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Solitary Pleasures

04/18/2018 - 05/13/2018

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Curated by Dr. Marquard Smith
Solitary Pleasures
Sigmund Freud famously described masturbation as the first or ‘primal’ addiction. Solitary Pleasures interrogates and investigates masturbation, and the eroticism, desire, and gratification associated with it, not just as an isolated or solitary ‘vice’, but as a pleasure that’s mutual; shared between couples, lovers, and strangers in ways that redefine desire and eroticism´s possibilities.

The exhibition includes work by Shannon Bell, VALIE EXPORT, Chantal Faust, Antony Gormley, Jordan McKenzie, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Emma Talbot, and Michelle Williams Gamaker. Together, they tell the human story, both ancient and modern, of our complex sexual, erotic, and intimate encounters with ourselves and others by way of masturbation as an all-inclusive - gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual, trans, queer, + - practice.

Solitary Pleasures challenges social taboos and contributes to the arts, sex education, and sexual health and wellbeing agenda by generating original, wide-ranging dialogues on this topic central to gender, sexuality, eroticism and mental health.

Upcoming EFPP-Conference on the topic: The Challenge of Social Traumata - The Inner Worlds of Outer Realities

05/10/2018 09:00 - 05/13/2018 17:30

open to public
Organizer: EFPP - European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy /Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia / Group Analytic Society Belgrade
Venue: Metropol Palace
Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 69
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
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The theme of the conference
"The Challenge of Social Traumata – Inner Worlds of Outer Realities"

was chosen in the light of recent events that have shed a new perspective on our everyday life, such as massive demographic changes as a result of wars in the Middle East, terrorist attacks that have become more common than ever, as well as growing economic concerns have significantly transformed our outer reality. But as these changes induce significant disturbances in the external environment, they undoubtedly cause profound trauma on both individual and societal levels.

By bringing together psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, group analysts, as well as students/trainees from all over the world, this conference is a rather unique opportunity to not only share and discuss, but also try to perceive how these events shape the lives of our patients, as well as our own. As Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, we "digest" certain aspects of these realities through individuals and groups we work with, while living in those realities at the same time. With a sense of honor and gratitude, we are happy to announce that some of the leading experts in these fields will participate as key speakers - Salman Akhtar, Ulrich Schultz-Venrath, Stephen Frosh, Morris Nitsun, Julian Lousada and Ivanka Dunjic.

As the magnitude of social trauma increases, we must find ways to cope with tremendous amounts of pain and suffering, both as individuals and as a society. How should we approach this uncertain reality that we are all a part of? Must we find ways to adapt, or perhaps evolve in some way in order to work through these difficult challenges?

Through Discussion groups, Small experiential groups, the Large group, Subplenaries, Workshops, Social dreaming matrix and Panel Lectures, we will explore our inner and outer worlds in a city that has been desecrated and rebuilt numerous times throughout its long and painful history. A city that endured substantial cultural and economic transformations, as well as bombing on numerous occasions, the last one being less than 20 years ago, is now evolving into a modern metropolis, despite its turbulent past and trauma that resides in its citizens. Perhaps it is a good place to continue our search.

The main venue will be the recently renovated “Metropol Palace” Hotel, originally built more than 50 years ago as a conference venue. It is situated next to one of the most renowned city parks, Tasmajdan, and is located within walking distance from the city centre. Facilities of the Belgrade University – the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Technical Sciences, as well as the University Library, are in close proximity to the Hotel and will be used as additional venues. The official language of the conference will be English, and all additional information will be available through future announcements, as well as the conference website – www.efpp-belgrade2018.com

Lacan, Foucault, Deleuze and Structuralism

05/10/2018 10:00

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Day Course
As Lacan once observed, structuralism is a ‘bizarre label’ and ‘a term that undoubtedly none of those who are its key players assumes’. It was stuck on their back ‘without consent’ but they now find themselves inevitably ‘affected’ by it.

In this one-day intensive course we will compare and contrast Lacan’s, Foucault’s, and Deleuze’s diverging treatment of structuralism. In spite of their reluctant involvement with this orientation, and at times openly distancing themselves from it, they all consider it to be crucial in terms of its problematization of the notions of subject, man, discourse, difference, knowledge, signification, and science. All in all, ‘serious’ structuralism – as distinct from media-driven structuralist platitudes – effectively challenges traditional philosophy as an idealistic Weltanschauung. In Foucault’s eloquent words, structuralism is a philosophy that no longer claims to predicate what ‘exists eternally’ but rather focuses on ‘what is today’.

We will begin by investigating what Lacan specifically says about structuralism and how his approach to structure as inextricable from the subject may be better grasped, following Milner, in terms of hyper-structuralism. We will then closely consider Foucault’s attempt at ‘analysing in terms of structure the birth of structuralism itself’, and the way in which this analysis revolving around the ‘death of man’ later leads him to elaborate an anti-humanist ‘death of structure’ (strongly criticised by Lacan) along with a hostile stance towards psychoanalysis. Finally, we will discuss Lacan’s and Foucault’s conflicting understanding of structure in the light of the precise criteria Deleuze sets out to identify structuralism in his seminal 1967 essay ‘How Do We Recognize Structuralism?’.

This one-day course will be followed later in the year by a one-day course on Lacan’s, Foucault’s, and Deleuze’s discussion of aesthetics with specific regard to the gaze and the baroque (30th September).



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