Shaping the Land

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.

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  • 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.
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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.

A short film of the festival in 2012 with a more in-depth film about Guldtand by Erik Peitersen and Slow-Wave Sleep by Inge Tranter and Meile Sposmanyte.

The films can also be viewed here: www.vimeo.com/bunkerlove

More about Landshape

Meile Sposmanyte

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Meile Sposmanyte placing one of 111 Buddhas on the beach by the Hirtshals bunkers for Alert BunkerLove Festival 2013. The audio part of 111 Buddhas will be exhibited at the BunkerLove Festivals 2014 taking place in Hirtshals on July 6 and Furreby by Løkken on July 13. Photo by Chris Brock

Experience the sound of 111 Buddhas at the Landshape Festival on June 4-6, 2015 in Hanstholm. The audio installation was also a part of BunkerLove Festival 2014 in Hirtshals on July 6 and Furreby near Løkken on July 13.

Multimedia artist Meile Sposmanyte participated in BunkerLove’s 2012 pilot project with film installation Slow-Wave Sleep and participated in Alert BunkerLove Festival 2013 in Hirtshals with 111 Buddhas. It was a sculptural installation on the beach and an audio installation in the bunkers which examines themes of occupation in a historical and contemporary context.

Inspired by the geological immigration of foreign stones being washed ashore as mirrors for the bunkers that are also strange results of an equally explicable or inexplicable exchange of materials. Meile’s work for BunkerLove is to be considered a:

… meditation on what it is like to be washed up ashore and to be looking at this new territory whilst having on the horizon your point of origin, which, being a stone, may seem to be impossible to come back to. The beach is also the place where the heavy form of the stone meet its opposite anti-form, water.

Meile placed 111 Buddhas molded of plaster or soap and created a spectacular effect and a meditative atmosphere. More photos of 111 Buddhas on our Facebook.

The Audio installation made use of the amazing acoustics of the hollow, dark bunkers… for prayers and songs to commemorate the dead, particularly children lost during the war.

Born 1969 in Lithuania and studied at Klaipeda University and at College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Aalborg, Denmark. In 93 she authored book of poems “In The Provinces Of The Universe”. Since 96 she has exhibited paintings, silk paintings, graphic works and installations in Lithuania, Norway and Denmark, among other places at Vendsyssel Art Museum, KS11 and Mygdalhus. Recently, the film installation The Thinking Reed in collaboration with Inge Tranter was exhibited at Nordkraft, and paintings were exhibited at Amtsgården. Lives in Aalborg, Denmark.

Learn more about Slow-Wave Sleep and see portfolio at www.meileart.com

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Photo by Inge Tranter

’Slow-wave Sleep’ – Inge Tranter & Meile Sposmanyte for BunkerLove

Inge Tranter in a bunker tunnelWe are pleased to announce that multimedia artists Inge Tranter and Meile Sposmanyte have responded to the small niches in the bunkers, the tunnels, holes, nooks and crannies and the dark, secret spaces contained within the imposing solidity of the constructions.

”In these small, crooked spaces, some of which have become squeezed and diminished by the sinking and tilting of the bunkers as they descend into the sand, there is a vulnerability, and the dimensions of the human being.

This tilting is like the tilting of the body in the sleep process. Somewhere between the states of wakefulness and sleep, between the conscious and the unconscious. The state of sleep is akin to the state of occupation, where the mind and body are no longer completely in control. They function, but on a very limited, impotent level, dreaming of action, but unable to effect it. This is much like the state of a country under occupation, where the day to day activities still take place, but in the control of an occupying force. The bunkers are a potent symbol of this occupying force.

The title refers to the deep sleep stage of the sleep cycle as well as to the waves that lap around the bunkers and move them inexorably into the ocean and towards their obliteration.”

Their work for the bunker will consist of a projection of a person in a state of restless sleep. This will be projected onto the far wall of a small tunnel which was once part of one of the bunkers, but which has become slightly detached from the bunker itself.

We are very grateful to Inge Tranter and Meile Sposmanyte for participating in BunkerLove 2012… THANK YOU.