Christoph De Boeck creates visual installation work in which sound resides as an articulation of energy. Transducer elements are applied to resonating surfaces and sound sources are spatially arranged in order to arrive at an image that is both visually and sonically coherent. Sound – as well a spectrum as a spectre – maps out the immaterialities that produce this world.
Recently De Boeck has focused on how stress or tension leave acoustic traces on materials, as for instance in infrastructure cracks revealed by ultra-acoustic technology. This arrangement of acoustic marks relates to a man-made world that is under pressure. They are traces that point to a larger event which takes place within a horizon we cannot define.