Boris Debackere (Antwerp) is an artist and teaches sound design in the film department of the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas. As a media artist his main interests are the possible integration of different expression forms, with an emphasis on electronic sound and image. Most recent work and research is concentrated on translating and trans-forming the cinema concept into other forms like Live Cinema and audiovisual installations.
His work includes ‘vortices’ a reactive installation, exposition Gorge(l) at the KMSKA, ‘probe’ an installation dealing with the relationship between the viewer and the screen, the research project ‘The Cinematic Experience’ (lectures and publication).
He collaborated with Brecht Debackere on the live cinema performance ‘rotor’ (performed at several international media festivals, www.rotorscoop.net) and is currently working on a new performance ‘vector’ (www.vectorscoop.net).
Programming and sound design for Marnix de Nijs’ installations Run Motherfucker Run (2004) and Beijing Accelerator (2006). Composition and sound design for Herman Asselberghs’ films a.m./p.m. (2004), Proof of Life (2005), Capsular (2006) and Futur Antérieur (2007).
Composition & sound design for Noud Heerkens’ feature film ‘Het Laatste Gesprek’ (2008) and Chris Mergans’ animation film ‘Goed Nieuws’ (in progress).