One of my preferred objects of subject matter are The Atlantic Wall - a World War II coastal defense line extending along the west coast of Jutland. Originally it consisted of 8.000 different concrete constructions of which roughly 2.000 were bunkers. Today a lot of them litter the sandy beaches due to coastal erosion and sand migration. Sometimes opportunistic graffiti painters have taken advantage of the exposed location and used them as a canvas for artistic expression. The ambiguity of bunkers as signifiers of utter destruction or rebirth through artistic impression is intriguing – and somehow quite life-affirming.

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