Anne-Sophie Bak Rosenvinge
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Woodland

Wadden Tide at Blåvandshuk, is the first major art exhibition in Denmark, which puts international spotlight on the Danish Wadden Sea area's culture, nature and identity. Artists from different 13 countries were invited to participate in the festival, including SLeM from Holland. The Dutch studio works with temporality in the form of land art, that reflects natural processes and landscape dynamics. The transformation becomes visible as a poetic aspect of the installation and is experienced as a theatrical momentum.

In August 2014, I helped to create Woodland on the beach at Blåvand - a temporary landscape of 200,000 thin bamboo sticks.

"A landscape is only a landscape when it is constituted by a lot of the same elements, which are spatially organised in such a way that you cannot always recognise the borders."

- SLeM

Woodland has a distinctive size equivalent to that of a football field, and is accessible to the visitor. The most alluring aspect of the project is the way nature and the ocean's dynamics interact with the sticks. Sea level, wind and sand are important factors that come into play in Woodland, and the earth's rotation is portrayed by dark shadows of the sticks.

Woodland shows a delicate balance between the forces of nature and human impact, and has been an insightful and inspiring way to create a land art.


2014

 
"A landscape is only a landscape when it is constituted by a lot of the same elements, which are spatially organised in such a way that you cannot always recognise the borders."
- SLeM
 

A filmic portrayal of Woodland

 

Bamboo sticks in motion