Barbara Finck-Beccafico develops a body works that explores the immersive aspect of perception: the ability to collect sensory information and the awareness that results from it.
It is a true exploration of the audio-visual perception principles, as well as olfactory, tactile, and gustatory. The perception of space and time, reality and illusion.
Student at the University of Montreal in Sonic & Media Arts, Barbara Finck-Beccafico has had the opportunity to work under the supervision of recognized composers such as Martin Bédard and Georges Forget.
Moreover, we recently discovered her work in the series of concerts Ultrasound, in the play « Vacilando » by New York art collective The Ephemeral Explorers, as well as the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium.
Meanwhile, since 2012 Barbara Finck-Beccafico has performed over 40 shows with the artistic project about:, in which one can discover her audio-visual creations.
Barbara Finck-Beccafico has been developing her Video-Music work for several years, especially as a part of her specialty in Media Arts at University of Montreal, under the tutelage of renown artists Jean Piché and Nicolas Bernier. She is now working mainly on a series of 6 multi-sensory (audio-visual-culinary) immersive installations. Two of them have been programmed at La Nuit Blanche de Montreal 2016, and Nuit Blanche de Paris 2016, major contemporary art events.
Over the past 10 years, Barbara Finck-Beccafico has been involved in many projects: she was on the board of the Quebec Society for Music Research (SQRM) for 4 years, she has been VJing for many artists in the Montreal indie music scene, she has published a fiction novel, has been to 2 expeditions in Antarctica and the Artic, and she funded her own company, a indie music label named Poulet Neige.
Growing up in an environment where contemporary art was at the center of daily life, her artistic exploration has gradually developed towards the audiovisual-sensory immersive installation.
Indeed, her artistic approach is intimately linked to the immersive nature of art: the importance of creating a real universe for the public. The inability to separate the experience of the public, as the central point of her art, in order to give life to her work.
Barbara Finck-Beccafico is very attached to the idea of offering an original artistic work, both in terms of the messages she explores, but also through the materials and techniques explored. She confronts the public about social issues, both in a theoretical and formal way. She seeks to bring together the general public, as much as the aware public, in a process of exploration of mindfulness.