Asociación Costarricense para la Investigación y Estudio del psicoanálisis
April 2020 Seminar and Lectures series, postponed by Covid.
Freud Museum Vienna.
Special lecture postponed to June 2021
APRIL 21, 2016
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in Conversation with Patricia Gherovici
Cover Image: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. Photo: Anahita Hekmat
Part of Exhibition-Related, in Discussions
Join us for a conversation between artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and psychoanalyst Patricia Gherovici on feminist utopias, the possibility of developing new languages to describe ourselves, and psychoanalysis’s role in propelling and undermining strategies of resistance. Organized on the occasion of “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign,” the conversation will take Santiago Muñoz’s presentation at the New Museum as a jumping-off point for discussion.
In “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign,” an exhibition and residency organized by the Department of Education and Public Engagement as part of its R&D Season:LEGACY, Santiago Muñoz premieres the new three-channel video That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops (2016). The video’s three parts are titled as a sequence:One/Song, Two/Strategy, and Three/Signs. The footage emerged from years of contact between Santiago Muñoz and a group of women, and each channel corresponds loosely to a different theme in Monique Wittig’s 1969 novel Les Guérillères, which describes a world where the patriarchy has fallen after a bloody war between the sexes. Like Les Guérillères, the video closely follows the sensorial and material worlds of the women and imagines a post-patriarchal future. Unlike the characters in Wittig’s novel, however, the women portrayed in Santiago Muñoz’s videos are real, and the story is rooted in the specific place and time that they inhabit—including Caribbean cities, bankrupted states, and coastal towns.
Santiago Muñoz’s presentation at the New Museum also features a set of commissioned masks as well as the silent 16mm film Black Beach/Horse/Camp/The Dead/Forces (2016), which weaves together portraits of those living in Vieques, Puerto Rico—the site of a bombing range used by the US Navy for sixty years. Together, the film, three-channel video, and masks in “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign” serve as testaments to the individuals who forge their own terms for how to live, remember, and advance their own evolving histories.
Patricia Gherovici is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is currently Senior Member, Analyst, Supervisor, and Faculty at Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association New York, and Cofounder and Director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press, 2003), which won the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, and Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge, 2010). Gherovici also has contributed toLacan and Addiction: An Anthology (Karnac, 2011) and The Literary Lacan: From Literature to ‘Lituraterre’ and Beyond (Seagull Books, University of Chicago Press, 2013). She recently published a new collection with Manya Steinkoler, titled Lacan On Madness: Madness, Yes You Can’t (Routledge, 2015). Also with Steinkoler, she is currently coeditingPsychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Gherovici’s new book Psychoanalysis Needs a Sex Change: Lacanian Approaches to Sexual and Social Difference will be published by Routledge in 2016.
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she currently lives and works. Her recent exhibitions include “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors,” Pérez Art Museum Miami (2016); “Ce qui ne sert pas s’oublie (what is not used is forgotten),” CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2015); “La Cabeza Mató a Todos,” TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica (2014); “MATRULLA,” Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City (2014); “Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today,” the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); “Post-Military Cinema,” Transmission Gallery, Glasgow International (2014); “The Black Cave,” Gasworks, London (2013); “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz / Trinh T Minh-Ha / Gregorio Rocha,” Tate Modern, London (2013); “Ensayos de Geopoética,” Mercosul Biennial VII (2011); and “Capp Street Project: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz,” CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2008).
Santiago Muñoz is also a cofounder of Beta-Local, an arts organization in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Director of Sessions, a series of intensive seminars anchored in the specific geography, emerging art practices, and sociopolitical conditions of Puerto Rico. Santiago Muñoz is a 2015 Creative Capital Visual Arts award grantee.
A seminar on The Natural featuring Jamieson Webster, Mark Sanders, and Patricia Gherovici.
Seminar: The Natural with Vanessa Place
Wednesday, September 30 - 7-8pm
David Lewis Gallery: 88 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002
$5 - RSVP required
* Free for ISSUE All-Access Members
Vanessa Place, ISSUE Project Room, and David Lewis Gallery invite you to a seminar on The Natural, featuring Jamieson Webster, Mark Sanders, and Patricia Gherovici.
Vanessa Place will act as interlocutor, Cassie Seltman as moderator.
This seminar is the first in In Authenticity, a series of invitation-only, private seminars concerning variations on its themes. Future seminars will consider The Imposter, The Echo, The Speaker, The Dummy, and the Ventriloquist.
Each seminar will begin with the participants giving a brief description of their work around the topic, followed by a conversation between participants and audience. The theme is a prompt, the seminar a discursive experiment. All present are encouraged to consider the event exploratory, as in surgery.
Patricia Gherovici is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She has written The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010), Lacan On Madness: Madness, Yes You Can't (with Manya Steinkoler, Routledge, 2015). She is currently co-editingLacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (with Manya Steinkoler, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Her new book Psychoanalysis Needs a Sex Change: Lacanian Approaches to Sexual and Social Difference is forthcoming.
Mark Sanders teaches Comparative Literature at New York University. His most recent book is Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa.
