Indiscernible Gestures: For a Phenomenological Aesthetics
Performances in public spaces and Wittgenstein's idea of language games opens up aesthetics to its own hidden syntax.
||Performance, Public Spaces, Contemporary Art
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.1-8.
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Barbara Formis is a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at the Sorbonne University in Paris (Paris I). Her main focuses are: performance, walking art, body art, fluxus, post-modern dance, action painting and happenings. Her philosophical approach is predominantly phenomenological (Merleau-Ponty) but she also refers to French philosophies of difference and the event (Deleuze, Derrida, Badiou) and to investigations of language (Wittgenstein and Lyotard). She completed her undergraduate studies at the University 'Statale' in Milan and then obtained her graduate degrees (Honours and Masters) at Paris I. She currently writes for the Revue d'Esthétique.
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