Floating Beam Christoph De Boeck 2017

Capturing the acoustic emissions of the corrosion process in an icon of steel. The inaudible, ultra-acoustic cracks refer to a world under stress. Listening to the internal activity of solid structures reveals the transformatory nature of infrastructure, a metastability. A monolith animated with the sound of its own demise.
Every new acoustic emission is concatenated to the audioloop. This means it starts out with a repeating loop of the first crack sound and this loop is extended with each new event.

Co-produced by Overtoon and Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art
In collaboration with Dr. Helge Pfeiffer from
Department of Metals and Materials Engineering of KU Leuven (MTM)

Presentations of Floating Beam

Murmur group show Netwerk Aalst Aalst Belgium 2017
Tendencies - The Sound Edition group show BOZARLAB Brussels Belgium 2018

Productions by Christoph De Boeck

Black Box
Floating Beam
Hortus Sonoris
Punctuation #2
Punctuation #1
Plant Condition
Language I
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