Chiara Cappelletto is Senior Lecturer in Aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy at the Università degli Studi in Milan, and an Associate Member of the CRAL at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.
Cappellotto directs or participates in several international projects involving issues that are crucial to her research activity, namely phenomenology of the living body, the notion of virtuality in the visual and performing arts, neuroaesthetics, and the role of fiction with regard to the reductionist process of neurosciences applied to art.
During my three months of residency at Paris IAS, I will analyse the question of the eccentric condition of the human being. I will study this in a neuroaesthetic perspective, dealing with the dialectic between an actor and his/her persona. This theme represents a central aspect of the research activity that I have been carrying out over the past ten years, focused on theatre as a cognitive process from the standpoint of philosophy.