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.