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Silvia Battista

Dr Silvia Battista is a visual and performance artist/scholar, who has engaged, over the last twenty years with a multidisciplinary set of artistic languages - performance, drawing, photography, video - and research methodologies - hermeneutics, phenomenology and semiotics. Her research lies in the intersection between visual art, performance, installation and improvisation, particularly in the study of meditative, contemplative and ecstatic practices/technologies employed for creative and epistemological purposes. She researches, teaches and publishes on contemporary performance and art, religion and spirituality involving audiences, readers and students to reflect on perception, ecology and our relation to inner and outer environments. She is the co-convenor of the research group Performance, Religion and Spiritualities of the International Federation of Theatre Research and her latest monograph Posthuman Spiritualities in Contemporary Performance: Politics, Ecologies and Perceptions was published in 2018 by Palgrave. 

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