biography

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. Since 2008, he collaborates with scientists in the field of neuroscience, perception and biology.

Luca achieved a PhD in Sonic Arts from De Montfort University 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. Luca 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 regularly lectures in Universities  (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 (EPFL Artlab, ISEA 2017 Manizales Colombia, Tedx Bangalore India, Red Bull Station São Paulo, 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, Swatch Art Peace Hotel ShanghaiHouse for Electronic Arts Basel, Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle).

The writings are published by Leonardo Journal, Body Space and Technology Journal, Nature Journal, Art World Shanghai, Springer Press among others.

The compositions are released by Universal music, Cronica Electronica in Porto and Subrosa in Bruxelles.

Since 2001, Luca has lived in Lausanne, Geneva, Milan, Belfast, Paris, Shanghai and Berlin with frequent expeditions in Brazil and South Africa. His own artistic research includes and observes then the possibility to live within a constraint of 23 kg lugguage, a hand lugguage and a laptop folder.

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