About the project Horizons and Fragments.
On the island of Bru in the borough of Rennesøy, live Inger Lise and Magnus Bru. Their property is ca 2000 acres of cultivated land stretching from coast to coast, land that has passed from generation to generation. The farm land on the island is divided into narrow parallel strips, measuring up to 3 kilometres in length. The skies are vast and the grass is rich. The farm has sheep and some horses. The cattle have been sold and dairy production ceased. The 300 square metre barn has been converted to house seminars, courses, concerts and art exhibitions.
Running through the entire 3 kilometre length of the property is a footpath open to the public. It leads to a newly made pond which is ideal for swimming. It passes ancient monuments, such as a settlement and burial mound. This is a cultivated landscape of woodland, orchard, meadow and coastline.
The idea is to create art in this landscape. Horizons and Fragments is a cooperation and an interplay between writer and land art.
The artistic inroads into this landscape are to be site specific, considerate of their locality, while introducing new elements and new discoveries along the path and its surrounds. In this wide and open landscape, the essence of the project is the opportunity to provide an unmatched experience of art and nature for the public.
This idea merges with Open Port, the vision of Stavanger, European Capital of Culture 2008. We hope the general public will visit a unique landscape where nature and art provide unprecedented impulses and experiences and truly offer both fragments and horizons.