Félix Blume

Curupira, bicho do mato / Curupira, Creature of the Woods
2018

Galerie Ebensperger Rhomberg
7.2.–17.2. 11–21h, except 14.2. 11–17h
19.2.–9.3. Tue–Sun 14–19h

Single-channel video installation, 35 min. Portuguese.

Inhabitants of Tauary, deep in the heart of the Amazon, invite us to listen to the sounds of the jungle, the birds, and animals. However, some weird sounds appear: a creature prowling around the trees. Some have heard her, very few have ever seen her, and those who did find her never came back. She charms, she enchants – she leads people to get lost: each of them tells a story in their own way and tries to decipher her sounds.
Curupira, bicho do mato takes us in search of this being: a reflection about myths and their place in the contemporary world. It’s a sound thriller in the midst of the jungle.

Félix Blume, born in France in 1984, is a sound artist and sound engineer who lives and works between Mexico and France. He uses sound as basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions, and installations. His sound pieces have been broadcast in radios worldwide and he has participated in international festivals and exhibitions.

Production Félix Blume. Production company Félix Blume (Mexiko-Stadt, Mexico). Director Félix Blume. Cinematography Félix Blume. Editing Félix Blume. Sound design Félix Blume. Sound Félix Blume. With Paulo Roberto Leocadio Lira, Antonio José Parente Nogueira, Vitor Ventura Da Silva, Edinaldo Barbosa Gomes, Edirce Cauper Firmo, Janilson Da Cruz Carvalho, José Leocadio Lira, Marineide Leocadio Da Silva, Maida Leocadio Lira, Maria De Fatima Servalho Celestino.

Films

2018: Curupira, bicho do mato / Curupira, Creature of the Woods.

Photo: © Félix Blume