Time Code Matter Christoph De Boeck 2007
Twelve steel sheets are suspended to form a circle. They vibrate softly when low frequency sound waves are passed through the steel. Every object has a different mass and hence produces a slightly different tone colour. From the sum of all these resonances a fundamental tone arises which is suggestive of the weight of the objects and of their inevitable presence within the space.
The pontifical arrangement combined with the ritualistic soundspace of 'time code matter' contributes to the deduplication of materiality as visual and sonic. In the centre of this acoustic arena all objects are fusing into one sound sculpture.
When visitors approach objects too closely, the signal amplitude rises and acoustic energy will be converted into kinetic energy as the object starts shaking.
Sponsored by Espeel Constructions. Coproduction by Happy New Ears Kortrijk