The Dodecalith (Greek: The Twelve Stone) The art project consists of twelve menhirs carved in granite and each weighing 25-45 tons. Each menhir is 7-9 meters high, of which the uppermost 2 meters are sculpted as heads, all facing inwards towards the center of a circle approx. 40 meters in diameter. The Dodecalith is in “The Lolland Alps” on hills overlooking the Archipelago, the passage grave “Glentehøj” and three other burial mounds from the Bronze Age.
Between the figures are natural “sitting” stones from which spatial electro acoustic music specially created for the Dodecalith sounds every day of the year during daytime hours.
The art project consists of four elements: 1. History. 2. The stone figures. 3. The music. 4. The landscape.
Man has always chosen to live with music. At the Dodecalith, music sounds where nature and culture meet. In this area of designated natural beauty, the Dodecalith rises out of the landscape as a new landmark for Lolland. Here, stonemasonry and new specially composed electro acoustic music interact to signify local innovation.
The sculptor is Thomas Kadziola. The composer is Wayne Siegel.
Status Summer 2020 – 11 menhirs are raised in the circle – 6 of them carved with heads on the top.
Go to Kragenæs, 4943 Torrig L, DK
The parking areas are approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the Dodecalith itself. Drive to the parking area at Kragenæs Harbour. Walk to Glentehøjstien (footpath). Follow the trail through the woods. Alternatively follow the footpath from the harbour. Handicap P-space on Glentehøjvej
Open all year – free access
Guided tours – Contact Hanne Møller 0045 29474189 firstname.lastname@example.org
Price dkk/50 person – min. dkk 500 - Bigger groups max. dkk 2000