Christoph De Boeck Artist / Artistic Director

Christoph De Boeck creates visual sound-based installations. He has been drawn to sound in a performative context, treating the sonic as a force unfolding within the empty space of a blackbox.

His exhibition work is marked by a tension resulting from discrepancies between what we experience as visual and what we hear. Recently De Boeck has focused on acoustic traces left behind by stress events. For example, cracks in infrastructure elements are revealed by ultrasonic technology. In this work the arrangement of sound marks relates to a man-made world under pressure. The acoustic image points to a larger event which is taking place within a horizon we cannot define.

Sound, an instant of physical impact as much as an elusive trace, articulates the displacement of energy in bodies of architecture, of infrastructure and of humans.

His work has been presented in Bozar Brussels, Verbeke Foundation Kemzeke, STUK Leuven, STRP Eindhoven, Netwerk Aalst, z33 Hasselt, Le Bon Acceuil Rennes, Concertgebouw Bruges, Museum for Art & Technology MAAT Lisbon and many other venues.

Christoph De Boeck is artistic co-director of Overtoon, a platform for research, production and distribution in sound arts based in Brussels.

Overtoon (co)productions by Christoph De Boeck

Responses 2020
Murmurs 2019
Floating Beam 2017
Golfvorm 2016
Punctuation #2 2015
Punctuation #1 2015
Black Box 2014
Hortus Sonoris 2013
Hortus 2012
Cell 2012
Plant Condition 2011
Language I 2011
Staalhemel 2009
Time Code Matter 2007

Research projects


Related events

Growlers, Cracklers & Bursters
Animated Matter

Presentations by Christoph De Boeck

The Time of Work, group show, z33, Hasselt, Belgium, 2020
Growlers, Cracklers & Bursters, group show, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium, 2019
Murmur, group show, Netwerk Aalst, Aalst, Belgium, 2017
Tendencies - The Sound Edition, group show, BOZARLAB, Brussels, Belgium, 2018
Private Showcase Werktank and Overtoon, group show, Overtoon, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
Open Atelier Overtoon, special event, Overtoon, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
Sound of Silence, group show, Festival van Vlaanderen, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2016
Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds?, group show, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels, BELGIUM, 2017
FOR A BRAVE NEW BRUSSELS, group show, MAAT: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018
Image Talks, group show, Frame Research, Hasselt, Belgium, 2015
Poppositions 2015, group show, Poppositions, Brussels, Belgium, 2015
Coded Matters - Extended Senses, festival, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014
Sense Of Sound, group show, z33, Hasselt, Belgium, 2014
Surround!, festival, Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge, Belgium, 2015
STRP SCENE #1, festival, STRP, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2016
Natures Artificielles, festival, VIA festival, Maubeuge, France, 2013
Natures Artificielles, festival, EXIT festival, Créteil/Paris, France, 2013
Natures Artificielles, festival, Festival Orléanoïde, Orléans, France, 2013
Natures Artificielles, group show, Lille 3000, Lille, France, 2013
Drones / Birds - Princes of Ubiquity, group show, Cimatics, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
Iowa City Book Festival, festival, International Writers Program, Iowa City, USA, 2013
Two Degrees Festival, festival, ArtsAdmin, London, UK, 2013
Hortus Coimbra, special event, Téatro Academico Gil Vicente, Coimbra, Portugal, 2013
Public Sound, festival, Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2012
Burning Ice #5, festival, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Hortus Lisboa, special event, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012
Escrita na Paisagem, festival, Escrita na Paisagem, Evora, Portugal, 2012
Mladi Levi, festival, Bunker Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012
Gaudeamus Music Week 2012, festival, Gaudeamus Muziek Week, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2012
Lawrence Malstaf. Christoph De Boeck. Aernoudt Jacobs., group show, Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium, 2012
Jardim de Verão 2020, special event, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020
Views from above, group show, BIN, Turnhout, Belgium, 2015
European Sound Art Award, award show, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany, 2013
Overtoon, group show, iMal, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
Interstice 11, festival, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen, France, 2016
Lambda², group show, Le Bon Accueil, Rennes, France, 2016
Lawrence Malstaf. Christoph De Boeck. Aernoudt Jacobs., group show, Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium, 2012
One of a kind, group show, Galerie Fortlaan, Ghent, Belgium, 2013