RAABJERG. Rune Peitersen
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Price: € 30.-
Final editing: Rune Peitersen, Eleonoor Jap Sam
Texts: Rune Peitersen
Graphic design: Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder)
Printer: Zwaan Lenoir
Lithography: Zwaan Lenoir
Number of pages: 288
Book size: 22×28.5cm
Binding: Softcover, Japanese binding
Language: English, Danish
Release date: May 2022
Publisher: Jap Sam Books, and made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Fund and the Creative Industries Fund.
RAABJERG by Danish artist Rune Peitersen (1971) explores the changing landscape of northern Jutland (DK) from the last Ice Age until today.
From the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, climate change and human extraction of natural resources led to violent sand drift, which transformed the once fertile landscape into a barren wasteland. Different governments – from kings to elected parliaments – enacted laws to try to reverse it. After 200 years, they succeeded and started reintroducing plants to the dunes, thus slowly transforming the landscape back to its previous state.
Today, however, the dune landscapes are considered natural, especially by the many tourists who visit them each summer, and efforts are now focused on preserving them. But the landscape is not bound by our notions of it – it is in constant transition. How do you preserve transition?