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)