SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARCHIVE IS A SERIES OF EVENING SALONS THAT EXPLORE THE LINKS BETWEEN CINEMA AND PSYCHOANALYSIS. THE SCREENING SERIES HAS BEEN ORGANISED TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS.
Speakers: Karen Cross & Lesley Caldwell
Cinema has long been fascinated with the figure of the child as an emblem of human nature. Like psychoanalysis, film opens up enchanting, sometimes haunting, spaces for self-exploration, and childhood is a common trope of cinematic narrative. Focusing on examples from the popular Toy Story cycle of films and from Italian neo-realism, this salon invites reflection on the multifarious ways that cinema screens childhood. Dr Karen Cross will discuss the importance of play and the inner world of the child in Toy Story, exploring the dynamics of fear, guilt and loss on show. Prof Lesley Caldwell will show how Bicycle Thieves and The Stolen Children reveal the power of cultural representations of children in shaping webs of meaning for adults who seek both to know and not know themselves. The cinema as a profoundly psychological space of experience will also be revealed through selected clips from films that explore the theme of childhood to prompt audience discussion.
- SCREENING WOMEN, May 23rd
- ALL ABOUT.... ALMODOVAR, September 11th
-CRIMINAL MINDS, December 11th
-FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, TBC
-INTIMACY AND THE DIGITAL AGE, TBC
112A Shirland Rd
Byron House, 112A Shirland Rd
London, London W92BT-W92BT
|OFFER - Total cost for 6 salon sessions ( Screening Childhood, Screening Women, All About...Almodovar, Criminal Minds, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Intimacy and the Digital Age)||£ 72.00|