Mere Ærø

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Mere Ærø

Ærø er et morænelandskab, der er dannet ved at sten er blevet flyttet rundt på og slebet til af sand, vand og is. Det er en fortsat ustoppelig proces. I 2016 blev 38.000 tons granit sejlet til Marstal og brugt til at bygge bølgebrydere og kystsikring. En hel lille norsk ø fusionerede derved med Ærø. Mere Ærø er skabt af ruinfragmenter hentet på stranden ved Nissum Bredning. Her lå de som smukke og mærkelige konglomerater. Måske som en ulovlig dumpning af rester fra en gård der ikke længere duede. Måske som ulovlig kystsikring. De er meget tunge, men er slæbt hen af stranden unge stærke folk, kørt i bil og sejlet til Søby. Nu ligger de her mellem bebyggelse og kyst og er et lille stykke kystsikring.

I nordjylland blev der i sommer revet træer og buske op for at hælde beton ud over et areal som to fodboldbaner for at lave ulovlig kystsikring. Udgangspunktet for værket er disse historier, om at flytte rundt på landskaber for at bevare andre, om inddæmning, deltagelse og forsøg på forhindring af  verdens konstante forandring.

Skulpturen var en del af Sommerskulpturbiennalen 2018 i Søby, Ærø.

More Ærø
Ærø is a moraine landscape that has been formed by the fact that stone has been moved around and wrecked by sand, water and ice. It is an unstoppable process. By 2016, 38,000 tonnes of granite were sailed to Marstal and used to build wave breakers and coastal protection. A whole small Norwegian island merged with Ærø. More Ærø is created from ruins of fragments collected on the beach at Nissum Bredning. Here they lay like beautiful and weird conglomerates. Perhaps as an illegal dumping of residues from a farm no longer dated. Perhaps as illegal coastal protection. They are very heavy, but are dragged by the beach young strong people, driven by car and sailed to Søby. Now they are situated between buildings and coasts and are a small piece of coastal protection. In northern Jutland, trees and shrubs were ravaged in summer to pour concrete over an area like two football courts to make illegal coastal protection. The starting point for the work is these stories about moving around on landscapes to preserve others, about indentation, participation and attempts to prevent the constant change of the world.

The sculpture was part of the Summer Sculpture Biennale 2018 in Søby, Ærø.

 

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