Wednesday 5th October 2016: Exeter Poetry Festival third night with South Africans Eliza Kentridge and Mark Solms
Wednesday 5th October
Venue: The Devon and Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close, Exeter,Devon EX1 1EZ
Admission: £8 (£6 concessions) from Exeter Phoenix Box Office or on the door
Freud famously declared that artists retain their infantile fantasies to an unusual degree. In effect, he argued that they are more narcissistic and less reconciled to reality than non-artists. Does this theory hold water? Psychoanalyst Mark Solms will address the question in dialogue with poet and artist Eliza Kentridge , using her as a sort of ‘case example’.
Image courtesy Mark Solms
Mark Solms is Director of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the British, American and South African Psychoanalytical Associations, and has won many awards, including the Sigourney Prize. He has published over 300 articles and six books. He is editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and the Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).
Image courtesy Eliza Kentridge
Eliza Kentridge was born in Johannesburg in 1962. She moved to England in the late 1980s and has lived in Essex for the past 25 years. She is an artist who works in many media, though she is primarily known for her stitched drawings and applique flags. Her literary leanings, evident since childhood, now result in her first book of poetry: Signs For An Exhibition.
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