BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Freud Museum London - ECPv5.4.0.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Freud Museum London X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Freud Museum London BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/Paris BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0200 TZNAME:CEST DTSTART:20210328T010000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0200 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZNAME:CET DTSTART:20211031T010000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Paris:20210319T140000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/Paris:20210320T170000 DTSTAMP:20210305T173655 CREATED:20210104T143147Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210130T161139Z SUMMARY:PROJECTIONS: Death Drive on Film [Livestream & Recording] DESCRIPTION:You’ll receive your webinar joining link in a separate email\, once you’ve registered. Recording access will be automatically sent to attendees the following day. \nIn psychoanalytic theory\, the death drive is understood as the tendency toward destruction\, often expressed via behaviours such as aggression and compulsively repeating negative life patterns.“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.”E.E. Cummings It was a concept initially proposed by Sabina Spielrein in her paper Destruction as the Cause of Coming Into Being (1912)\, which was then taken up by Sigmund Freud in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920)\, defining the death drive as being in opposition to Eros (i.e.\, the affirmation of life through survival\, propagation\, productivity\, and romance). \nThe simultaneously binding and clashing forces of the life instinct and the death drive together form an entwined dual system that is the source of all creation. That’s a controversial claim\, because our society is constructed around valuing life above all else; to even suggest that on some level we are preoccupied with death\, or engaging in self-sabotage\, runs the risk of being perceived as a character flaw or an admission of personal failing. \nIn this 2-part online course\, we will attempt to isolate the death drive on film\, engaging with cinematic representations of the urge to relive painful past events\, sadistic actions taken against the self and others\, the unconscious wish of returning to an inorganic state\, and rejecting the well-intentioned call to “choose life” in the popular discourse. The proposition here is that there is a cultural merit in coming to terms with the death drive\, as it helps us to identify\, comprehend and integrate harmful impulses in a functional\, sublimated way. \nContent warning: graphic imagery will be presented\, viewer discretion is advised. Advanced viewing is optional\, brief film scenes will be shown during the webinar. \n  \nPart 1: REPETITION COMPULSION \nDamage (1992)\, Exotica (1994)\, An American Werewolf in London (1981)\, The Souvenir (2019) \nPart 2: UNDEAD PROVOCATION \nWeekend At Bernie’s (1989)\, Death Becomes Her (1992)\, Funny Games (1997)\, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) \n  \nPROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film\, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD\, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal\, is the creator of PROJECTIONS. \n  \nWe are offering a number of limited bursary places at £15\, with priority given to UK Unemployed and PIP/ESA claimants. Click here to apply. URL: LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Courses,Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR