"I think that the festival is very interesting. I like the concept of work in progress, it gives another perspective than finished works. It gives me,as an artist a scene where I can test my work."
"It has been a good ground for networking, meeting, talking and starting a friendship with a lot of interesting artists."
"I got the feeling that the visitors liked my work, they started talking about stones and how they have been used."
"The workshop gave me concrete examples of how it is to work with participants and how I might have to arrange that in the final piece. The symposium mostly gave me intelectual input and started some thoughts about how to develop my own praxis."
"I know much more about North Jutland now, the landscape and the people. The realisation of the final work doesn´t seem so abstract anymore. It was good to meet my municipality and see where the work could pe realised, but also to try the work at the workshop."
Maja Gade Christensen
"I found it interesting involving people in the event."
"Good opportunity to meet other artists and their works."
"I was able to network and get to know many artists from all over the world. The symposium also opened my mind to diverse concept of land art."
"The response from the visitors was positive. They were curious and open-minded. I had some great conversations with them."
"It was good to introduce everyone to the different projects at the festival and explain the concepts. The guided tours especially helped non-artists visitors to have more accessible experience with the art."
"Opportunity to execute a large-scale experimental work. This is a very rare opportunity and is extremely valuable."
"Special, personal and huge thank you to Signe for making this happen - it was a superhuman job, and it was done on the highest possible level I can imagine."
"I got to know many other professional artists, both artists visiting the festival and people who participated. I also got to know about other festival that might be interesting for me to participate in."
"My conversations with the locals were one of the things that I found the most interesting, many people had personal stories to tell me."
"Thank you for a wonderful time! I really enjoyed my time in Hanstholm!"
"It is always good to meet other artists. I gained information on the history and process of eel grass as a thatch material and the particular way of using branches as fence/barrier. That was very interesting and exciting."
"The team running the festival did an excellent job of organization and implementation."
"It was great to meet colleagues and art professionals during the days. The festival was well and professional organized."
"I experienced good response and interests from local politicians and city planners."
"I think it is very needed, very important and for a first time festival you did very well!"
"An expanded view and knowledge on land art. Experience. A platform to experiment with the audience and test out ways of working. A lot of networking."
Sandra Blichert Christensen
"The focus on experimentation was the aspect of the festival that I was most greatful for. It allowed me the opportunity to do something completely new (work with fire) without the feeling that the performance had to be completely finished and perfect. In short, I was allowed to fail, and that was a hugely powerful motivator and has provided me with ideas on how to expand and focus the concept.
It was also wonderful to do land art as an end in itself. A lot of the projects I have worked with previously dealt with the landscape and the land in a peripheral way, but the focus on creating from readily available materials was just not there. I was surprised at how easy it was to access most of the materials I needed by just going out into the woods and looking for things that would do the job (often with a little creative adaptation)."