The Freud Museum

Events Archive

3 June 2014
7-9pm. Doors open at 6.30pm

'Cleo from 5 to 7' Dir. Agnes Varda, UK 1962, 90mins

Anxiety 2014 Film Screening - Introduced by Helena Vilalta

Cléo is a beautiful singer living in Paris waiting for a medical diagnosis. Over the next two hours she is propelled by her anxiety into a rich series of encounters from shopping to falling in love. Barely visible on her face, Cleo’s anxious fears are instead revealed in the uncanny way she, and through her eyes the audience, begins to perceive and move energetically through the world when faced with her mortality.

The film will be introduced by curator, writer and editor at Afterall, Helena Vilalta.

Anxiety 2014 is a new London-wide arts festival, curated by the Mental Health Foundation and taking place throughout June. The festival explores anxiety, looking at its causes, how it affects all of our lives, and how it can act as a creative force. It brings together leading and emerging artists to address anxiety from different angles: from medical, social and historical perspectives to individual, collective and contemporary viewpoints. Anxiety 2014 presents a dynamic programme of visual art, film, performance, music, dance, theatre and talks spanning venues across London, including leading art organisations, universities, health care institutions and community centres.

Anxiety 2014 Visual Arts Programme is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Anxiety 2014 is core-funded by the Maudsley Charity.

Related event: the UK premiere of Latifa Laâbissi’s solo dance Écran Somnambule, a reinterpretation of Mary Wigman’s 1926 Witch Dance, will take place on 6 and 7 June, as part of Anxiety 2014.


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