Will Beckers, Mikael Hansen and Agnes Meyer Brandis are the international artists who will create large-scale works for LAND-SHAPE, in the Blokhus area.
Through their significant character, the art pieces will have the potential to add a branding value to the entire area and to provide a qualitative art dimension. Moreover, the artworks will generate both an increased recreational and a stronger identity through a new Land Art destination.
Land Art is often contributing to the extension of the environmental values and to the creation of visual narratives in respect for the nature.
Will Beckers is from Belgium and is a natural environmentally oriented artist with a passion for plants and for the development processes of natural forms. His artistic work goes from sculptures in clay and bronze to Land Art, especially environmentally oriented art. The artist´s focus is to study biodiversity and biomimicry in nature.
Mikael Hansen is a Danish artist who is internationally known for his representative big-scale works in many places of the world as Japan, Korea and in the West forest, near Copenhagen, Denmark. In the West forest, the artist created a work of art in the form of a sanctuary and in agreement with the Forest and Nature Agency, he permanently fenced around 5000 quarter meters of the forest area as a comment on the pending debate about the establishment of national parks and the longing for untouched nature.
Agnes Meyer Brandis is an artist from Germany who is surprisingly engaging with the nature, improving land art with all the contemporary artistic effects through technology and expression.
Beside other things, she works with “The Tea cup Tools”, which is an array of cybernetic teacups that adapt to the field of climate-related sciences. The project appears as a multi-functional tool for the study of the tiny micro clouds that arise over a hot cup of tea. At the LAND-SHAPE Festival, the artist will be asked to develop an artwork that targets the cultural history of Gateway and Blokhus area.