Carnet de routes: following Blaise Cendrars in Brazil


  • Luca Forcucci Pesquisador independente



Carnet de Routes includes the idea of travel first as a metaphor of the experience of the work. The motivation starts with the observation of the current practice of sound in the arts being still somehow a niche per se. The aim resides in pushing the sonic practice further by exploring the multimodal possibilities of sound and its plastic possibilities in relation to space, body and perception by mean of compositions, sound installations, performances, poetry and writings. It includes a visual and sensitive aspect of sound by way of performance where the author / composer leaves its responsibility to the audience, which in turn recompose the sound away from the loudspeaker. The material is reconfigured to explore the interrelations of all the media at disposal for the work itself. Therefore the work is not a final object per se, but the result of the addition leading in fineto the perception within the audience’s mind. It explores issues of serendipity, psychogeography, affect and embodiment (of someone else). Accordingly, sound may magnify situations and fields of possibilities beyond phenomenological considerations and not as a creator of ambience; rather, it is investigated towards philosophical and anthropological issues about interiority and exteriority. In May 2016 I arrived in Brazil and two days after, the president Dilma Rousseff was impeached. During the next three months protests in the streets, the words and writings from the streets slowly entered into my mind and works.


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Biografia do Autor

Luca Forcucci, Pesquisador independente

Luca studied electroacoustic music with the late Swiss composer Rainer Boesch, he achieved a PhD in Sonic Arts from De Montfort University in UK 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 National d’Audiovisuel/Groupe de Recherches Musicales) while investigating at Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mittérand. At the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland Luca explored 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 at Carnegie Mellon University 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 and Springer Press. The compositions are released on Universal, Cronica Electronica in Porto and Subrosa in Bruxelles. The works are in the collections of Djerassi Foundation in San Francisco in the USA, the Swiss National Library in Bern in Switzerland, Red Bull Station in São Paulo in Brazil, Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai in China.


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Como Citar

Forcucci, L. (2017). Carnet de routes: following Blaise Cendrars in Brazil. PragMATIZES - Revista Latino-Americana De Estudos Em Cultura, (12), 110-122.



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