Félix Blume (Narbonne, France, 1984) is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico and France.

His personal work is based on field-recordings using sound as a basic material, in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. He works with communities in the public space. In his pieces, he blurs the line between sounds and music by changing noise in sounds that eventually sheds a new light on the perception of the surrounding sounds. The particularity of his work is that the audio and visual aspect are closely intertwined. As a sound collector, he has a large sound library recorded from different parts of the world that he freely shares on the Internet.

He has participate in exhibitions in Spain, Mexico, Chile, France, Germany and Belgium. His sound pieces were broadcast in galleries and radios from all over the world: Arte Radio (FR), Kunst Radio (AT), Deutschland Radio Kultur (DE), Radio Nacional de España (ES), Phaune Radio (FR),  ABC Radio (AU), Radio Panik (BE), Radio Grenouille (FR) among others, as well as in different spaces such as Centre Pompidou y Musée d’Orsay. His work Los Gritos de México was granted the “Pierre Schaeffer” prize in the French festival Phonurgia (Paris) and an honorific mention in the Bienal de Radio in Mexico City.

His work as sound engineer focuses on sound recording, sound design for documentaries, feature films and video art, collaborating with different directors and visual artists as Francis Alÿs among others. He graduated from INSAS Film School in Belgium and an Audiovisual Technician Brevet in France. He also gave workshops in France, Mexico, Italy and Belgium.

Download Portfolio 2018 (in English)
Télécharger le Portfolio 2018 (en Français)

Descargar el Portafolio 2017 (en Español)

 

Exhibitions (does not include screenings, listening sessions, lives and radio broadcasts):
2018 Memoria del hierro, Museo Juan Soriano Cuernavaca (Mexico) – upcoming (September 2018)
2018 Son Seul / Wildtrack, Festival Belluard International (Switzerland)
2018  Fuga and Pirate Disc, Mexican Cultural Institue of New York (USA)
2018  SilencioArts Santa Monica (Spain)
2018  El placer de OírB.A.S.E Tsonami Arte Sonoro (Valparaíso, Chile)
2018  Possible Citie(s), Museo de la Ciudad de Cuernavaca (Mexico)
2018  Memoria del hierro, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City)
2018  SilencioACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies (Spain)
2018  Possible Citie(s), Facultad del Habitat de la Universad de San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

2017  Possible Citie(s), Escuela de Arquitectura de Tijuana (Mexico)
2017  Baston Sonoro and El placer de Oír  CENTEX (Valparaíso, Chile)
2017  Possible Citie(s), Alliance Française Guadalajara (Mexico)
2017  FugaZonas Fronterizas, Galería Espai 10 (Barcelona, Spain)
2017  Silencio, Sala Trinitaris Vilafranca (Spain)
2017  A Media Voz, CENTEX (Valparaíso, Chile)
2017  Informal Chorus (in collaboration with Daniel Godínez Nivón), Faro Aragon (Mexico City)
2017  SilencioEspacio Can Manyé (Spain)
2017  Informal Chorus (in collaboration with Daniel Godínez Nivón), MASIN (Sinaloa, Mexico)
2017  Port au Prince, Invisible City, Festival Handicap et Culture (Port au Prince, Haïti)
2017  Possible Citie(s), Casa de Francia (Mexico City)
2017  Iron Memory, Constellations of the Audio Machine in Mexico, CTM 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
2016  Informal Chorus (in collaboration with Daniel Godínez Nivón), Centro Cultural Tlatelolco (Mexico City)
2016  Sonic Traffic Light, Public Installation in Madero Street (Mexico City)
2016  Invisible Citie(s), Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City)
2016  Sound Cane & Sonic Traffic Light ChileCENTEX (Valparaíso, Chile)
2016  Pirate Disc, Polyphonic Chorus, Informal Chorus (in collaboration with Daniel Godínez Nivón) & Los Gritos de MéxicoFonoteca Nacional de México (Mexico City) – Individual Show
2016  Amplified Reality (in collaboration with Jérôme Fino), Casa de Francia (Mexico City) – Individual Show
2016  Ruido(s) I & Ruido(s) II, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City)
2016 An Idea Of Border(s), Festival Encode (Italy)
2015  Sonic Traffic Light ChileTSONAMI Arte Sonoro (Valparaíso, Chile)
2015  Sonic Traffic Light Essay, La Polis Imagi-nada, Quinto Piso (Mexico City)
2015  Arenas & Los Gritos de México, CCCB (Barcelona, Spain)
2015  Pirate Listenings (in collaboration with Jérôme Fino), Sonic Protest (Paris, France)
2015  Los Gritos de México, LOOP (Barcelona, Spain)
2015  Son Seul / Wildtrack, Galerie Labor Neunzehn – festival Tansmedial Vorspiel (Berlin, Germany)
2015  Son Seul / Wildtrack, Festival REWIND Phonurgia (Arles, France)
2015  Son Seul / Wildtrack, Instants Chavirés (Paris, France)
2014  Son Seul / Wildtrack, Festival MONOPHONIC (Brussels, Belgium)

some pictures here