“If there is something in Denmark that is anything like ‘wild nature’, it must be the constantly changing shoreline. The shoreline is a biozone, an area between two biotopes. It’s also a mental zone – a borderland between dreams and reality, between private fantasies and the public sphere – and a place where we notice pollution and societal changes in the biological and geopolitical field”, says Tue Greenfort.
The coast and the beach are border areas and ecosystems of their own, constantly influencing one another. The sea forms the coast, washes sand, gravel, mussel shells, and seaweed onto the shore with the tide, including currents and waves that ultimately form the beaches that humans increasingly use and cultivate: a new, ever-changing living space that the artist captured in reliefs, taken on shores in his native Denmark. “A coast is a non-linear site in constant flux. This is an image I find appealing – dynamics as an underlying possibility for change”, says Greenfort.