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. Cracks in infrastructure 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.
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 also artistic co-director of Overtoon, a platform for research, production and distribution in sound arts based in Brussels.