Lica Cecato is a multimedia artist who travels with equal ease in the areas of visual arts, music, poetry and body movement. Possessing a peculiar trait, Lica attributes to her drawing the same ephemeral character of music which, in her words, "... exists only at that moment, directed to that public. One and the same, a link between energy and what is born on paper". A visual diary interpreted in the light of the most evident stimuli of everyday life, so is its music, so too is the work the artist who, therefore, leaves to the other the reading of what is veiled.
Martha Pagy, gallerist and curator
Exhibition MELODICA, Solo at B-gallery, Tokyo. Exhibition of fotos and acquarello at Copo do Dia Tokyo.
Exhibition Dreamboxes & HariKikiSho, Martha Pagy Escritório de Artes, Rio de Janeiro
Publication of some drawings HariKikiSho in Rivista Aikido with articles by Stefania Baldi and Lorenzo Casadei
Exhibition Reflexões e Refelexos, Martha Pagy Escritório de Artes, Rio de Janeiro
Collective exhibition Martha Pagy Escritório de Artes, Rio de Janeiro, curator Paula Terra-Neale, IN EACH LINE A TRACE, IN EVERY THRED A PLOT | BRASIL NIHON Exhibition of acquarelas and Sumi-e at the Embassy of Brazil, Tokyo
JAPAN HOUSE SP, the launch of the book MAIS OUTRA in Japanese; Istituto Europeo di Design IED, SP, PERFORMANCE DURING THE FASHION WEEK
Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo - Launch of the MAIS OUTRA with Japanese translation (authored by Lica Cecato, production and realization Amalia Tarallo, Editora Giostri)
TEDex Women SP, BOUNDARIES AND HOW TO FACE THEM; SYBABELIA Teatro Italia SP (PERFORMANCE MULTIMIDIA)
AFETOS & SABERES, MARTHA PAGY
COLLISIONI inVENTO Barolo, Italia, PERFORMANCE MULTIMIDIA WITH PAOLO MARIA NOSEDA AND 17 VIDEO ARTISTS
Exhibition & Installation: Kunstwerk-Nippes, FLOR DA BOCA himmelhautmundblume, Köln, Germany
Performance: SYBABELIA André Vallias – Lica Cecato | Oi Futuro Flamengo, MULTIPLICIDADES, Rio de Janeiro || SESC POMPEIA Mostra das Artes, São Paulo Exhibition: LICACECATO IDEOGRAMAS Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
Performance: CIDADECITÉ RI(O)PA(RI)S Cité des Arts | Paris Lica Cecato conception, vocals, performance | Florent Jodelet conception, percussion, performance | Philippe Dao processement en temps réels d'images et sons
Installation: Bienal Mercosul, agosto de
I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry / as I needed it Exhibition: Cité Internationale des Arts| Paris
Performance: ERRATICA POEMA AO VIVO André Vallias – Lica Cecato || CCBB S.Paulo, for the web magazine of visual poetry ERRATICA Exhibition: LICACECATO IDEOGRAMAS Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
Performances: ERRATICA POEMA AO VIVO André Vallias – Lica Cecato || CCBB, Rio de Janeiro PEDRALMA SESC PINHEIROS, São Paulo || Performance created for artist Denise Milan's OPERA DAS PEDRAS installation. Lica Cecato: Conception, Theremin, Guit, Voc; DJ Dodo: Laptop, Perc; Ale Cecato: Guit, Mouth Harmonic Recording session of Project Z Melbourne, Australia
Performance: Hora H, Homenagem a Haroldo de Campos Casa das Rosas, with Cid Campos
PERFORMANCE NOWN Club KYOTO with percussionist/performer Cyro Baptista
Performance: Presentation of the Project Z, at the inauguration of the D’s Garden, in Bangkok
Performances: PROJECT Z Multilingual performance in Darebin, Writer’s Festival | Cocconut Court Melbourne, Australia
Performances: SONGBOOK LA MIRADA exhibition opening DAROS LATIN AMERICA, Zurich. Lica Cecato: Voc, Production; Michael Heupel: Contrabass, Sub-Contrabass Flutes Galáxia Haroldo | JapanRap (Haroldo de Campos & Lica Cecato) Lica Cecato vocal Cid Campos rhythm guitar Teatro TUCA São Paulo
Performance CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL: Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto com Vania Dantas Leite, Rio de Janeiro Japan Foundation
Performance: CALEIDOCOSMOS MAM (Museum of Modern Art), Rio de Janeiro Multimedia show created and performed by Lica Cecato, where contemporary sculpture from Iole de Freitas, music from Vania Dantas Leite, the poetry from Augusto and Haroldo de Campos, dance with Gisela Maria Moreau, intertwined.
Live Poem at CCBB SP, 2008
Reaching the genius of maturity through sword and fire: cavorting, making giant strides, falling, sweating, loving, being passionate, crying and digging deep.
Like an eagle spotting its prey, Lica eventually jumped off a cliff and in total control of herself, landed safely.
With endurance and stamina, she mastered those techniques that turn ideas and matter into a blend of storytelling, poetry, harmony and research.
Hers is the freedom of imagination which wisely and skillfully makes states of mind shift into an apparently small talk that becomes the epitome of human relationships.
The strength of her rare and exquisitely composite colours - all from metals - gives a new tridimensionality to Lica’s artworks, while their thin paper supports first take shape, then life and finally become the background of a drama or a catastrophy.
Minute strokes testify the uniqueness and mistery of the conversations within herself, the rest of the world and the Zeitgeist.
Movements are hardly perceived, alphabets are hidden, textures, shades and bursts of colours provide strength and recall the power of a light beam through the clouds.
Her relentlessly and poignant labouring about her identity versus the Universe as well as her pictorial voice, in tune with her vocal chords, become a globophonic language.
Lica has the freedom to express her consent and refusal by turning the whole spectrum of human feelings into motion, like a cell that gets unexpectedly out of control and turns into a killer.
Lica no longer needs any excuse.
Lica’s works are like music scores of the languages she speaks. Lica’s thoughts take a flight from rationality into the Kingdom of the Unknown.
Lica is brilliantly only one stroke away from no longer fearing Death.
PAOLO MARIA NOSEDA