'PROJECTIONS: Andrei Tarkovsky's metaphysical dream zone' Seven week evening course - in partnership

The new PROJECTIONS series by Mary Wild in partnership with Cygnnet Publishing, is a 7-week course dedicated to the exploration of Tarkovsky’s acclaimed filmography, providing a platform for interactive engagement with one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema. Almost every Tarkovskian frame is hyper-significant and dense with meaning; so psychoanalysis will serve a vital function, facilitating a multitude of interpretations and searching for possibilities in “dream rooms” through which Tarkovsky moved with great ease. Memories, attachment, alienation, identity, nostalgia, conflict, transcendence and the uncanny are some of the concepts that will foster a deeper understanding of the Russian master’s uniquely captivating vision. Through a combination of group discussion and an appreciation of Tarkovsky’s theoretical perspective, we will attempt to reassess and become aware of our unconscious connection to these notoriously challenging works of art – a practice that is not dissimilar to the psychoanalytic tradition itself. Full filmography (advance viewing is optional, select scenes will be shown during weekly sessions): Week 1 – Ivan's Childhood (1962): an orphan boy’s experiences during World War II Week 2 – Andrei Rublev (1966): the life, times and afflictions of 15th-century Russian icon painter Week 3 – Solaris (1972): mysterious phenomena taking place aboard a space station orbiting a fictional planet Week 4 – Mirror (1975): dying man remembers his childhood, mother and recent Russian history Week 5 – Stalker (1979): guide leads two men through the Zone to find a room that grants wishes Week 6 – Nostalghia (1983): poet travels through Italy researching the life of 18th-century Russian composer Week 7 – The Sacrifice (1986): middle-aged intellectual bargains with God to stop impending nuclear holocaust PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary - the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.
Full course: £110/£80 concessions/Friends of the Freud Museum Per session: £18/£14 concessions/Friends of the Freud Museum


Source: http://www.culture24.org.uk/se000274?id=EVENT539722

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