Coastland

In Denmark you are never more than 50 kilometres away from the coast and it is an important part of the Danish everyday life and identity. With its 8.750 kilometers it is one of the longest in Europe although Denmark is one of the smallest countries. It is a workplace, a breathing space, a political battleground and a tourist attraction and it brings both environmental and socio-political conflicts and values.

The coast has remained almost untouched the last century with free public access, but the coast is ever-changing. Both nature and society are under pressure. The ocean eats its way into the land and swallows houses, churches and fields while climate changes lead to rising sea levels and cities expand along the shores.

This project investigates how nature, people and society affect the coast and it explores the relationship and tension between man and nature.

Made in collaboration with Ulrik Hasemann