Across the full range of arts, works converge around the desire of a body, be it that of the artist, that of the audience, or that of the artistic process/work itself. At this unique colloquium, leading artists from the fields of music, dance, visual arts and the written and spoken word, along with distinguished Lacanian psychoanalysts, will explore the relationship between desire and creativity.
This two-day program (Friday evening and Saturday) will consist of three panel discussions, each with four panelists, and each devoted to a particular theme.
Desire and Body: An Exploration of Commonalities and Differences across Paradigms
An intersection of perspectives on the body, desire, subjectivity, and “the other”
Part Two: The Artist and Her Other
The role(s) of the body in relationships between artists and the audience/reader/viewer
Part Three: Psychoanalysis and the Artist
Aiding artists suffering from a temporary block in creativity
Confirmed Participants include psychoanalysts from New York (Paola Mieli), France (Jean-Michel Vives and Tamara Landau), Brazil (Denise Maurano), and Toronto (David Dorenbaum, Mavis Himes) as well as Canadian artists from the fields of music (Norbert Palej and Russell Hartenberger), dance (Peggy Baker and Susanna Hood), visual arts (Mimi Gellman and Lyn Carter), and theatre (Clare Coulter, Marc Tellez, Ker Wells, and Bruce Barton).
The symposium will conclude with a work-in-progress showing of the performance Swimmer (68), followed by a talkback with co-creators Ker Wells and Bruce Barton. A closing reception will follow.
Held at the Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada
November 6,7, 2009
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