LAND-SHAPE is an art project that in the coming years is planning to create the large scale Land Art works in relation to the magnificent nature of North Jutland.
A proper Land Art tradition never really existed in Denmark fact that made the concept to miss an official recognition. Therefore, the Danish landscape is a rich cultural scenery, described through the coastal nature and the cultivated farming countryside.
There are many small and large Land Art works in the Danish landscape that are placed far away from the urban gallery life, fact that attracted many local enthusiasts who in time became the caretakers of these sites. This circumstance created in a way the basis for a fruitful interaction between the elitist – almost avant-garde – and the popular.
Right now, there is an encountered growing interest for Land Art in Denmark and LAND-SHAPE is entering the scene by nourishing this curiosity.
The initiative of LAND-SHAPE will help to ensure North Jutland as an exciting, international scene for artistic and cultural development. In addition to this the project aims to involve many local agents institutions. It creates an international outlook and a vivid network for the local artists and thus brings new opportunities to the region.
LAND-SHAPE´s notion of the Land Art concept is an open hybrid art form that involves both the classic tradition of Land Art and the contemporary art forms of expression as performance, sound, lightning and installation.
Overlooked sites in the landscape become visible in new ways, as Land Art considers the given cultural history and landscape character. The synergy between people, nature and Land Art will not only help to increase the area´s cohesion but it will also attract audience and professional interest locally, nationally and internationally.
what is Land Art?
Land Art is the name of an art direction that occurred in the U.S.A. in the late 1960 based on Minimalism and Installation Art.
As a genre, Land Art places itself somewhere between sculpture and landscape architecture. This form of art is always site-specific, establishing a dialogue with the natural and possibly cultural surroundings.
The early American Land Art artists were exploring the landscape in deserts and vast wilderness where they created monumental works of art, known as earthworks. The main characteristic of these artworks is the strong and often very spectacular intervention in the nature.