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8 March, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£9 – £14
Please note: entry to the museum is timed. Your tickets entitles you to entry from 3.30pm, when you can view the current exhibition, Freud’s Antiquity: Object, Idea, Desire. The talk will begin promptly at 4pm.
Artists Sharon Young and Sharon Kivland will read from their recent books Ms B and Abécédaire respectively. They will perform a new collaborative text, one that originated in the margins while reading each other’s work. Considering looking, autofiction, hysteria, and the figure of the father, they return to Freud, in the spirit of image, language, and desire. On International Women’s Day these readings entwine art and psychoanalysis, revisiting Freud’s question ‘what does a woman want?’. Drawing on the hysterical structure of identification with other women, these artists act out an identification with and through each other and their works.
SHARON KIVLAND is an artist and writer. Her work considers what is put at stake by art, politics, and psychoanalysis. She is currently working on the natural form, fables after La Fontaine, and the furies. She is also an editor and publisher, the latter under the imprint MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE. Her novel Abécédaire was published by Moist Books in July 2022. Currently she is completing a new book, entitled Almanach, and then will recommence following Freud on holiday.
SHARON YOUNG is an artist and lecturer in fine art. She has recently completed her PhD at the Royal College of Art which is entitled Once More with Feeling; A Reinvention of Hysteria using photography, autofiction and performance. She has published both her writing and art works in recent publications such as Trigger Magazine and self-published Ms B and accompanying interdisciplinary exhibition at 228 Chingford Mount Road in 2022. She lectures at University of the Arts, London and Ithaca College. She is the director of community interest company She Speaks Up which works with councils to bring art workshops to those who cannot access higher education.