H.C.Andersen i havnebassin - Odense, Danmark
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N 55° 24.507 E 010° 23.031
32U E 587618 N 6141115
Quick Description: Hans Christian Andersen er begravet i havnen...Hans Christian Andersen is buried in the harbor
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 4/15/2020 12:32:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM12AMK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Hans Christian Andersen er født i Odense og berømt for sine mange eventyr.
Statuen i af H.C.Andersen der står i havnen, er et resultat af kunstprojekt, Fortællerbrønden, der ikke blev som tiltænkt.
En lang historie om flere års forarbejde, og venten på tilladelser. Kunstneren Jens Galschiot vælger tilsidst at begrave fortælleren, H.C.Andersen i havnen, som en afslutning på projektet.

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense and famous for his many
October 8th 2011 the artist Jens Galschiot buries a ten foot tall (3 meters) bronze sculpture in the Odense(DK) harbour.

The Danish artist has invited the locals to take part in the spectacular funeral of his Hans Christian Andersen sculpture. The funeral procession begins at Flakhaven (Town Hall sq.) on October 8th at 2 p.m. and proceeds to Odense harbour. After the happening the artist serves funeral beer to the grieving locals.

The great H.C.A. sculpture has actually stood in the town hall square of the city (Flakhaven) for the last 5 years where it is probably the most often photographed sculpture in Odense. Originally the sculpture was to have been part of The Storyteller's Fountain, a Hans Christian Andersen water sculpture which was to be composed of several hundreds of connected sculptures illustrating Andersen's complex fairytale universe. However this project is now suspended.

The sculpture was supposed to be an interactive sculpture around which a storyteller tradition would evolve. Therefore it was a necessary condition that the sculpture be placed in the centre of Odense, which many people, including the store owners of the inner city, were looking forward to.

A common collection committee, the city council and a local fund succeeded in raising all the money for the project. The municipality was asked to find a suitable place but then everything came to a standstill - due to the financial crisis the fund collapsed, the city council cut back on their contribution - on the other hand, in August 2011 the administration found four altogether unsuitable places far away from the centre.

The project is now suspended in agreement with of the common collection committee who believe they would let down the local donors, if they accepted a place outside the centre. Galschiot has instead decided to literally bury the sculpture.

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