The Reoccupied Bunker

Foto: Inge Tranter

At the Danish Nature Meeting taking place in Hirtshals on May 24-26 visitors can experience Sub created by sound artist Morten Poulsen for bunker # 42 in the Hirtshals bunker battery. Artists Inge Tranter and Morten Poulsen are available at the Nature Meeting:

Come and explore the strange-sounding plant names that we have in Denmark and listen to the nature in Hirtshals. We will be in tent number 34 in The Village and at the Lunchpack Room at the Hirtshals Lighthouse up the hill. We will alternate during the Nature Meeting, so when Morten is in the tent, Inge will be in the Lunchpack Room. You can go on a Sound Walk with Morten or imagine and draw a flower with Inge. Both Inge and Morten will be around for the whole of the Nature Meeting, where they will be able to tell you more about the bunker project. 

Children are asked to imagine and draw the flowers based on their names.

The drawings will be used for a series of porcelain sculptures to be created by ceramist artist Janice Anee Hunter and artist Inge Tranter. The sculptures will interpret the children’s ideas.

The Reoccupied Bunker will be the ‘culture light house’ for Hirtshals town anniversary in 2019. The Reoccupied Bunker is a collaboration between the artists:
Morten Poulsen
Janice Anee Hunter &
Inge Tranter

More about the Nature meeting (in Danish)

Sub

SUB - sound installation by Morten Poulsen

We often think of the ocean as a silent place, but it can actually be quite a noisy environment. The sounds used in Sub were recorded with underwater microphones at a depth of approximately 8 meters, about 900 meters off the coast of Hirtshals, where the ferries and fishing boats are sailing. While we can choose to enter and leave this noisy environment as we wish, creatures in the sea have no choice but to live in it.

Sub will exhibited in bunker # 42 in the Hirtshals bunker museum throughout the Nature Meeting taking place May 24-26 in Hirtshals, North Denmark.

The sound installation, Sub is a precursor to the collaborative project The Re-Occupied Bunker, created by artists Inge Tranter, Janice Hunter and Morten Poulsen, which will be presented at Hirtshals City Anniversary 2019.

The Re-Occupied Bunker is supported by Hjørring Municipality, Vendsyssel Historical Museum, The Bunker Museum, Hjørring Education Authority, BMMK and Hirtshals Lighthouse.
Learn more at www.morten-poulsen.dk/sub

Sub was created with support from KODA Culture and UdOverKanten-Puljen

Flower Bunker 2017 – A union of single socks

ChrisBrockPhotography_1838-Tranter1400pxInge 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?

bunkerstroempeSchool 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.

See the amazing flower bunker for Bunkerlove Festival 2013 (video)

 

Bunker # 59 in the 10th battery, bunker museum of Hirtshals

bunker59-hirtshalsThe 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.

Chris Brock photography, Cottage for Yemanja, flower bunker by Inge TranterGabriel Tranter facing A Cottage for Yemanja for the BunkerLove Festival 2013. Photo by Chris Brock

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