos by Chris Brock and others to share.

The potency, the power of transforming bunkers into symbols of Love, Art and Transformation seemed apparant after our pilot project, but rolling through this festival series is… beyond words. Please share your  photos, thoughts and feelings about the festival freely… in the comments or on our Facebook page. Tagging yourself on photos or sharing media clippings is much appreciated. See you in Hirtshals for CHILLED BunkerLove in Grønhøj this Sunday or for PEOPLE’S BunkerLove in Furreby on the 21st of July. Or somewhere around here.

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