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)