Online Lecture on Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art

Psychoanalyst /Author/musical artist Vanessa Sinclair will be discussig her book  Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation  in an online presentation June 26 @morbidanatomy. The event page says:
This talk, based on her new book, will look at a variety of artists and art forms, ranging from painting and music to poetry, collage, photography, film, performance art and body modification, including modern artists, dadaists, surrealists, noise musicians, beat poets, avant-garde and experimental filmmakers, alternative communities, and contemporary artists working with gender and sexuality, technology, morbidity, death and the unexpected. Through this exploration, Sinclair highlights scansion as a generative process inherent of the act of creation itself.
Here’s an excerpt on Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst from the book’s chapter on Surrealism/ Acéphale:
Her Drawing on imagery that fascinated each of them before their joint collaboration began, the artists often returned to themes of mythical and hybrid creatures, seemingly symbols of transformation. “Horses and birds, both of which had emerged prior to the couple’s meeting, soon became talismans and transitional beings that challenged oppositional terms like male/female, animal/human, mythic/real. They were readily incorporated into both artists’ mythologies of hybridity, androgyny and the surrealist couple; of individual freedom and psychic and physical transformation” (Chadwick, 2017, pp. 66-67).

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