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December 21, 2011  

Richard Crow - Radio Schreber, Soliloques for Schziophonic (extract), 20.4.2011

Phantasmic voices of Radio Schreber: Richard Crow, Gabriel Séverin, Anna Teresa Scheer, Nick Couldry, Adam Bohman, Douglas Park and others who remain obscure and unknown...

Radio Schreber, Soliloques for Schziophonic voices investigates

the recurring theme of ‘hearing voices’ in sonic and literary

works by paying homage to Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs of My

Nervous Illness. Written in 1903 during his second mental illness

at Sonnenstein Public asylum, the Memoirs detail an alternate

delusional world famously analysed by Freud in his Psycho-analytic

Notes on An Autobiographical account of a case of paranoia

(Dementia Paranoides) published in 1911.

For the centenary of Schreber’s death (and Freud’s Psychoanalytic

Notes), a sound performance by artist Richard Crow

will give voice to Schreber’s visionary text through a specially

created composition that will be premiered at the Freud Museum

London. As a continuation of his project, Imaginary Hospital

Radio, Richard Crow will work in collaboration with sound-poet

Gabriel Séverin in exploring a sonic tableaux of phantasmic and

disembodied voices embedded in the text as well as in its physical

and imaginary locations inhabited by Schreber.

Presented by Sound Threshold. Curated by Lucia Farinati with the assistance of Rita Correddu.

Recorded by Colin Potter.

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December 8, 2011  

Crash Bash Trash

A stand up performance on CBT at the Anna Freud Centre on Tuesday 6th December 2011 at 7pm.

Psychotherapist by day, comedienne by night, Liz Bentley uncovers the truth about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Armed with ukulele and Casio keyboard Liz is one of the quirkiest voices on London’s spoken word scene.

“Like a female Ivor Cutler” The Scotsman

“A refreshingly multi-talented writer and performer. Her sharp wit combined with her unique style and delivery is highly infectious – comes thoroughly recommended!” New Writing South

Liz Bentley sought psychoanalytical psychotherapy at age 23 . Struggling with bulimia, drugs, relationships and the diagnoses of Multiple Sclerosis, her therapy allowed her to be creative and provided a way of making sense of her difficulties. Liz has performed at London literature festival at Southbank, the National Theatre and has had three successful shows at Edinburgh festival (2008 being in Edinburgh’s only swimming pool venue, included hosting over 100 other writers/performers in the water. Liz’s experiences of mental and physical health have taken her into disability arts where she has performed at Bonkersfest, Liberty festival (2009 Liberty laureate) and Da Da festival. She strives to smash the apartheid between disability and mainstream arts. Liz has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist for 18 years. She lives in Peckham with her family and currently works in the NHS and has a private practice. She has a special interest in psychosomatic, medically unexplained persistent physical symptoms and has just completed an MA dissertation on this subject.

December 6, 2011  

Day Conference at the Tavistock Centre, London on 3rd December 2011 - a four part podcast.

Part 4 of 4: Estela Welldon - The Dangers of First Love

This conference investigated adult love by bringing together the worlds of psychoanalysis, literature, and performance. The most sublime, exhilarating and painful of emotions, love puzzles the intellect and almost defies description. It motivates the best and worst of us, overwhelming us with the ferocity of its demands, while thwarted love and perverse love are at the heart of much violent behaviour and neurotic suffering.

Psychoanalysis unlocks the mystery of love by tracing its roots to childhood. The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in adult psychotherapy or counselling, and anyone who has ever been in love.

ABSTRACTS

Estela Welldon

The first love between mother and baby will forever mark future encounters and relationships. Mother-baby love has a unique characteristic in that both parties are involved not only psychologically but also biologically. The possibility exists of a mutual and reciprocal experience of blissful and satisfying union. The expectation is of ‘unconditional love’. This is the situation in the perfect world, however things are not that simple and uncomplicated. In this talk we shall be addressing failures of that 1st love leading to violent relationships and escalating to forensic cases. Using clinical examples from both forensic and non-forensic psychotherapy this paper will show how the first experiences of love mark people for future love encounters, and how new patterns of loving can be established.

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December 6, 2011  

Day Conference at the Tavistock Centre, London on 3rd December 2011 - a four part podcast.

Part 3 of 4: Anna Furse - When I touch the keys my flesh melts: On writing Don Juan.Who?

This conference investigated adult love by bringing together the worlds of psychoanalysis, literature, and performance. The most sublime, exhilarating and painful of emotions, love puzzles the intellect and almost defies description. It motivates the best and worst of us, overwhelming us with the ferocity of its demands, while thwarted love and perverse love are at the heart of much violent behaviour and neurotic suffering.

Psychoanalysis unlocks the mystery of love by tracing its roots to childhood. The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in adult psychotherapy or counselling, and anyone who has ever been in love.

ABSTRACTS

Anna Furse

The theatre production Don Juan.Who?/Don Juan.Kdo? (Athletes of the Heart with Mladinsko, Ljubljana and Riverside Studios 2008) was created in an especially assembled private 'cyberstudio' where geographically dispersed collaborators wrote confessionally and anonymously for 18 months to produce a performance text on the Don Juan archetype. An online masquerade, the project aimed to get under the skin of PC and reveal how the nomadic, priapic, irresponsible seducer lurks in women - and men's - minds. As the company met weekly to write on this theme, the actual erotic of the writing process began to reveal itself, as well the pleasure in cross-dressing at will, being interrupted, merging with others, and getting lost in the 'ballroom' of cyberspace.

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December 6, 2011  

Day Conference at the Tavistock Centre, London on 3rd December 2011 - a four part podcast.

Part 1 of 4: Lisa Appignanesi (Chair) - All About Love &  Introductory Remarks and Bernard Barnett Psychoanalytic Love, Real Love and Love in Anna Karenina.

This conference investigated adult love by bringing together the worlds of psychoanalysis, literature, and performance. The most sublime, exhilarating and painful of emotions, love puzzles the intellect and almost defies description. It motivates the best and worst of us, overwhelming us with the ferocity of its demands, while thwarted love and perverse love are at the heart of much violent behaviour and neurotic suffering.

Psychoanalysis unlocks the mystery of love by tracing its roots to childhood. The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in adult psychotherapy or counselling, and anyone who has ever been in love.

ABSTRACTS

Bernard Barnett In my paper I will discuss the nature of love (and to a lesser extent of hate) and take a fresh look at the psychoanalytic relationship and especially the the paradox of psychoanalytic love. I will draw on the work of Freud, Winnicott, Shakespeare, Hardy and especially Tolstoy and with the use of material from one of my own patients, I will explore a few of the many different kinds of love and arrive at some tentative conclusions.

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