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Get psyched for the Freud Museum’s Festival of the Unconscious

Posted at 8:15 am, June 19, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

Freud's desk © Freud Museum, press 2015
© Freud Museum

Precisely 100 years ago Sigmund Freud published a paper titled ‘The Unconscious’ – y’know, the stuff you think about without thinking about it – which led to the realisation that the unconscious is a key factor in psychoanalysis. In celebration of the centenary of this significant paper, The Freud Museum is launching a three-month festival of talks, performances and exhibits to show how much the unconscious influences our every decision.

Animators from Kingston University have been commissioned to create visuals for the museum, Freud’s old dining room will be taken over by an audio-visual installation by London’s experimental sound-art collective Disinformation, and visitors will be able to take to a shrink’s couch in Freud’s bedroom to contemplate the unconscious. Plus, visitors can participate in a small-scale archaeological dig in Freud’s garden with performance artist Lili Spain or learn about the relationship between freestyle rap and the unconscious from hip hop poet Reveal. Sounds like mind-blowing stuff – and it all kicks of on June 24. Get tickets here.

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