Untitled (survivalist) takes as point of departure the birthplace of gabber: Rotterdam. In the early 1990s the city of pounding construction sites and harbor activity inspired the beat of this hardcore music. The radical electronic music style soon took over the Rotterdam party scene, with raves being held in legendary venues like the Energiehal and club Parkzicht. The development of gabber music in Rotterdam has often been related to the industrial sounds of pounding ‘heipalen’ (the driving of building piles) that characterized the soundscape
of the city. The hammering of the machine, together with sounds of the city and the iconic Roland TR-909, form the sound track for Gabber Nation 2.0. Relayed through 1990’s stereo systems the installation evokes the notion of teenage angst and escaping into music while paying tribute to Rotterdam as a working class city.