“A responsibility of an artist in the present day is to travel and work around the world in order to learn and understand different cultures and traditions and discover truth about ourselves and our planet. Not interested in the traditional definition of music, in my opinion, all musical theory and systems as cultural concepts must be destroyed.” – Zbigniew Karkowski

Luca Forcucci’s research observes the perceptive properties of sound, space and memory. The field of possibilities of the experience is explored as the artwork. In this context, he is interested in perception, subjectivity and consciousness. A great influence is the late American avant- garde composer and musician Pauline Oliveros and her concept of deep listening expanded to all what is humanly possible to listen to.

Luca achieved a PhD in Sonic Arts from De Montfort University and a MA in Sonic Arts from Queens University of Belfast. The research was further conducted at University of the Arts of Berlin, INA/GRM Paris (Institut Nationald’Audiovisuel/Groupe de Recherches Musicales) while investigating at Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mittérand, and at the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland to explore cognitive neuroscience of out-of-body experiences. He regularly lecture in Universities  (USP São Paulo, UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, URC California, UdK Berlin, ZhDK Zürich, EPFL Lausanne, SIVA Shanghai). The artworks are presented worldwide on a regular basis (Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica Rio de Janeiro, Festival Multiplicidade Rio de Janeiro, Biennale of Sao Paulo on the invitation of Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Miller Gallery Pittsburgh USA, MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts Rome, Rockbund Museum Shanghai, House for Electronic Arts Basel, Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle). The writings are published by Leonardo Journal, Nature Journal, Art World Shanghai and Springer Press. The compositions are released on Universal, Cronica Electronica in Porto and Subrosa in Bruxelles.

Works are in the Collections of

Djerassi Foundation / San Francisco / USA

Swiss National Library / Bern / Switzerland

Swatch / Shanghai / China

Gallery  Shanghai Art Plus / Shanghai / China

Works presented at (selection)

The Wrong (again) Biennale / Argentina

Présence Electroniques Festival / Geneva

MAXXI – Museum of 21st Century Arts / Rome

15th International Festival for New Media Culture / Riga

Venice Biennale with Swatch Art Peace Hotel / Venice

Haus für Elektronische Künste / Basel

Festival Multiplicidade / Rio de Janeiro

Audio Rebel / Rio de Janeiro

30th Biennale / Sao Paulo

File / Electronic Music Language Festival / Sao Paolo

Studio Panaroma / University of the State of Sao Paulo

Fine Arts Department / GIIP / Media Arts / University of the State of Sao Paulo

ZK/U / Berlin

Berliner Festspiele / Berlin

Akademie der Künste / Berlin

Swiss Institute / Rome

DEM Passwords Gallery / Los Angeles

The Lab Gallery / San Francisco

Rockbund Museum / Shanghai

Shanghai Art Plus Gallery / Shanghai

Bazaar Compatible / Shanghai

Museum of Modern Arts / Paris

Museum of Fine Arts / La Chaux-de-Fonds

SARC / Belfast

French Institute / Ljubljana

European Capital of Culture / Stockholm

Artist in residence at

Red Bull Station / São Paulo / Brazil / 2016

Vandaler-Notam / Oslo / Norway / 2016

Greatmore House / Cap Town / South Africa / 2015

Djerassi Foundation / San Francisco / USA / 2015

ZK/U / Berlin / Germany / 2014

Swatch Art Peace Hotel / Shanghai / China / 2011 & 2013

Cité Internationale des Arts / Paris / France / 2010

Interaktionlabor.de / Gottelborn / Germany / 2009

Swiss Federal Office for Culture: Swiss Artists in Lab
Brain Mind Institute / EPFL / Lausanne / Switzerland / 2009

Interaktionlabor.de / Belo Horizonte / Brazil / 2008

Mamori Lake Art Lab / Amazon Rainforest / Brazil / 2008

Lectures and workshops (selection)

USP / São Paulo / Brazil / 2016

UNESP / São Paulo / Brazil / 2016

Leonardo / The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology / Zürich 2016

University of Minas Gerais / Belo Horitzonte / Brazil 2015

Plymouth University / UK / 2014

Ewerk and Basel University / Freiburg / Germany / 2014

TU / Berlin / Germany / 2014

UCLA /3M Labs / Munich / Germany /2013

Ecole Offshore / Shanghai University / China / 2013

University of the State of Sao Paulo / Brazil 2012
Department of Music / Studio Panaroma
Fine Arts Department / GIIP / Media Arts

Art Plus Gallery / Shanghai / China 2012

Rockbund museum / Shanghai / China 2012

Sound Studies / University of the Arts / Berlin / Germany 2011 & 2012

SIVA (Institute of Visual Arts) / Fudan University / Shanghai / China 2011

Faculty of music / University of California Riverside / USA 2011

Faculty of architecture / Alice / Atelier de la conception de lʼespace
EPFL / Lausanne / Switzerland 2009, 2010 & 2011

Theatre Galpao Cine Orto / 1st Performance Festival  / Belo Horizonte / Brazil 2009

FIT International Festival of Theatre / Belo Horizonte / Brazil 2008

Palacio Das Artes / Belo Horizonte / Brazil 2008

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