Installation – group show
SYB Kunsthuis, (Art) Rotterdam / Intersections
—Beyond Thunderdome 2.0
2017 installation, side specific
“For Intersections 2017 Kunsthuis SYB would like to reunite this strong collective of artists, including visual artists, a set designer, a photographer, a composer and a digital designer to join forces again for Gabber Nation 2.0: the Rotterdam edition. Based on their residency in Kunsthuis SYB and new artistic research, Henrike Naumann together with Ekaterina Burlyga, Johannes Büttner, Bastian Hagedorn, Tea Palmelund, Boris Postma and Merle Vorwald, will create a reinterpretation of Gabber Nation, curated by Agnes Winter (programming committee SYB). The disruptive sound and video installations of Büttner and Hagedorn will find a new form in a joint effort to translate the explosive energy of hardcore and youth culture. Based on their research into the history and aesthetics of gabber Naumann and Vorwald will create new, site-specific installations. Postma’s interest in the apocalyptic aspects of subcultures in the countryside will be featured in a photo- and video- installation. Meanwhile Burlyga will develop a new performance specifically for the setting of Art Rotterdam. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fanzine, produced by Palmelund.
The artists will open up the creative process again and translate Gabber Nation to the context of Art Rotterdam. Rotterdam being the origin of gabber, where the pounding of construction sites seems to inspire the beat, it is all the more compelling to present this project at Art Rotterdam. Bringing the bold energy of Gabber Nation to Intersections, the rural gabber scene will speak to the industrial and urban spaces of (Art) Rotterdam.”
Text: Agnes Winter