TERRAFORM – IN KNUD VIKTOR’S SOUND TRACKS is a residency program in connection with the exhibition PUT YOUR EARS TO THE GROUND – Sound Painter Knud Viktor on Samsø, where a group of contemporary artists participate in a joint work stay at Agerupgård, Samsø and in Bang & Olufsen’s former research studios at Sound Art Lab, Struer. The four invited artists work during three weeks with Knud Viktor’s oeuvre and working methods as a starting point for their own contemporary practice.

Participating artists:

is a researcher, performer and writer from France who works with how sound, hearing and listening are important aspects of world-making: how different humans and non-humans use sound to sense and understand their respective environments.

is an artist and filmmaker based in Copenhagen, whose practice often focuses on issues related to feminism and migration politics. She often investigates these questions through a collective and collaborative process of film, video and sound production.

is an artist from Oslo who works with sculpture and installation, with a particular interest in the processual formation of our kinship and coexistence with other species. Her works are based on site-specific interactions.

is an artist from Antwerp, Belgium. He creates conceptual music that hovers between field recordings, ambient, musique concrète and modern composition. He investigates the “sound of islands”, where he has been inspired by the rhythms of archipelagos.

05.08.2023, 6pm
Agerupgård, Agerup 6, 8305 Samsø
Knud Viktor: IMAGE IX – L’ARMOIRE – quadraphonic concert + Akvarel / Boblerne – short film + lecture by Jan Stricker (Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi) + TERRAFORM – I Knud Viktors Lydspor – premieres + Jonas Olesen DJ set and book presentation

Knud Viktor’s quadrophonic work ‘IMAGE IX – L’ARMOIRE’ and short films ‘Akvarel’ and ‘Boblerne’ are this evening going into dialogue with premieres of the four artists’ new sound works. The program is introduced by Jan Stricker, radio host at The Lake and co-founder of record label Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi, who have published and reissued some of Knud Viktor’s works. This same evening, sound artist and author Jonas Olesen will present his book Pionerer & Outsidere – Dansk Elektronisk Musik 1928-1980 and play music samples with a special focus on Danish electronic composers who have used nature and animal sounds.


Terraform – In Knud Viktor’s Sound Tracks is a collaboration between Sound Art Lab, Samsø Municipality’s Art Council and Terraform.
Jenny Gräf Sheppard
Jan Stricker
More info about the Knud Viktor exhibition: https://knudviktorsamsoe.dk

The residency was funded by The Danish Art Foundation, Sonning-Fonden and Art Music Denmark.