Event Thu Sep. 15, 2022, 6.30 pm

The Tenderness of the Cut

Lecture by Vanessa Sinclair

When we take the time to create a piece of artwork – or attend a psychoanalytic session – we exit our day-to-day program. This cut from our daily narrative opens a gap: a space we may utilize to invent ourselves the way we wish to be, rather than accepting the standards of social conditioning transmitted via our parents, culture, and society. The space created creates a tender, liminal space so when we re-enter the scene, returning to the everyday, we've created room for something new to transpire.

Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works internationally. Dr. Sinclair is Senior Research Fellow at Global Centre for Advanced Studies (GCAS) – Dublin, a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis – New York, and the host of Rendering Unconscious Podcast. Her most recent books include Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020), The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), and Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Elisabeth Punzi. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: A Freudian-Lacanian Lens is forthcoming from Routledge, autumn 2022. www.drvanessasinclair.net

The lecture will be in English.

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