Félix Blume (France, 1984) is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, Brazil and France.
He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. His process is often collaborative, working with communities and using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. His practice involves an extended understanding of listening, as a way to encourage the awareness of the imperceptible and as an act of encounter with others. His work incorporates the sounds of different beings and species, from the buzzing of a bee, the steps of a turtle or the chirp of a cricket, as well as human dialogues both with natural and urban contexts. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in what voices can tell beyond words.
His sound pieces have been broadcasted in radios from all over the world. He has been awarded with the “soundscape” prize (2018) for his video-piece Curupira, creature of the woods and the “Pierre Schaeffer” prize (2015) for his work Los Gritos de México at the Phonurgia Nova Awards. His film Luces del Desierto was awarded with First Prize of International Short Films at L’Alternativa 28 (2021) and Grand Prize Video Art at Côté Court (2021).
He has participated in international festivals and exhibitions as Thailand Biennale (Th), Tsonami Arte Sonoro Chile (Cl), CTM Berlin (De), Berlinale Forum Expanded Exhibition (De), Rotterdam IFF (Nl), LOOP Barcelona (Es), Belluard Festival (Ch), Sonic Acts (Nl), Lisboa Soa (Pt) and Donau Festival (At). His work has been presented in venues as Museo Reina Sofía (Es), Centre Pompidou (Fr), Domaine de Kerguéhennec (Fr), Fonoteca Nacional Mexico (Mx), Ex Teresa Mexico (Mx), CCCB Barcelona (Es), Musée Réattu (Fr), among others.
Works by the artist are held in the collections of Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Fr), Universidad Autónoma de México (Mx), Klankenbos (Be) and Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mx), among others.