Bunkerlove

For much of July I was out in Denmark, creating works as part of the Bunkerlove festival. 

During World War II Denmark was occupied by the Nazis, and the coastline is littered with thousands of concrete bunkers, which created a defensive wall to prevent an attack from allied forces. Today, these bunkers form an alien landscape along the country's coastline, and many of these near-indesctructable, monster-sized bunkers have fallen onto the beaches at strange angles create a surreal landscape with echoes of a darker time.

The Bunkerlove festival was a series of cultural events and art installations which turned these instruments of war into something much more positive, transforming what were sinister constructions of history into positive, artistic spaces of today. It was a joy to be there to photograph the artists and organisers, and to create a series of photographic artworks to complement the event.

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Artist and festival organiser Inge Tranter inside her flower bunker installation, Hirsthals. 

Performance artist Michael Richardt, photographed inside the flower bunker.

Musician Albert Reinholdt Østergaard waits to perform at Hirsthals

Artist and performer Uma Tranter outside the flower bunker

Christian Skjødt stands outside his sun-powered Inversion installation

Artist Andrew Zealey, whose paintings were displayed at Bunkerlove Grønhøj.

The bunker at Grønhøj, which had become home to a family of swallows.

Bunkerlove organiser, Inge Tranter.

Edit E. Vizer with her glove-operated sound installation

Bunkerlove organiser Nanna Thorhauge

Artist Erik Peitersen, with his amazing and surreal floating bunker, which was dragged out to sea where it bobbed around with the motion of the water

Bunkerlove organiser Nikki B. Dahm