'Soul Machine' takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept-the mind-emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither.
The afternoon will be led by Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, psychoanalyst, art therapist and artist, and author of a new book Art and Mourning: The role of creativity in healing trauma and loss. The afternoon will feature conversations with Jane McAdam Freud, Jeremy Gavron and Fay Ballard, who will each explore how their own losses and trauma has informed and influenced their work. Esther Dreifuss-Kattan’s own work will be on display in the Museum over the weekend of 21/22 May.
In this lecture Professor Naomi Segal explores the pleasures and pitfalls of translation, particularly translating psychoanalysis, and introduces the life and work of French psychoanalyst Didier Anzieu.
Iain Sinclair introduced by Michael Molnar - a 30th anniversary event
Join artists Oona Grimes and Rachel Goodyear, Freud Museum London Director, Carol Seigel and Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy Dr Cleo Van Velsen, as they explore the artists’ work in the context of both the Freud family home and the Tall Tales touring exhibition programme.
What actually happens in psychotherapy? And does it really work?
Filming the Body in Crisis examines the representation of the body and the ethical, psychological and embodied implications of viewing bodies on screen across a range of moving image media and mainstream films.
This symposium examines the ways in which this material becomes the basis for contemporary art, critical writing and the dynamics of the consulting room. The speakers will provide a number of perspectives on the relationship between gender, the unconscious and intimacy.
Artist Cornelia Parker will be in conversation with psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader, discussing her art and its relation to the unconscious.
Karl Abraham: Life and Work, a Biography is the first complete biography of Karl Abraham (1877-1925), a close colleague and friend of Sigmund Freud and one of the most important pioneers of psychoanalysis. Join us for a drinks reception launching the publication, followed by a talk by the author, Anna Bentinck van Schoonheten introduced by Professor Brett Kahr.