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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

www.freud.org.uk
info@freud.org.uk

Wed-Sun 12-5. Admission: 9 Adults, 7 Concessions,4 aged 12-16, under 12s FREE

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PROJECTIONS : CINEMATIC REPRESENTATION
Feb 9, 2019 to 12:00am talk/event
Cinematic representations of mental illness. Intensive Day Course
 
Guy de Maupassant once said, “A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.” Mental illness is one of the leading causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. Depression and anxiety are reported to be among the main drivers of disability in Western countries.
 
The cinema is a chronicler of transformation revealing the soul’s sublime dreams; it is also a useful mode of expression for the pain endured by a fragmented mind. Compared to other art forms, the film medium possesses a unique capacity to showcase the complexity of human emotion, and so occupies a privileged position in conveying the subjective experience of psychological disturbance.
 
In this day course, a selection of films portraying psychiatric diagnoses will be explored, with information provided on the emergence and development of distinct clinical categories including anxiety, depression and psychosis. In addition to in-depth content analysis of visual material, discussions will be held on the role of moving image culture in shaping public perception and social attitudes toward mental disorders.
9 February, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
 
48 - 65
 
Please visit our website for booking and further details regarding this event

Click to enlargeREADING/WRITING KLEPTOMANIA: IN ART AND FEMINISM
May 8 - Jul 10, 2019 to 12:00am talk/event
Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder defined by compulsive bouts of stealing: either worthless items, or things that can be easily paid for.
Like hysteria, it was first medicalized as a condition in the nineteenth century, and like hysteria, it was seen as a ‘feminine’ disease. This ‘reading/writing’ group will meet for 5 sessions to read critical and fictional texts engaged with histories and practices of kleptomania, in art and everyday life. We will consider the feminist potential of the kleptomaniac. We will practice and share ‘kleptomaniac’ writing. We will steal.
 
The sessions take place on Wednesdays, 2-4.30pm on the following dates:
 
8 May
22 May
5 June
26 June
10 July
The ticket price is for the full course, not individual sessions.
 
Alice Butler is a writer and academic based in London. She is currently the Freud Museum Writer in Residence, where she is working on kleptomania and feminist art. Her art writing has been published in frieze, Cabinet and Art Monthly, amongst other publications.
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THE ENIGMA OF THE HOUR : 100 YEARS OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THOUGHT
Jun 6 - Aug 4, 2019
This exhibition presents archival material touching on the origins and life of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis alongside contemporary artworks, bringing together themes central to both psychoanalysis and art: translation, transformation, temporality, the unconscious, metaphor and dreams. The artworks address these ideas, creating a conversation that reverberates throughout the evocative rooms of the Freud Museum.
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BETWEEN OEDIPUS AND THE SPHINX: FREUD AND EGYPT
Aug 7 - Oct 13, 2019
This new exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt.
 
Freud was thinking about the archaeology of the mind in tandem with important developments in professional archaeology and Egyptology. This fascinating new exhibition will bring Freud into dialogue with his contemporary Flinders Petrie, the first UK Professor of Egyptology and enable us to compare their thoughts on archaeology and their respective collections of artefacts.

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