Christoph De Boeck Artist / Artistic Director

Christoph De Boeck creates visual sound-based installations. He has been drawn to the physicality of 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 yet 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

Surfaces 2022
Responses 2020
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

Surfaces, 20 Jaar Concertgebouw, performance, Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge, Belgium, 2022
Responses, The Time of Work, group show, z33, Hasselt, Belgium, 2020
Murmurs, Growlers, Cracklers & Bursters, group show, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium, 2019
Murmurs, Beyond Music: Sound Art Parcours, group show, STUK, Leuven, Belgium, 2021
Floating Beam, Murmur, group show, Netwerk Aalst, Aalst, Belgium, 2017
Floating Beam, Tendencies - The Sound Edition, group show, BOZARLAB, Brussels, Belgium, 2018
Floating Beam, Private Showcase Werktank and Overtoon, open studio, Overtoon, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
Floating Beam, Open Atelier Overtoon, open studio, Overtoon, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
Floating Beam, Animated Matter, special event, Q-O2 & Overtoon, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
Floating Beam, Helicotrema 2020, web event, Helicotrema, Modena, Italy, 2020
Floating Beam, Open House, open studio, Hacktiris, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
Floating Beam, Hypersonica 2020, festival, FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2020
Golfvorm, Sound of Silence, group show, Festival van Vlaanderen, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2016
Golfvorm, Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds?, group show, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels, BELGIUM, 2017
Golfvorm, FOR A BRAVE NEW BRUSSELS, group show, MAAT: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018
Punctuation #2, Image Talks, group show, Frame Research, Hasselt, Belgium, 2015
Punctuation #1, Poppositions 2015, group show, Poppositions, Brussels, Belgium, 2015
Black Box, Coded Matters - Extended Senses, festival, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014
Black Box, Sense Of Sound, group show, z33, Hasselt, Belgium, 2014
Black Box, Surround!, festival, Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge, Belgium, 2015
Black Box, STRP SCENE #1, festival, STRP, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2016
Hortus Sonoris, Natures Artificielles, festival, VIA festival, Maubeuge, France, 2013
Hortus Sonoris, Natures Artificielles, festival, EXIT festival, Créteil/Paris, France, 2013
Hortus Sonoris, Natures Artificielles, festival, Festival Orléanoïde, Orléans, France, 2013
Hortus Sonoris, Natures Artificielles, group show, Lille 3000, Lille, France, 2013
Hortus, Drones / Birds - Princes of Ubiquity, group show, Cimatics, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
Hortus, Iowa City Book Festival, festival, International Writers Program, Iowa City, USA, 2013
Hortus, Two Degrees Festival, festival, ArtsAdmin, London, UK, 2013
Hortus, Hortus Coimbra, special event, Téatro Academico Gil Vicente, Coimbra, Portugal, 2013
Hortus, Public Sound, festival, Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2012
Hortus, Burning Ice #5, festival, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Hortus, Hortus Lisboa, special event, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012
Hortus, Escrita na Paisagem, festival, Escrita na Paisagem, Evora, Portugal, 2012
Hortus, Mladi Levi, festival, Bunker Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012
Hortus, Gaudeamus Music Week 2012, festival, Gaudeamus Muziek Week, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2012
Hortus, Lawrence Malstaf. Christoph De Boeck. Aernoudt Jacobs., group show, Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium, 2012
Hortus, Jardim de Verão 2020, group show, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020
Cell, Views from above, group show, BIN, Turnhout, Belgium, 2015
Cell, European Sound Art Award, award show, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany, 2013
Cell, Overtoon, group show, iMal, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
Cell, Interstice 11, festival, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen, France, 2016
Cell, Lambda², group show, Le Bon Accueil, Rennes, France, 2016
Cell, Lawrence Malstaf. Christoph De Boeck. Aernoudt Jacobs., group show, Fortlaan 17, Ghent, Belgium, 2012
Plant Condition, One of a kind, group show, Galerie Fortlaan, Ghent, Belgium, 2013
On Sound and Imagination, talk, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium, 2017
Symposium Industrial Valorisation of Non-destructive Testing (NDT), symposium, KU Leuven MTM Department, Leuven, Belgium, 2015