Floating Beam Christoph De Boeck 2017

Capturing the acoustic emissions of the corrosion process in an icon of steel. The inaudible, ultra-acoustic cracks refer to a world under stress. Listening to the internal activity of solid structures reveals the transformatory nature of infrastructure, a metastability. A monolith animated with the sound of its own demise.
Every new acoustic emission is concatenated to the audioloop: an initial loop of one or two crack sounds is extended with each new event so that multiple micro-melodies arise.

Co-produced by Overtoon, Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art and Bozar Brussels
In collaboration with Dr. Helge Pfeiffer, Johan Vanhulst and Michael Stamm from
Department of Metals and Materials Engineering of KU Leuven (MTM)

Presentations of Floating Beam

Murmur group show Netwerk Aalst Aalst Belgium 2017
Tendencies - The Sound Edition group show BOZARLAB Brussels Belgium 2018

Productions by Christoph De Boeck

Plant Condition
Language I
Time Code Matter
Black Box
Floating Beam
Hortus Sonoris
Punctuation #2
Punctuation #1