History of ALAM.

1960 The municipality of Gävle's new garbage deposit site opens at the northern part of the inner harbour near the Avan airfield and Avaström.  
1975 After 15 years of garbage deposition the now 140.000 square meter garbage dump is covered with silt from Granudden. The plans are to rebuild it as a green area.  
1982 On the 21st of August, the artist Hans Limbus Tjörneryd raises 8 granite monoliths at Avan and declares the area a gigantic sculpture of our cultural heritage.
The site now contains a large part of the remains of buildings from central Gävle, which were torn down during the period due to modernisation of the town centre.
  700 cobblestones are engraved with the number "7" and buried to form a border between the analog and the digital, binary society.  
1983 During a studio period in Paris the artist coins the concept of "Status Limbus" , the transitional state of changeover between two states.    
1983 - 1988 Prepared canvases are buried on a number of "holy places" under the name of "Status Terra Nova".
Some of these have later been excavated and reburied at "Avan Limbus Art Museum", others have been turned into ash and mixed with smoke to form sculptures in the airspace over ALAM.
1992 The 12th of October marks the start of the great  "Limbusation Expedition" witch continues until the 17 of February, 2000 in Rome, Italy.  
2000 On the 17th of Februari "Operaton Lifeboat" (Scialuppa di Salvataggio) starts in Rome, Italy. This is an ongoing expedition that will end at the 17 of Februari 2034.  
2002 A landing Beacon for "Unidentified Flying Art Objects" is erected at Avan while a specially equipped aerobatic plane is etching smoke and ash sculptures with ash from "Limbusation Expedition"  
  The area is declared a "Place of Encounter" and has now become a hallowed place, a "hierophany"  
2003 The sculpture and symbol "7" was transferred  to the place of encounter at ALAM.  

Monolith A single piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument.
From Wikipedia:
The apeiron is a cosmological theory created by Anaximander in the 6th century BC.
Out of the vague and limitless body there sprung a central mass -- this earth of ours, cylindrical in shape, poised equidistant from surrounding orbs of fire, which had originally clung to it like the bark round a tree, until their continuity was severed, and they parted into several wheel-shaped and fire-filled bubbles of air.
From Wikipedia:
The term hierophany (from the Greek roots hieros - "sacred", "holy" -, and epiphaneia - appearance) signifies a manifestation of the Sacred. It occurs frequently in the works of the religious historian Mircea Eliade , myths describe "breakthroughs of the sacred (or the 'supernatural') into the World"--that is, hierophanies. In the hierophanies recorded in myth, the Sacred appears in the form of ideal models (the actions and commandments of gods, heroes, etc.). By manifesting itself as ideal models, the Sacred gives the world value, direction, and purpose: "The manifestation of the sacred ontologically founds the world". According to this view, all things need to imitate or conform to the sacred models established by hierophanies in order to have true reality: to traditional man, things "acquire their reality, their identity, only to the extent of their participation in a transcendent reality".






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