Aernoudt Jacobs

The Induction Series

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Hypersonica
Electronic Language International Festival

Tin Space reviews and re-interprets the laws of electromagnetic induction to make sounds. The installation uses a combination of everyday objects, magnets and coils to generate electromagnetic charges. At the same time it explores how sound is created from applied energies which can resonate in these objects. ​A floating structure of 1000 tin boxes is kept together by strong magnets which create at the same time a permanent magnetic field. Electromagnetic coils move the structure, creating light vibrations that produce sound. The vibrations are amplified acoustically by natural resonances which transform the tin boxes into sound boxes. The work emphasizes on the transition between what can be seen and what can be heard.


Aernoudt Jacobs is a Belgian artist working primarily with the medium of sound. His work is both phenomenological and empirical. It has its origins in acoustic and technological research and investigates how sounds can trigger sonic processes that will affect the observer’s scope of perception. His work focuses on a central question: how can the complexity, richness and stratification of our direct, daily environment be translated into something that can really be experienced. His work has been exhibited internationally. In addition to his artistic practice Jacobs co-directs with Christoph De Boeck Overtoon, a platform and production facility for sound art based in the center of Brussels.