Vivian Caccuri
(b. 1986, Brazil)
Vivian Caccuri lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. She has developed projects in many cities in Brazil and abroad, including Manaus (Brazilian Amazon), Helsinki, Riga, Warsaw, Oslo, Valparaiso, Venice and Accra. Throughout her career she has collaborated with several musicians such as Arto Lindsay (USA/BR), Gilberto Gil (BR), Panji Anoff (Ghana), Fausto Fawcett (BR), Wanlov (Ghana) and has recently released her first musical project (Homa). Her sound works and compositions have been broadcasted in radio stations such as Resonance FM (London), Kunstradio (Vienna) and Rádio Mirabilis (Rio de Janeiro). At Princeton University she wrote her first book Music is What I Make (2012), published in Brazil and awarded by Funarte Prize of Critical Production in Music in 2013.
She has started the renovation of the Fábrica Bhering 2009, a former chocolate factory in the harbour area of Rio de Janeiro that was emptied out and semi-abandoned where now dozens of workspaces, design studios, showrooms and bistros work.
Oratório (Tidal Wave) is a sound-based work using subwoofers and lit candles, their flames set in motion by deep rhythms. The ambiance is rooted in the Ambrosian hymn Aeterne Rerum Conditor, one of the first forms of chanting in Western history, practiced by Christian monks. By exploring architectural and musical forms in religion, the artist expands connections and meanings to consider the cultural interrelations between the use of the bass with ritual and cult. As religious Christian music has historically distanced itself from percussion, drums and deep pulses in order to privilege the voice, wind instruments and strings, Caccuri's musical interpretation seeks sonic forms in which the bass still performs as a vehicle for the mind through body and skin.
Vivian Caccuri (Brazil) Oratorio (Tidal Wave), 2017. Subwoofers, tallow candles, microphone stands, sound amplifiers, iPod, mono audio, сomposed by the artist
Profiles of 21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017