Luca Forcucci (CH/IT): Distinguished artist and scholar. His research observes the perceptive properties and the field of possibilities of the first-person experience, which is explored as an artwork. He is interested in perception, subjectivity and consciousness, which he explores through installations, performances, electroacoustic compositions, photography and texts. Since 2009, he collaborates with scientists in the field of cognitive science for research into visual mental imagery and sonic imagination, and the conceptual idea of the sonic architecture.
Luca Forcucci achieved a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University in the UK and a MA in Sonic Arts from Queens University of Belfast. He studied electroacoustic music with the Swiss composer Rainer Boesch in Geneva, and was produced, by Al Comet, former member of The Young Gods. He also has an extensive background in architecture informed by twenty five years of professional practice.
His research was further conducted at University of the Arts of Berlin, INA/GRM Paris (Institut National d’Audiovisuel / Groupe de Recherches Musicales) while investigating at Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mittérand. At the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland he explored cognitive neuroscience of out-of-body experiences. He is invited regularly as guest Professor (New York University Shanghai, University of Limerick, USP São Paulo, PUC Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, URC California, UdK Berlin, ZhDK Zürich, EPFL Lausanne, SIVA Shanghai).
The artworks are presented worldwide on a regular basis (Ars Electronica Linz, EPFL Artlab, ISEA 2017 Manizales Colombia, Tedx Bangalore India, Red Bull Station São Paulo, Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica Rio de Janeiro, The Lab San Francisco, Festival Multiplicidade Rio de Janeiro, Presences Electroniques Geneva, 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, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, House for Electronic Arts Basel, Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle).
The writings are published by Nature Journal, Springer Press, Cambridge University Press, Leonardo Journal, Transcript Verlag, Body Space and Technology Journal.
The compositions are released by Subrosa in Bruxelles, Universal music, Cronica Electronica in Porto, Glistening Examples in the USA, and on his own label LFO Editions.
The works are in the collections of
Swiss National Library / Bern / Switzerland
Fine Arts Departement / Jura Canton / Switzerland
Swatch Art Peace Hotel / Shanghai / China
Djerassi Foundation / San Francisco / USA
Red Bull Station / São Paulo