Vivian Caccuri, Odebrecht Soundsystem, 2016. Semi-reflective glass, wood, speakers, amplifiers, cables, aluminium, lighting, light filters, variable soundtrack and duration.

Vivian Caccuri (Brazil) uses sound as the vehicle for experiments in sensory perception with issues related to history and social conditioning. Through objects, installations, and performances, her pieces create situations that disorient everyday experience and, by extension, disrupt meanings and narratives seemingly as ingrained as the cognitive structure itself.

Vivian has had a number of solo shows in Brazil and has developed projects in many cities in Brazil and abroad, including the Amazon, Accra, Detroit, Helsinki, Vienna, Veneza, Kiev, Valparaíso, New Mexico, and South India.

During her career she has collaborated with several musicians such as Arto Lindsay (USA/BR), Gilberto Gil (BR), Fausto Fawcett (BR), Wanlov (GH) 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).

Her book Music is What I Make (2012), written whilst at while she was a visiting scholar Princeton University in 2011, was awarded the Funarte Prize of Critical Production in Music in 2013.

With support from

Inclusartiz Institute

Artist’s website



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