The platform In Vivo, registered at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France with the ISSN N° 2825-9599, is specialized in multidisciplinary research on contemporary artistic creation, with an (almost) exclusive preoccupation with Performing Arts (theatre, choreography and dance, circus, performance art, opera) and Cinema. Given the hybridity of contemporary artistic forms, In Vivo intends to host reflections on the written arts (literature, comics, biographies, etc.) and non-cinematic visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, installations, etc.) notably in their imbrication with the performing scenes and screens.
In Vivo is a bilingual platform (French and English), which was broadly created for two main reasons.
Firstly, academic work on Performing Arts and Cinema mainly emanates from within these specific sites of artistic research. The presence of such approaches in other academic disciplines and publications remains marginal, even when the multidisciplinary seems to be the scope. Thus, In Vivo intends to attract specialists from fields of expertise which are, in a way, exterior to Performing Arts and Cinema. It aims to encourage analyses of artistic creation which combine, in a mutually exploratory manner (in vivo), artistic and non-artistic perspectives and methodologies.
From philo-performance to human sciences, and from gender studies to cultural studies, In Vivo is looking to assemble a polymorphic community of researchers, to whom are added artists and professionals of the arts (curators, critics, production assistants, etc.) who have a vivid interest in reflective and critical approaches.
Secondly, the aim of In Vivo’s international team (whose members pertain to different levels of study and expertise) is thus to prioritize the early career researchers, artists, and professionals who would like to engage with the Performing Arts and Cinema from a multidisciplinary perspective.
In Vivo’s goal is to publish two annual issues, each one being dedicated to a specific theme which will be announced through a call for papers made available via academic and institutional networks.
In Vivo contains 5 clusters, differentiated according to the methodology and the field of expertise to which they are respectively attached: AESTHETIC(s), PHILO-PERFORMANCE(s), HUMANITIES, QUEERNESS, PLURALITIES.
In addition, a special section called DIALOGUE(s) will be exclusively dedicated to interviews with scholars, artists, and practitioners of the Performing Arts and Cinema.