Inge Tranter is taking care of her garden in bunker no. 59 in the Hirtshals battery. The Flower Bunker was created for the Nature meeting in May and is constantly evolving. It can be experienced all summer, until September, in the Hirtshals bunker battery, get directions.
Inge Tranter in her flower bunker, A Cottage for Yemanja, BunkerLove Festival in Hirtshals 2013. Photo by Chris Brock
For the first BunkerLove Festival in Hirtshals in 2013, Inge Tranter transformed a bunker in Hirtshals into a fantastic garden filled with flowers and plants. For the Nature Meeting 2017 in May 18-20, the artist will recreate a flowering oasis in the midst of the bunker landscape, this time assisted by school children in the municipality of Hjørring.
Inge’s work for BunkerLove and the Nature Meeting is artistically supported by Andrew Zealey, Slavomir Baca, the historical museum of Vendsyssel and others and is financially supported by the municipality of Hjørring, BMMK and KulturKANten.
A union of single socks – Is there a sock monster in your washer?
School children will be given the opportunity to contribute any single socks that they have, and assisted by Inge, to plant and nurture flowers for the new bunker garden.
It is estimated that every Dane loses 1.3 socks every month, and why would this be different in any other sock-wearing nation?
Inge will be touring a few schools to engage the children in the creation of the artwork. In the week before the Nature Meeting the socks will be collected for plantation in the special bunker.
Bunker # 59 in the 10th battery, bunker museum of Hirtshals
The bunker which will be used for the garden will be the same as in 2013 and has the number 59. It was built in 1944 and is of the type Regelbau 671. It is a so-called ‘closed cannon position’ for a French 10.5 cm cannon. It is the northernmost of four cannon bunkers in the battery.
The French 10.5 cm cannons were moved from open to closed positions which caused a limited firing range of 120 degrees. In turn, the cannon had better protection from attacks. At this stage in the world war II, the Germans preferred a cannon with limited firing range over one which risked being destroyed during an attack.
Gabriel Tranter facing A Cottage for Yemanja for the BunkerLove Festival 2013. Photo by Chris Brock
Aalborg Klatreklub, Platform 4 and BunkerLove present ’Løkken Boulders’ – a climbing competition on the old bunkers in Furreby, Løkken. The discipline is called bouldering and takes place up to 4-5 meters up in the air.
Bunkerlove will contribute to the event in the form of sound/ light art, particularly by Inge Tranter. During the day you can enjoy food and drinks and when the competition ends around 17:00, there will be a bonfire and soup until the sun sets.
We hope to see you there!
BunkerLove and Platform 4 will be participating in the LandShape Festival in Hanstholm from 4 – 6 June, 2015
Bunkerlove is a series of festivals taking place in the bunkers along the Atlantic Wall. Our first festival, which took place in 2012, was in the bunkers on the beach in Furreby near Løkken in North Denmark and included a gilded bunker by Erik Peitersen. In 2013, Bunkerlove won the North Denmark Region’s Kulturpunkt award, and held festivals in Furreby, Grønhøj and Hirtshals. In 2014, Hirtshals and Furreby became established venues for the festival and we held additional events at a series of venues around the country: Dome of Visions in Copenhagen, Hanstholm Bunker Museum, as well as a touring exhibition of the photographic series “Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark” by British photographer Chris Brock.
Bunkerlove will be providing a series of works for the Landshape festival from pre-existing and new works created for the festivals. Bunkerlove will be in a teepee kindly loaned to us by VestEvent/ Safe In Water. All the works will be presented in collaboration with Platform 4.
- Anja Korsgaard – Ondskyld/ Be yond guilt
- Meile Sposmanyte – 111 Buddhaer – audio installation in a bunker
- Sandro Masai – My Body your room – interactive installation & dance, Thursday at 14.30
- Meetup Friday at noon by the teepee in the camping area
- Mads Mouritz – concert with Platform 4 visuals – friday at 21 by Fyrgården
- Inge Tranter – Backfire – The Firebreak, performance, saturday at 21.30 by the light house
- BunkerLove Film & Images – There will be images by Chris Brock and films from the festivals.
Films with music by The Liberty Balance and the song Calling on rebels from the BunkerLove festival in 2014 in Hirtshals and Furreby, filmed and edited by Mikolaj Lewandowski and Trevor Jensen. Also showing individual films with works/performances by Anja Korsgaard, Dominik Blasko, Sigrid Ørntoft Norheim and Sandro Masai.
We will also be showing a series of photographs from the BunkerLove festival in 2013, as well as two short films by Marcelo Felix: ein stern & a mare. A series of monologues from the theatre piece A Walk in The Dark by Lars Ditlev Johansen, based on the Spoon River anthology, will also be shown.
The films can also be viewed here: www.vimeo.com/bunkerlove
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