Independent and wandering director of the Polysonneries Festival based in Lyon, curator, lecturer as well as writer of articles and texts about contemporary and performance art.
Recent missions of prospection (by the means of the AFAA and of various countries) where collaborations inter-festivals abroad affirmed the already largely international aspect of her course.
A series of conferences entitled: " Performance: a report of public interest " open a permanent dialogue with the international artistic community or with the students coming from various horizons, and also make possible the dissemination of information toward an increasingly open public.
Her researches in the performative field try to develop the various aspects which can be established between performance, visual arts, and other pluridisciplinary artistic forms, without at all excluding the new technological forms : they are able to lead to creations and original collaborations or to inspire mixings.
Her large archives in this field feed a more theoretical approach and will allow the future drafting of a study about performative movements.
In order to promote performance art in front of a broader audience, a series of short documentaries for TV about the artists of the Polysonneries Festival is in preparation. Pilote produced with Jan Fabre.
Contributing editor for several magazines, writer for many artists's books (Jan Fabre (B), Kirsten Justesen (D), Lamberto Pignotti (I), Roi Vaara (Finland)...
Since February 2003, she is a permanent writer in the MAPRA's Bloc Notes about Performance art. She collaborates to the catalogue of the Avignon's Festival and to a Belgium magazine " Alternatives Théâtrales " by writing an essay about Marina Abramovic and Jan Fabre.



Polysonneries today represents already 3 events, 12 Perfomance evenings, 89 artists poets or theorists who've been invited, 40 nations Besides numerous collaborations within the Region Rhône-Alpes, with Paris, Marseille or abroad, many interventions also happen with schools and universities in an educational mean.
From now on Polysonneries is a unique event in France and it definitely aims at beeing known better in other countries and is willing to keep developing a web of collaborations abroad as well as actions taking place in other cities open to Performance, a form of art in the forefront of contemporary artistic research.


Sylvie Ferré