Valérie Vivancos (Ocean Viva Silver) lived for 11 years in England and the United States where she studied Fine Arts. In 2002 she relocated to Paris and launched editorial and performance projects (Double Entendre and OttoannA). She has since been working independently for art and musical research organisations including the GRM.
She creates experimental compositions, performance scores, curious situations, rituals and writing protocols that interweave life and fiction. Her current series, "Releasing the Spirit of Objects" explores the primal relationship between the resonating body and the sounding object (« corps sonores ». The first part of this series, commissioned by GRM and Radio France, was created in February 2017 at Studio 105 of the Maison de la Radio as part of the Présences festival.
Her music has been released on Swedish label Sublunar Society since 2014.
incandescent - The motion is in the mindscape [exerpt]
Contribution to the ACOUSTIC CAMERAS Sound annexation project which invites composers and sound artists to annex the real-time flow of webcams located in various places around the world. The artist is invited to deliver a sound piece related to this flow thus acting as a modification of reality.
For this project Valérie Vivancos chose a quasi-static image as dadaist pause in a futurist stream : the Centennial Bulb, the Longest burning Light Bulb in history in its 117th year of illumination, located at the fire sation of Livermore, CA, USA.
Project curated by Christophe Demarthe, co-edited by Optical Sound (Pierre Beloüin & P. Nicolas Ledoux) and la manufacture des Cactées (Didier Hochart & Thierry Weyd).