Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark – Hjørring

Chris Brock Exhibition, Hjørring Library

Information på dansk om udstillingen på Hjørring Biblioteks hjemmeside. Her ses Chris Brocks portrætter af Erik Peitersen, Edit E. Vizer & Christian Skjødt.

Our Chris Brock Photo exhibition with portraits from BunkerLove 2013 is on display at Hjørring Library in February, Monday-Friday from 9-18 and Saturday from 9-15.

The 10 portraits which Andrew Zealey selected are placed in a circle (inside/ outside) connected to remains from Inge Tranter’s lovely ‘Cottage for Yemanja’, something extra to remember the flower bunker and festival series by. Inside it is our presentation film and guestbook.

The Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark photo exhibition will move to exciting (floating?) venues in Aalborg and Hanstholm in June and July. We have ideas for spring time too, but it’s more fun with collaborators, so don’t hesitate if you have ideas for where to take the exhibition next. Please write or here.

Don’t forget to follow Chris Brock’s blog, everything looks better with him.

The Guru


In extension of the opening of the BunkerLove 2013 Chris Brock photo exhibition in Turbinegalleriet in Nordkraft, Aalborg, ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’, Chris Brock hosted an inspiring workshop in KULcaféen about taking portraits in a creative manner. In small groups we instructed and photographed each other, and in the end recreated our ‘poses’ into the above ‘group portrait’, which Chris created. He titled it ‘The Guru‘ and explains:

The en-lightened one surrounded by the worries, dramas and happinesses of the world. The politics, the sciences (that’s the astronaut), the love, the sadnesses and the worries. And all the time he shines a light on their concerns!

Below is a group shot from the workshop taken by participant Trine Bang Pedersen. A fine day!trine-chrisbrockworkshop

See you tomorrow

nordkraft-CB-posterWith the Region of North Denmark we’ve sent out a press release and we’ve notified a few journalists that some of our favorite Bunker artistes will be present at our photo exhibition vernissage tomorrow. Chris Brock will be there, Inge Tranter will be there, Lars Ditlev Johansen will be there, Andrew Zealey will be there, Dominik Blasko will be there, and many other participants too! We’re opening at 15.

If you wish to invite somebody, or if you can think of people who might be interested in the project, then please forward our invitation, on facebook or pdf, or just the poster above as an image. Thanks :) Hope to see you there! Or elsewhere.

Chris Brock Exhibition tour: Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark


See some of Chris Brock’s photos from BunkerLove 2013 on our website – or visit his blog or follow Chris Brock Photography on Facebook to get really excited about this event series. We certainly are. Thank you, Chris!
♫ Here is your musical preview: Syrian oud player Maher Mahmoud.
Hope to see you all on the Chris Brock Exhibition tour. Or elsewhere.

BunkerLove 2013 – Still to be experienced


Artist Inge Tranter inside her Flower bunker – A Cottage for Yemanja – Chris Brock Photography for BunkerLove

Artist Erik Peitersen with his Floating bunker

Artist Erik Peitersen with his Floating bunker – Chris Brock Photography for BunkerLove

Elin Strand Ruin & Klas Ruin inside Heart of Darkness - Chris Brock Photography for People's BunkerLove

Artists Elin Strand Ruin & Klas Ruin inside Heart of Darkness – Chris Brock Photography for BunkerLove

Following this year’s three blessed BunkerLove festivals, three stunning bunker transformations are still standing:

  • Inge Tranter‘s Flower bunker – A Cottage for Yemanja – can be experienced in the Hirtshals bunkers
  • Erik Peitersen‘s Floating bunker – currently on land (we will explore options to make it float again) – can be experienced on the beach in Furreby
  • Elin Strand Ruin & SpriddHeart of Darkness – a representation of the interior of a cannon bunker – can be experienced on the beach in Furreby

Chris Brock‘s amazing artist portraits for BunkerLove 2013 are dripping in on our Facebook wall, and we are yet to present one more bunker artiste… not at all done with BunkerLove 2013…

ALERT BunkerLove in Hirtshals is OPEN

Chris Brock photography, Cottage for Yemanja, flower bunker by Inge Tranter

Part of Chris Brock Photography‘s work for BunkerLove 2013, showing Gabriel Tranter in front of A Cottage for Yemanja, a flower bunker by Inge Tranter. This is part of ALERT BunkerLove July 7 in Hirtshals and still open. Next festival is CHILLED BunkerLove July 14 in Grønhøj and PEOPLE’S BunkerLove July 21 in Furreby, Løkken.

Throughout the BunkerLove festival series you can feel the magnificence of ALERT BunkerLove 2013, which opened in Hirtshals last Sunday. For a few weeks you can experience:

  • A Cottage for Yemanja – created by the coordinator for the festival Inge Tranter and already referred to as the flower bunker. 
  • 111 Buddhas by Meile Sposmanyte. For the festival she placed Buddhas on the beach and Tibetan prayers inside a bunker. The Buddhas are a beautiful vision as they decay on the beach.
  • Liden Karen – a video installation by Gabriel & Inge Tranter.
  • The Drama A Walk in the Dark by Lars Ditlev Johansen plays every night until Saturday at 21.30. You will be picked up by the parking lot to the left of the light house. The drama is based on Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology, and played in Danish by the creator Lars Ditlev Johansen with Marie Eriksen, Anita Holst Sørensen, Kaare Bjørn Vad, and Lars Olsen & Birthe Rosenfeldt from Åsen teater. App. 45 minutes.

The festival itself was a truly beautiful and overwhelming BunkerLove experience and we are trying to collect press clippings and photos on our Facebook page. We will work to nicely document all the highlights once we’re through the festival series. 

Sandro Masai who so beautifully orchestrated the Flowers for Yemanja ceremony to cleanse the bunkers with Semente do Samba will document all works of bunker transformations as Points of Interest using junaio for the Association’s new, virtual, Atlantic wall. And we’ll have more photos by Chris Brock and others to share.

The potency, the power of transforming bunkers into symbols of Love, Art and Transformation seemed apparant after our pilot project, but rolling through this festival series is… beyond words. Please share your  photos, thoughts and feelings about the festival freely… in the comments or on our Facebook page. Tagging yourself on photos or sharing media clippings is much appreciated. See you in Hirtshals for CHILLED BunkerLove in Grønhøj this Sunday or for PEOPLE’S BunkerLove in Furreby on the 21st of July. Or somewhere around here.