Undertones

Undertones
Exhibition at Marres Maastricht
28 June – 24 August 2014

Initiator and curator
with Juha van ‘t Zelfde

With 11th-century liturgy and experimental music, ordinary sounds and electronic noise, soundtracks of sharks, mass protest and empty chatter, Marres opened up a world of sound to question the relation between hearing and listening and to map the triangular relationship between the body, architecture and sound.

In Marres, visitors found work by Haroon Mirza, Ryan Gander, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Lyndsey Housden, Chaim van Luit, Laurent Grasso, Joseph Beuys, Anri Sala, Nishiko, and Paul Devens. Outside Marres, a series of spectacular works were made for unique underground sound chambers. Kaffe Matthews composed an audio-visual installation inspired by sharks (who actually roamed the Cretaceous period) for the marl caves of Sint Pietersberg. Espen Sommer Eide surrounded the visitor with scattered sounds of political unrest in the cells of the Minderbroedersberg. In the crypt of porins of St. Servatius, the Belgian ensemble Graindelavoix gave open rehearsals for the re-composition of the 11th century liturgy of the holy Servaas. Rutger Zuydervelt and Mark Bain made work for the Marres icehouse and the 18th century fortifications of the casemates.

Additional funding: Fonds 21, Stichting Elisabeth Strouven, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Find a map of Maastricht including all locations of Undertones here.
The Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad dedicated a special supplement to Undertones, read it here.

Read an article on MetropolisM here (in Dutch) and watch an interview with Valentijn Byvanck here (in Dutch).