Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker and Renate Ferro
Freud Museum, London
21 September 2012 – 18 November 2012
Wed – Sun 12.00-17.00
20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX
Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker, Sissi Outside, 2011
Using a combination of videos and installations dispersed throughout the Freud Museum, Saying It attempts to alter predominant categories of presentation, spatialising the temporal process of both video and psychoanalysis. The exhibition, curated by Joanne Morra, is an experiment in audio-visual storytelling where each visitor is immersed in a psychoanalytic process and can infer his or her own meaning. The exhibition thus offers experiences both familiar and unfamiliar to the viewer: a psychoanalytic experience led by works of art, their narratives, revelations, repetitions, and short-circuiting.
Saying It presents a mise-en-scène of the practice of psychoanalysis through Renate Ferro’s 4-part installation entitled Mining Memory, which ‘mines’ ordinary objects as a means of working-through personal memory and disclosure, and Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker’s video works, which present the individual case of Sissi, a woman in her thirties who was diagnosed schizophrenic as a teenager and has been institutionalised ever since.
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