Erik Bordeleau
Appointed Research Fellow

Erik Bordeleau is a philosopher, curator, fugitive planner and media theorist based between Berlin and Lisbon, where he is currently researcher in Cinema and Philosophy at the NOVA University.

He obtained his PhD in Comparative literature (Montreal University, 2009) with a thesis on Chinese contemporary cinema, globalization and politics of anonymity, followed by post-doctoral researches on cosmopolitics and the mode of existence of ghosts, gods and spirits in Taiwanese and East Asian Cinema. He has published several books and articles in different languages at the intersection of political philosophy, contemporary art, world cinema, blockchain cultures, finance and media theory, among which: Foucault anonymat (Le Quartanier, 2012, Spirale Eva-Legrand 2013 award); Comment sauver le commun du communisme? (Le Quartanier, 2014), both translated to Spanish and the latter also recently in German; (Dis)enchanted Taiwanese Cinema, Shizoanalytic Belief and the Actuality of Animism (2017); Proof of Withdrawal: Finance in the Undercommons (2020); After the Attention Economy: Notes toward a Cosmo-financial New Serenity (2021); Financing the Many Worlds: Pedagogies of (Il)liquidity (2022). He has also co-edited a collective book on the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Nocturnal Fabulations Ecology, Vitality and Opacity in the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, OHP Press, 2017), and another one on the work of Peter Sloterdijk (Aux limites de l’empire : Mesures de Sloterdijk, Éditions Dehors, forthcoming).

On a more artistic note, he has recently co-curated an exhibit entitled Désoeuvrer la valeur / Reclaiming Value (Vox Gallery, Montreal), and edited a special issue of Spirale Magazine #281 closely related to the exhibition, «Rethinking Value at the End of the Economy». He has also contributed as speculative and Web 3.0 designer to the Beeholders / BeeDAO project led by ZK/U (Berlin) and presented at DOCUMENTA 15. In collaboration with Saloranta & De Vylder, he is developing The Sphere, a research-creation project experimenting with Web 3.0 technology to explore new ecologies of funding for the performing arts.