Jameison Webster is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is the author of The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Karnac Books, 2011) and a co-author of Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine (Pantheon, 2013). She has written forCabinet Magazine, the Guardian, the New York Times, Playboy, and the Times Literary Supplement, as well as contributing clinical and theoretical articles to many psychoanalytic publications.
Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform as part of the Whitney Biennial; a content advisory was posted. Place also works as a critic and criminal defense attorney specializing in sex crimes.
Cassie Seltman is studying psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalytic Training And Research in New York City. She graduated Bard College with a degree in written arts, and published Palimpsest: Down in 2014 with inpatient press. She has critical work forthcoming in The LA Review of Books.
Tue, Sep 29
Mark Fell, David Bird, Sam Pluta: Yarn/Wire/Currents
Oct 1 & 2
Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda
Tue, Oct 6
Mon, Oct 12
Artist-In-Residence: Kim Brandt
Tue, Oct 13
Founded in 2003, ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering nonprofit performance center, presenting projects by more than 200 interdisciplinary artists each year that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community. ISSUE serves as a leading cultural incubator, facilitating the commission and premiere of more than 25 innovative new works each year.
THE PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING INSTITUTE
THE CONTEMPORARY FREUDIAN SOCIETY
"Changing Sex, Changing Psychoanalysis”
Patricia Gherovici, PhD
Friday, September 18, 2015
8:00 – 10:00pm
I take as my point of departure the dawn of psychoanalysis: hysteric patients presented somatic problems for which traditional medicine could give no answer; this led Freud to invent a new mode of treatment. For Freud it meant postulating the existence of the unconscious. The hysterics’ symptoms all revealed a sexual origin. At the same period, leading sexologists and pioneer activists like Magnus Hirshfeld worked closely to Freud, which seemed to promise a fruitful collaboration between the fields. Unhappily prejudice prevented this collaboration, and sexology and psychoanalysis took divergent, even opposed paths. Despite these tensions, transsexualism has remained closely connected to psychoanalysis. Historically, psychoanalysts have taken a normative position by reading transsexuality as a sign of pathology. Nothing could be further away from what one learns in the clinic about sexuality. The transgender experience both reorients psychoanalytic practice and reframes debates about gender and sexuality. This workshop will explore inbuilt prejudice that obfuscates clinical efficacy. This program will expose participants to new clinical modalities to approach sexual and social difference. Clinical vignettes will help participants see the practical dimension of the presentation’s claims.
Patricia Gherovici, PhD is a licensed psychoanalyst. She is an analytic supervisor, senior member, and faculty at Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association New York and co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize and Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010). Most recently, she has contributed to Lacan and Addiction: An Anthology (Karnac: 2011) and The Literary Lacan: From Literature to 'Lituraterre' and Beyond (Seagull Books, University of Chicago Press 2013). She has just published a new collection (with Manya Steinkoler) Lacan On Madness: Madness, Yes You Can't ( Routledge, 2015). She is currently co-editing with Manya Steinkoler Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Her new book Psychoanalysis Needs a Sex Change: Lacanian Approaches to Sexual and Social Difference is forthcoming by Routledge.
At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
- Assess the controversial, yet central role played by psychoanalysis in the history of transsexualism.
- Challenge the idea that transgenderism is always a pathology.
- List examples of instances of “gender trouble” and provide practical responses and strategies from a psychoanalytic clinical point of view to address the specific needs of minority patients, those segregated by language, sex, gender, race, and/or income.
- Modify the approach often adopted by psychoanalysis in regard to sex change practices, as well as to minority patients by identifying and criticizing inbuilt prejudices in the therapeutic relation.
- Contribute to a more fruitful use of psychoanalysis when dealing with sexual non-conformity.
- Apply an innovative framework for treating difference – sexual and social.
The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087. Contact Hours are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed evaluation form. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking Contact Hours to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 2 Contact Hours.
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Madison Avenue @ 100th Street, NYC
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Das Unbehagen Presents: Experiments with Clinical Case Presentations.
MURIEL DIMEN, PATRICIA GHEROVICI, DAVID LICHTENSTEIN
Sat, January 10, 2pm – 4pm
80 Fifth Avenue, Room G529 (map)
DescriptionEvent No. 1: “WITHOUT HISTORY” The case presentation presents in microcosm central forces that are always at play in our training and professional lives: the complexities of intersubjectivity, group dynamics inflected by power, and unconscious communication. However, the effects of these forces are often hidden by the conventional structure of the case presentation. A group of Unbehagen members is designing a series of events that will alter the formal structure of the case presentation, with the aim of capturing these forces at play. For this first event, three analysts— Muriel Dimen, Patricia Gherovici, and David Lichtenstein— will present the same case based on process material from a treatment conducted by another, anonymous analyst. This event will explore the unfolding of the individual clinician’s process of sense making when working with clinical material without the usual orienting framework: case history. This experiment aims to shed light on aspects of the complex, often obscured relationship between the patient, the individual clinician, and theory. We will also look at the effects of group dynamics on the case presentation experience and the question of whether case presentations can implicitly transmit essential aspects of the case, beyond what is explicitly intended by any individual presenter.
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