Erik Peitersen (DK), Multi-artist

Artist Erik Peitersen with his Floating bunker

For the Free BunkerLove Festival 2014 taking place in the Furreby bunkers by Løkken on July 13, artist Erik Peitersen and his Floating bunker will be transformed! Portrayed at Furreby beach for the People’s BunkerLove Festival 2013 by Chris Brock Photography

For BunkerLove Festival 2014 in Furreby by Løkken on July 13, painter and multi-artist Erik Peitersen will create a Floating Bunker Transformation.

The Floating bunker was created for People’s BunkerLove Festival 2013 in Furreby. It was exhibited on the beach until late August, from there it drifted 5 kilometres North to Nr. Lyngby and has been prepared for internal transformation for BunkerLove Festival 2014. Michael Nørlev of bunkerfotos.dk made this video from Erik Peitersen’s release of the Floating bunker on July 21, 2013 at People’s BunkerLove in Furreby. Vera Lynn musically accompanied the pushing of the bunker, which was set to float with help from vestevent.dk and generous volunteers. Cembrit most kindly sponsored the materials.

Erik Peitersen in 2012 set the stage for BunkerLove Association by participating in the pilot project with the work Gold Tooth, a gilded bunker. He is also a spokes person for BunkerLove. He is currently working on his Outdoor Art project and heading North, using nature and spectators as active influences in a dialogue with his canvases. Peitersen brings to BunkerLove his wish to portray the constant change, beauty and brutality, the deconstructive powers’ symbiotic balance with the accidental sublimation and transformation. An attempt to capture the merging of before, now and after in one go. Learn more about Gold Tooth and see portfolio at www.erikpeitersen.dk Erik Peitersen in action at BunkerLove 2012Photos: Janne Fonda & Nanna Thorhauge

Gold Tooth on Vimeo

The making and presentation of gilded WWII bunker Gold Tooth (Guldtand) by Erik Peitersen at BunkerLove’s pilot project festival in Furreby by the Danish West coast, July 2012.
Thank you Sadolin!
Material Sponsor: Sadolin – Let’s Colour
Co-painters: Lars Ditlev Johansen, Kaare Bjørn Vad, Marie Bjerg, Christina Roholm Bruun, Janne Fonda, Nikkie Breinholt Dahm, Nanna Thorhauge

Photos: Janne Fonda Graphics: Viola Heyn-Johnsen Production by me and set without rights to Savoy Truffle by the Beatles (wouldn’t mind a tailor-made, legal composition, if you have one, please!).

What goes up

Our complaint about having to remove the paint from Gold Tooth was denied. We are yet to be informed by the Nature Agency as to when it has to go down… Deep breaths… We try to work with gravity in a constructive manner…

This particular bunker will just have to transform in a way that includes a little more force than we like… perhaps just like the rest of us.

The bunker needs sandblasting. Input for cost-efficient and environmentally friendly workarounds most welcomed… We’ve been through a few options including water blasting and high pressure washing, but seems bunkers need sand.

Rain Rules – Our festival will be dry

When BunkerLove opens at 16 tomorrow, it will be with a freshly painted Gold Tooth by Erik Peitersen. The rain demonstrated its powers this week where Erik and a team of volunteer assistants witnessed how the shine of gold paint can be messed with by a couple of heavy showers. As opposed to the past week, tomorrow should be dry, sunny and windy, and so that’s when we paint. Just in time for the gold to harden, so the gilded bunker can be used as BunkerLovers see fit. Thank you again to Sadolin, for being a great material sponsor.

Gold Tooth by Erik Peitersen - the process

Gold Tooth in the making and rain

 

Gold Tooth to be – Primer first

Transforming a bunker really isn’t all that difficult… at least not with Erik Peitersen in charge… oh… and with a little lot of help from our friends. Here’s stage 1 (yesterday) where a small team of volunteers assist Erik in painting Gold Tooth-to be with primer. Materials are generously sponsored by Sadolin.

Primer on Gold Tooth

Peitersen testing testingPhotos: Janne Fonda

Gold Tooth – Erik Peitersen for BunkerLove

Erik Peitersen on the Gold Tooth to be

We are thrilled and excited to announce that Erik Peitersen will contribute to BunkerLove with a spectacular Gold Tooth. We are completely confident to promise a small miracle in the shape of a gilded bunker in between the rotten teeth of our joint history. In gums of sand it will rise as a subtle comment to the unconsciousness with which we accept symbols of war and irrational stupidity. Erik introduces a new way of landscape painting that changes expression as often as the light, the dark, the tide and the people surrounding it.

Peitersen brings to BunkerLove his wish to portray the constant change, beauty and brutality, the deconstructive powers’ symbiotic balance with the accidental sublimation and transformation. An attempt to capture the merging of before, now and after in one go.

Materials for Gold Tooth is generously sponsored by Sadolin (Let’s Colour), and Erik will introduce it his very own way at Bunkerlove’s first festival, this Sunday July 15. Thank you Sadolin, and THANK YOU Erik – your work is a dream come true for BunkerLove!