Inge Tranter (DK/ ZA), Multimedia

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Artist, board member and coordinator Inge Tranter inside the flower bunker, A Cottage for Yemanja, which she created for Alert BunkerLove Festival 2013 in Hirtshals. Portrayed by Chris Brock Photography

For the BunkerLove Festival series 2014 Inge Tranter creates ‘Walk the Mile‘ – in collaboration with the public and you?

A Cottage for Yemanja is the title of a wonderful flower bunker which was created by Inge Tranter in the Hirtshals bunkers in 2013. She transformed a huge fire control bunker into a beautiful and fertile garden and place for reflection, by planting it entirely with flowers and plants, and with a new stone floor to complete the experience. It was presented in collaboration with Sandro Masai (DK/ BR) participating with the ceremony Flowers for Yemanja with Semente do Samba, and with Michael Richardt Petersen who also contributed an individual performance of Rule Pink in collaboration with his mother ‘Stella’.

Inge’s overall bunker theme is the permanent nature of impermanence, the fragility of power. The bunkers represent with their brutal architecture, an attempt by mankind to control both other human beings as well as nature.

I will illustrate the beautiful, deceptively gentle force of nature by planting the entire interior of one of the bunkers with plants from the nature surrounding the barracks. A dialogue between nature and mankind, power and impotence, the past and present with eternity.

Inge Tranter participated in BunkerLove’s 2012 pilot project with film installation Slow-Wave Sleep in collaboration with Meile Sposmanyte, and has been a part of BunkerLove’s board since March 2013. She coordinated Alert BunkerLove Festival 2013 which opened the BunkerLove 2013 Festival series with unprecedented Splendor.

Born 1965 in Johannesburg, South Africa. MA in Fine Arts from Royal College of Art, London and BA Fine Art from University of Cape Town. Since 94 she has exhibited her graphics, photo- and video art, sculptures and light installations in South Africa and throughout Europe. Her recent works cycle around reuse. Participatory cultural exchange The Wundersill Project is an example of her work. Among other projects are The Thinking Reedin collaboration with Meile Sposmanyte which was exhibited at Nordkraft, and The Glass Dress in collaboration with Michael Petersen. Inge resides in Tversted, North Denmark.

See Slow-Wave Sleep and portfolio at www.ingetranter.com. Follow Inge Tranter on YouTube and Twitter. And here.

Inge Tranter in action at BunkerLove 2012