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.

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  (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 (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, Nature Journal, Art World Shanghai and Springer Press. The compositions are released on Universal, Cronica Electronica in Porto and Subrosa in Bruxelles. Since 2004, Luca was based in Milan, Belfast, Paris, Shanghai and Berlin with frequent explorations of Brazil and South Africa.

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