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The Seaguard Tower – PlanktonPower

Benny Henningsen & Ilon Lodewijks

We owe our lives to these unseen heroes and it is time to pay tribute to them.

PlanktonPower is an interactive journey and performative workshop; via art, theatre and science you will be guided through a fascinating experience.

The SeaGuard Tower is inspired by a lifeguard tower; a base for lifeguards on the beach. But instead of focusing on the safety of bathers, The SeaGuard Tower focuses on the safety and well-being of the sea and its organisms. This art pæroject will travel through five coastal towns over the summer, with a final even at PASSAGE Festival.

A unique and creative journey

The first chapter of the Seaguard Tower, PlanktonPower, is an interactive journey where you will be guided through a fascinating experience via art, theater, and science:

  • Dive into the hidden life beneath the sea’s surface in our artistic laboratory
  • Explore the many forms of plankton in the creative workshop and cast your own unique physical imprint
  • Finally, in a collective act, add your plankton casting to a symbolic circle on the beach

The Artwork Grows, and You Can Be a Part of It

On the third day, we gather for a festive conclusion; experience an enchanting atmosphere with live music, dance, and voices from the place itself as the final plankton casting is added to the circle. The plankton forms travel with us, and the circle grows larger and larger with each coastal city, becoming a vast collective artwork. You can witness the final conclusion at the PASSAGE festival.

INFO

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – 8:30 PM | Grand Finale on the Beach

Participation in the Seaguard Tower activities is free. The Seaguard Tower can be visited continuously within opening hours. However, there may be a waiting time if the maximum number of participants is reached.

Age: from 5 years. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

TIME + LOCATION

We owe our lives to these unseen heroes and it is time to pay tribute to them.

PlanktonPower is an interactive journey and performative workshop; via art, theatre and science you will be guided through a fascinating experience.

The SeaGuard Tower is inspired by a lifeguard tower; a base for lifeguards on the beach. But instead of focusing on the safety of bathers, The SeaGuard Tower focuses on the safety and well-being of the sea and its organisms. This art pæroject will travel through five coastal towns over the summer, with a final even at PASSAGE Festival.

A unique and creative journey

The first chapter of the Seaguard Tower, PlanktonPower, is an interactive journey where you will be guided through a fascinating experience via art, theater, and science:

  • Dive into the hidden life beneath the sea’s surface in our artistic laboratory
  • Explore the many forms of plankton in the creative workshop and cast your own unique physical imprint
  • Finally, in a collective act, add your plankton casting to a symbolic circle on the beach

The Artwork Grows, and You Can Be a Part of It

On the third day, we gather for a festive conclusion; experience an enchanting atmosphere with live music, dance, and voices from the place itself as the final plankton casting is added to the circle. The plankton forms travel with us, and the circle grows larger and larger with each coastal city, becoming a vast collective artwork. You can witness the final conclusion at the PASSAGE festival.

INFO

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – 8:30 PM | Grand Finale on the Beach

Participation in the Seaguard Tower activities is free. The Seaguard Tower can be visited continuously within opening hours. However, there may be a waiting time if the maximum number of participants is reached.

Age: from 5 years. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

About the company

The SeaGuard Tower is a multi year art project by Benny Henningsen, visual artist and project manager at Bureau Detours, and Ilon Lodewijks, performance maker and artistic director of Out Of Office. The SeaGuard Tower is their first collaborative project. www.havreddertaarnet.dk

Credits

Concept, idea & development : Benny Henningsen & Ilon Lodewijks

Direction & tekst: Ilon Lodewijks

Scenography: Benny Henningsen

Performers: Benny Henningsen, Ilon Lodewijks, Matthias Arbo Klein, Linh Le, Jacob Schrøder

Costumes & flags: Dorte Holbek & Laura Bogstad

Music: Matthias Arbo Klein

Sounddesign: Sylvester Holm

Performance manager/host: Katrine Rose Schultz

Artistic consultant: Henk Keizer

Producent: Out Of Office

With the help of marine biologists: Stiig Markager & Hans Jakobsen

 

Supported by: EU through LAG Gribskov-Halsnæs, Halsnæs Visionspulje, Nordea fonden & Munkeruphus. Development and Implementation of PlanktonPower is Supported by The Danish Arts Council, Spar Nord Fonden, Helsingør Kommune, Liseleje Borgerforening, Halsnæs Bibliotekerne, Munkeruphus, Støtteforening Kunsthal Hornbæk & Helsingør Teater.