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

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


Presentations by Christoph De Boeck

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
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