Intraplaces: Dialogues Without Words

Artist Elena Cologni will demonstrate her sculptural work, followed by a discussion with author Susan Buckingham.

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15 September, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£8 – £10

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Elena Cologni, Dialogic Structures

Artist Elena Cologni has previously discussed at the Freud Museum the research background of her artistic project ‘Seeds of Attachment’ (2016/18), looking into the attachment between parent and child (Freud, A.,1967; Ainsworth, 1973; Bowlby, 1969) as crucial to place attachment (Seamon, D., 2013). Cologni attempts to investigate this through the adoption of a nomadic (Braidotti) and dialogic sculpture through a non-verbal approach, she designed based on the principles of the Margaret Lowenfeld Mosaic Box (1954). Aspects of this process were exhibited at New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College of the University of Cambridge, for which she developed the series ‘Intraplaces’.

The active engagement at the Freud Museum concludes a series of encounters in London’s public spaces, the implications of which are then discussed with author Susan Buckingham, whose research and publications address gender and environmental issues.

Ticket includes admission to the Museum.


About the artist
Elena Cologni‘s in(ter)disciplinary research approach with a consistent interest in artist/audience/participant relational and perceptual dynamics has been centered around memory in the present, and place for sometime, and in collaboration with academics (psychology, philosophy, cognitive science). Relevant projects include Present Memory and Liveness in Delivery and Reception of Video Documentation During Perfornance Art Events (AHRC funded 2004/06) in collaboration with Thomas Suddendorf, on ideas of mirror self-recognition using video delays; based on same issues, RE-MOVED, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (ACE funded 2008); GEOMEMOS, Yorkshire Scukpture Park (ACE 2009); rockfluid in collaboration with Prof Lisa Saksida, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, when a more specific interest in place in relation to memory is addressed, including the live installation Spa(e)cious (Wysing Arts Centre, MK Gallery, Bergamo Scienza) related to James Williams’ concept of Specious Present (various Arts Council England grants 2011/); more recently Lived Dialectics, Movement and Rest at Museumsquartier in Vienna, was developed in dialogue with David Seamon and on place attachment (discussed at the Leonardo Laser series of talks in London, 2016, and the Leonardo 50th Conference, 2017, Bologna, Italy). The artist is currently recipient of the Artist International Development Fund (British Council/Arts Council England, 2018/19), and the Artist-Newsletter Bursary Award (2018).

This project is funded by Arts Council England. It was also supported by Art Language Location, Anglia Ruskin University; Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research University of Cambridge; New Hall Collection at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge; Research at the School, for Fine and Performing Arts and Eleanor Glanville Research Centre, University of Lincoln.  Many thanks to: the participants; Prof Susan Golombok Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, and Dr Robbie Duschinsky Head of the Applied Social Science Group, University of Cambridge; New Hall Collection Curator at the time Eliza Gluckman with Maria Azcoitia and Seanna Wilson; Heather Connelly & Rhiannon Jones, Indialogue.


15 September, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£8 – £10
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