Félix Blume (Narbonne, France, 1984) is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, France and Belgium.
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 Spanish (LOOP Festival, CCCB), Mexico (Ex-Teresa, Fonoteca Nacional, Casa de Francia, Quinto Piso), Chile (CENTEX, Festival Tsonami), France (Instants Chavirés) , Germany (Labor 19) and Belgium (Festival Monophonic). 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.
Exhibitions (does not include screenings, listening sessions, lives and radio broadcasts):
2017 Fuga, Zonas 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 Silencio, Espacio 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 Chile, CENTEX (Valparaíso, Chile)
2016 Pirate Disc, Polyphonic Chorus, Informal Chorus (in collaboration with Daniel Godínez Nivón) & Los Gritos de México, Fonoteca 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 Chile, TSONAMI 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)