Félix Blume


Félix Blume 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 various audio works, videos, actions and installations. He also works with communities in public spaces.

In his creations, Blume blurs the line between sounds and music by changing the noise inherent in sounds, which allows for them to be perceived anew. 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 participated in exhibitions in Spain (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 broadcasted 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 and Musée d’Orsay. His work Los Gritos de México was granted the “Pierre Schaeffer” prize in the French festival Phonurgia (Paris) and an honourable mention in the Bienal de Radio in Mexico City.

His work as a sound engineer is centers around sound recording and sound design for documentaries, feature films and video art, as well as collaboratons with different directors and visual artists as Francis Alÿs. He graduated from INSAS Film School in Belgium and an Audiovisual Technician Brevet in France. He has also given workshops in France, Mexico, Italy and Belgium.

Critical Constellations of the Audio-Machine in Mexico

Kunstraum, Fri 27.01.2017, 19:00

Opening of the exhibition curated by Carlos Prieto Acevedo