The ethics of art. A way of understanding arts of movement in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze

I have been working on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze since I started my doctoral studies. As I have also an education in art -as a dancer and choreographer- my research turned naturally into the conception of art that Deleuze brings, and the question of the place that the arts of movement have in this philosophy. The aim of the proposed research project is to analyze the role and the significance of art in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, with a focus on the connection between Deleuzian aesthetics to his ethics and politics. I work specially on the following concepts: body, creation, ethic, thought. My main bibliography is the complete work of Gilles Deleuze, specifically, with Felix Guattari, Qu'est-ce que la philosophie? (1991). On the other hand, my research will have a field study and I will take into account two artists’ work, one from Latin-America and the other one from Europe, trying to understand their creation processes and relating them not only to their material conditions of production but also to their political and ethical effects. I selected the cases of the educator and performer Ana Frenkel in Argentina, and the dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch in Germany.  


First supervisor: Teresa Pullano

Second supervisor: Carolina Arni



Alejandra Lindman Portrait G3S 2018

Alejandra Lindman
Europainstitut der Universität Basel
Gellertstrasse 27
4020 Basel

Tel: 079 939 65 67