In 2013 we was hired by the Strøm Festival for elektronik music in Copenhagen. They wanted us to redefine the psychical and social space at Enghaveparken in central Copenhagen where the festival’s final party for thousands of ecstatic people would take place with a local and international line-up of DJs and musicians.
Our focus was to find an alternative way to include nature, mobility and the human body into the festival so the guests could have a more holistic experience. The solution was to use bales of straw from a farm as mobile resting places that the guests could move around and build structures as they pleased. The small garden DJ-stage we choose to decorate with plants of all kinds so that the performing artists were half hidden in nature. For the main stage we installed special produced monumental crystalline lamps used in an earlier art project transforming the stage to a mountain landscape of shapes and light. At the park’s large pond we build a sauna area where people could take off their cloth, enjoy the music and each others company more or less naked in wilderness tubs and self-built mobile saunas.
The project was developed and coordinated by Petter Brandberg, Sigurd Elling, Mads Ellebæk Petersen and Steen Andersen.
Photos: Bjorn-Fabricius-Hansen // Flemming-Bo-Jensen // Charlene-Winfred