Félix Blume - Doors of Listening

Fri 23 Oct 2020 - 09:00 to Sun 25 Oct 2020 - 17:00
Het Klankenbos, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Pelt

The residents of the refugee shelter in Pelt take you along in their stories and living environment. Listen in the middle of the forest to their voices and soundscapes through the doors of some villagers. Sound artist and field recordist Félix Blume, invites with this work everyone to listen as a means of mutual understanding and critical thinking. Like a tacit mass, the doors wait for you to come closer with your ears and make time to meet those who may already be in a different place. The sound vibrates inside the doors, deep in the material. 

The installation is the result of a collaborative process with the residents of the Red Cross Refugee Center Overpelt. In a participatory process with different workshops, they were guided to express themselves through sound. Through the doors, you hear songs, memories, stories, voices and dreams of people on the run. They literally get a place in the landscape and in this way claim their presence and audibility.

Félix Blume (FR) is an international sound artist and sound engineer. His work focuses on listening and uses sound as the basic material for compositions, videos, actions and installations. His process is often collaborative, with different communities, with the public space as context. 

A project by: Abeer, Ahmad, Bashir, Dieubéni, Familia Kadicana, Farhad, Getou Kabika Tshingambu, Gerebrhan, Isaac Junior, Manuel, Mila, Najem Alhamoud, Patricia Abigail, Rejoice, Safet, Sali, Sebastián, Yasin Dawoud and Félix Blume.

‘Doors of Listening’ is a collaboration of CC Palethe, C-TAKT+, Gemeente Pelt, Musica, Impulse Centre for Music, Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Province of Limburg and Red Cross Refugee Center Overpelt.

The installation will be opened during OORtreders Festival 2020 from 23-25.10. After that, the artwork becomes part of the permanent collection of Klankenbos.