Artist In Residence

Collage of people's heads wearing headphones.

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Invitation to participate in the project Listeners

Are you a ranger, neighbor, or visitor of Canaveral National Seashore? Then this project is for you!

You are kindly invited to participate in the project Listeners by French field-recordist, Félix Blume. You will pick your favorite location in the park and be filmed while listening to the soundscape of that place, amplified live through sensitive microphones and professional headphones. Recordings of this soundscape will become part of a sonic cartography of the Canaveral National Seashore to be published online. This project is hosted by the ACA Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore from November 26th through December 26th 2021 by artist-in-residence, Félix Blume.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact ACA Community Programs department
community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org or Félix Blume directly at felix.blume@gmail.com. More info about the project can be found at felixblume.com/acasoundscape and https://atlanticcenterforthearts.org/home/soundscape-field-station/

 
Felix Blume with recording microphone

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2021 Featured Artist-In-Resident, Felix Blume


Félix Blume is a French sound artist who has created installations and sound art throughout the world, including Chile, Mexico, Thailand, Brazil and Haiti. He says, “my work focuses on the listening experience as a shared moment during the recording, as an invitation to the audience to listen. I often work with communities in a participative way. I like to learn from places and people, from the relation between inhabitants and their environment. My microphones and sound recording gear are a pretext to meet people, to listen to them, to receive sounds and capture them. I am interested in the dialogue between humans, animals and geophonic sounds. I believe there is a very deep relation between our way of listening and our way of producing sound, how we become part of a place.” https://felixblume.com/

Stay tuned for more information about his community outreach events this fall!

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Support this program by contacting Eve Payor, Atlantic Center for the Arts Director of Community Programs at 386-427-6975 or click here.

ACA's Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore is funded by contributions from individuals, private foundations, and educational institutions.

 
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The Artist-In-Residence Program


The legacy of artist and environmentalist Doris Leeper has connected Canaveral National Seashore and Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) for many years. The two organizations are now embarking on a collaboration that uses creative arts to advocate for environmental health. Leeper’s home at Eldora, located on the grounds of Canaveral National Seashore, is the site of an environmental artist residency program unlike any other in the United States. ACA's Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore is the first of its kind in the United States dedicated to preservation of natural sounds, following in the tradition of other types of successful National Park Service artist residency programs located in more than 100 parks throughout the country.

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ACA's Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore , managed jointly by Canaveral National Seashore and Atlantic Center for the Arts is designed to provide a creative platform where sound artists and scientists can discover sustainable solutions and raise awareness of sound as a natural resource. The goal for each artist-in-residence is to find innovative approaches that help preserve a healthy and balanced soundscape for current and futuregenerations.

From urban design to wildlife ecology, the sounds of our environment tell a story of wildlife biodiversity and the health of people living in that community. The World Health Organization has compiled evidence that, “the burden of disease from environmental noise” can cause:

  • anxiety, hypertension, sleep deprivation, and high blood pressure

  • lack of concentration, loss of hearing, and loss of communication

In addition, adverse effects of human-based noise on wildlife causes:

ACA's Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore is a:

  • creative studio

  • community classroom

  • audio laboratory

Canaveral National Seashore is an ideal location for soundscape work due to its protected location on the east central coast of Florida. The park contains 58,000 acres of barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods and offshore waters, representing an excellent example of a relatively stable barrier beach backed by a productive lagoon system. This stretch of land is known as one of the darkest spots on the east coast of Florida and is the control for darkness studies on sea turtle disorientation. ACA's Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore offers a unique opportunity for artists to contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Canaveral National Seashore. The curation team for this program is led by Atlantic Center for the Arts, an organization with over 40 years of experience in producing artist-in-residency programs that attract distinguished artists from all over the world.

This program invites sound artists, musicians, composers, field recordists, and soundscape ecologists to live and work in a historic home in Canaveral National Seashore for 4-6 weeks. Artists are encouraged to explore innovative ideas about environmental health and soundscape preservation. Each resident is required to volunteer time each week to interact with park visitors and facilitate community outreach. In a continuing effort to offer interpretive programs to the public, artists are asked to donate a tangible creative work produced at the residency. These works may take the form of exhibitions, digital recordings, slide lectures, visitor center resources, or video documentation.

Residency Details and Application

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Support the program
ACA's Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore is funded by contributions from individuals, private foundations, and educational institutions.
Support this program by contacting Eve Payor, Atlantic Center for the Arts Director of Community Programs at 386-427-6975 or click here.

 
 
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Last updated: October 28, 2021

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