The dodecahedron on Lolland is a work of art consisting of large stone sculptures beautifully placed by Kragenæs in the "Lolland Alps". The stone sculptures face the center in a circle of approx. 40 diameter and is additionally accompanied by electroacoustics in the daytime. It is a must to visit when you are on Zealand.
“Denmark's Stonehenge”, as the sculptures are also called, is scheduled to be completed in 2025. By that time, there should preferably be as many as 12 stone pillars (the word dodecahedron means twelve stones in Greek). Pt. however, only 5 of them are completed.
See here what it looked like when in September 2018 two of the finished stone figures were unveiled.
The story behind Dodekalitten
The story behind the dodecahedron is based on wanderers who came to Lolland 7500 years ago. They migrated when the waters of the Mediterranean, caused by the breakthrough of the Bosperup Strait, broke through to the lower Black Sea. This was due to floods of some of the most developed agricultural cultures of the time and is included as an element in the myth of the flood.
The dodecahedrons are to represent these wanderers, and the artwork tries in part to depict the culture they brought with them.
The artists behind
Behind the monument Dodekalitten are two artists. One, Thomas Kadziola, is responsible for stone sculptures and the other, Wayne Sigel, for background music to complement the experience.
The stone sculptures
The sculptor Thomas Kadziola was born in Copenhagen (1962) and made his debut as a sculptor in 1989. Kadziola is known for his expressive heads, and his works are in Egypt, Germany, Poland, Belgium, France and China.
The dodecahedron is carved in granite, which is Thomas Kadziola's favorite material to work with.
Composer and professor at the Jutland Conservatory of Music Wayne Sigel was born in California (1953). In 2012, he received the Statens Kunstfonds lifelong scholarship and also became a house composer for the Kgl. Library in 2014.
The music at Dodekalitten must be run by a computer program, where the development of this is influenced by a number of natural phenomena.
Concert with The Minds of 99
Minds of 99 has also given a much talked about concert at Kragenæs on 24 August 2019. The band has also made a small video about:
Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ for the Dodecalite
The word “dodecahedron”Is derived from Greek and means“ twelve stones ”.
Drive to the car park at Kragenæs Harbor. From here you can walk to Glentehøjstien on Kragenæsvej 62 and follow the path through the forest (approx. 15 min).
Yes, there is a handicap-friendly car park on Glentehøjstien.
According to the plan in 2025.
It is possible to visit the dodecahedron around the clock.
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