To close Come Hell or High Water, Rosario Aninat and Simon Shim-Sutcliffe, along with Infrasonica, invited Nadoe to per- form a sonic response to the show. Nadoe, a South Korean art- ist based in Utrecht, will present a series of field recordings they made of the sound generated from infrastructures across The Netherlands. Entwining and distorting them with digested sounds, they heighten and intensify the effects that a city’s noise has on its inhabitants.
In tandem with Aninat and Shim-Sutcliffe’s infrastructural sculpture and video work, Nadoe’s piece asks how water rush- ing through pipes, electricity coursing through wires, and wind surging through manmade corridors impacts us as we manoeuvre through an urban environment.
Do these sounds change depending on the locale? How about the qualities they take on? If so, what impact does this ambient sound have on people? How do we feel those differences on the day-to-day? Do they communicate violence? Discomfort? Ease?
Performing live among the sculptures inside Mutter, Nadoe will saturate the exhibition, blurring and blending the mechanical with the organic. Throwing off our sensitivity to linear time and space, they question whether attentive listening can be an entry point into the story of a city.