Collection Editor

Barbara Formis

Barbara Formis

University Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Barbara Formis, PhD in philosophy, is Senior Lecturer in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art in the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She is Director of EsPAS a research team on the Aesthetics of Performance Art at the Institute A.C.T.E. (Arts, Creations, Theories, Aesthetics, UMR 8218, C.N.R.S.). She is the co-founder and co-director with Melanie Perrier, of the Laboratoire du Geste (The Gesture Laboratory), a platform which promotes research, publication and creation in the field of the live arts. Her research concerns the aesthetics and philosophy of the body, with a particular focus on live arts (performance, dance, happenings, events) and their relationship to social phenomena and everyday practices. In 2010 she published Aesthetics of Ordinary Life in the collection ‘Lignes d’Art’ (Art Lines) with Presses Universitaires de France. She has also edited two anthologies: Gestes à l’oeuvre (Gestures at Work) published by L’Incidence éditions at the end of 2008 (republished in 2015) and Penser en Corps (Thinking through the Bodies) with L'Harmattan at the end of 2009. She directed an external seminar at the International College of Philosophy, and was a researcher in the Theory Department at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. She has published various articles in journals such as Art Press, La Revue d’esthétique, Multitudes, Alter, and La Part de l’œil. She has been a dancer and has also worked as a dramaturge.

Reviewers & Editorial Board

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