Amplified Views

Struer Tracks is collaborating with the municipality of Struer on the permanent sound art installation Amplified Views, which will be inaugurated at this year’s festival. Amplified Views consists of several sculptures. They will be placed on certain unique vantage points within the municipality, amplifying the sound of the surrounding nature.

The sculptures, shaped from aluminum, will be placed on different spots around Struer. As the title ‘Amplified Views’ emphasizes, they will mark both spectacular vantage points as well as amplifying the sound of the view. Nistrup has picked five types of terrain that are typical for the region: A hilly terrain, a flat beach, a range of hills with an ocean view, a forest and the moor. Each of the sculptures will be created for the specific places – both shape and sound wise.

Ursula Nistrup is creating Amplified Views in cooperation with local business Bang & Olufsen. With the purpose amplifying the surrounding sound, they are bending large aluminum screens into curved shapes with crystalized surfaces. The shapes of the large screens will amplify the waves of the ocean as well as whispers of the wind through foliage and grass. Thus, the amplification is 100% analogue.

Amplified Views is created in cooperation with the municipality of Struer. The installations are built on Nistrup’s contribution the 2017 iteration of the festival. Here, her work Sound Site (Prototype) was exhibited in the city park.

Through long-running collaborations with local partners, Struer Tracks is planning to inaugurate a permanent sound art installation at each iteration of the festival.

Ursula Nistrup is a multi-disciplinary artist, and her works are inspired by the human ear. She’s fundamentally interested in sound and its ability to move the body as well as the mind, opening the door to new dimensions of reality. Listening to the world is an activity filled with nuances and perspectives, ideas and discoveries, stories and pictures. Architecture, shapes and materials define how we percept the sounds of the world. The works of Ursula Nistrup seek to challenge the, at times, accustomed notions we have regarding space, shape and sound. Ursula Nistrup is trained at Glasgow School of Fine arts, and has, among other places, exhibited at Lunds Kunsthal, Kunsthal 44 Møen and at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning.