How differerent are we from one another when it comes down to it?
The German soldiers manning the bunkers on the Danish north sea coast during WW II must have missed their loved ones, their friends and all those they cared about just as we do when separated from them for more than a few days. Can we find the common human traits that connect those soldiers and ourselves?
Explore the bunker to find out!
Sine Qua Non is a work that challenges and requires the audience to explore the depths of a bunker and their own inner self in order to put pictures, experiences and names on those that matters the most to us and for whom without life would be dull and meaningless and then try to take those emotions created therein and connect them to the past by imagining what it must have been like to be a german soldier far away from home, friends, family and loved ones. A guestbook for those who wants to share their thoughts on the subject will be present in the bunker and its content will later be published.
Thomas Dahl was born in 1973 in Aalborg, Denmark, works daily helping retired citizens and others, that for various reasons can’t themselves, with cleaning and doing their laundry. This is his first attempt at a public art project, and it will be at Free BunkerLove Festival in Furreby 13 July, 2014. It will be located in the former Gold Tooth by Erik Peitersen. The sand in the bunker needs some moving around ahead of the festival, and you are welcome to contact [email protected] or [email protected], if you’d like to help out.