De Langelandske Kunsttarne
IN Langeland, Denmark the electric lines use to run above ground. The transformers were inside the tower you see above.
In a flat landscape, a tower is a powerful symbol. The artists of Langeland re-purposed the transformer towers as art spaces. Each tower is 1.5m x 1.5m x 8 m high. A group of 12 artists have used the spaces in a different ways. For me the most successful pieces are the ones that maximize the potential of the space or simply surprise.
One does not expect to find a buddha sitting in repose
Being in a culture where a plastic bag from the supermarket check-out costs $5, one begins to gain an appreciation for the lack of wastefulness that Danes consider essential to their existence.
Langeland is a struggling economy. People are looking for ways to make a living and remain on the island. The art towers are not only places to make a work of art, but also a tourist attraction in the best sense of the word. They are hidden down small roads on the edges of farmers fields. The process of finding the tower is also a way of discovering what the landscape has to offer.