Felix Bell


Felix make objects to unravel the tensions between culture and nature, giving agency to the unseen entanglements that surround us everyday.
He often embraces multidisciplinary design research to tell stories which result in projects that have a varied outcome, from installations to moving image.. 

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INTERIOR LANDSCAPE 

Life within the cracks of the anthropocene

As buildings are constructed, one can witness a parallel creation materialize: the dichotomy between the outside and the inside. Interior Landscape asks how the built environment can go beyond its anthropocentric origins and become a landscape to relink the damaged relationships between humans and more-than-humans alike. The multimedia installation traverses through the indoor environment as an ecosystem and unearths the diversity of entangled relationships interacting at various scales. Felix Bell critiques the white cube of modernity by embracing the more-than-humans that live within the cracks of the interior – not seeing them as pests but as partners of multispecies reconnection.

2022
Design Academny Eindhoven Grad Show DDW
Moving Image & Intstallation

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SHIMMERING ARCHITECTURE

the construction of a biome

The more time I spent within the walls of modern interiors the more I noticed an identicalness of these environments. A clean and pure aesthetic that transcends scales from furniture, rooms, houses, and cities.
Modern architecture felt detached from anything other than human , as if this anthropocentric ideology was built into their concrete foundations. In these aseptic voids nature is severed and designated to the other side of the window. I want this writing to open our eyes to another type of wilderness, to one which we are blind: the wilderness of the indoor biome.
So it is within our homes, offices and schools that this writing falls, exploring these spaces as an ecosystem where multiple biological links between different scales of beings can show us a biome of multi-species cohabitation if we look in the right places. 


2022

Written thesis

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SHOULD


Should is an examination into political vagueness through written language and the void between one’s real and one’s declared intention.
By deconstructing the Directive on renewables into fragmented sentences that contain the word should, we can visualise how this word allows a shift in responsibility from the author to the audience, renouncing any clear intent to be interpreted by personal interest. A result of which is the clear cutting of a forrest in the Pamlico basin for the production of Biomass sold across Europe.

2020
Graphic mapping & Cut-up technique Collage
Exhibition Geo-Design

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INVISIBLE SPACE


Invisible space explores the lingering presence of the slave trade through our current online shopping habbits and the globalised network of shipping containers that allows us to enjoy leisure at a fraction of the cost.
By pairing photographs taken of blissful beach goes surrounded by the infrastructure of Rotterdam Port against online reviews from Alibaba, the project plays with the ease of ordering products online with the incomprehensible scale of the shipping industry and its traumatic origins.

2021
Video Essay & Publication
MAAT gallery Lisbon

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Felix Bell

Felix works as a designer and artist in the Netherlands. His practice focuses on bridging the engrained divides that exist between culture and nature by giving agency to the invisible or unnoticed relationships with which we are bound in modern life.
He often embraces transdisciplinary design-research to tell stories which result in projects that have a varied outcome, from installations, moving image to writing.

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