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Open Day: Lacanian Psychoanalysis on the Street

Berlin
Hobrechtstrasse 66, Vorderhaus EG Berlin, 12047
Art
Psychoanalysis
Sexuality

Description

Have you always wanted to know more about Jacques Lacan and psychoanalysis but haven’t found the right company?

We are a group of individuals coming from diverse scientific, artistic, and cultural backgrounds sharing an affinity for the work of Jacques Lacan. Our work together in the last year has inspired us to expand our circle and open our doors. We would like to invite you to get to know us, enjoy good music and wine, and take part in a dialogue about Lacanian psychoanalysis on the street.

In our Lacan Guided Reading Group at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin, we have explored the concept of the “lamella.” The work on this topic had inspired us to organize an open day in which we will host an exhibition and launch our Lacanian fanzine, both titled Lamella.

Join us on the 25th of May between 16:00 and 22:00h at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin.

Program
16:00h - Opening of Lamella exhibition (by Aghi)
18:00h - Informal meeting with the members of the Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB)
19:00h - Short talk: Finding Your Way in Lacan
20:00h - Lamella fanzine launch: Open Discussion
21:00h - Talk with artist Aghi
22:00h - Closing doors

The concept of lamella
The “lamella” is a mythical depiction of the Freudian “libido” conceived by Jacques Lacan. The myth of the lamella portrays libido as an uncanny disembodied organ, shed by the living being at the moment of sexual reproduction. It is an organ, since it is an instrument of the organism. However, it is an “unreal” organ, lacking mass or substance, an indefinitely malleable and indestructible surface that perpetually traverses the body’s instincts of survival.

Exhibition 
Inspired by the group’s work on the “lamella”, visual artist Aghi has chosen to further investigate the excessive nature of this disembodied organ in the urban landscape. On several excursions, Aghi explored urban landscapes of discarded matter, trying to capture possible manifestations of the “lamella.”
Aghi is a visual artist who explores the relationship between photography, poetry and psychology. His publications appeared in several international magazines and he had two solo exhibitions in Milan and Rome. More of Aghi on https://www.aghi.es

Fanzine
The Lamella fanzine is a quarterly publication bringing together the work of the members of the Lacan Guided Reading Group and Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB). The fanzine embodies fabrications, ruminations, critiques and conclusions revolving around the group’s work on the subject of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It will be available in a limited amount of copies distributed on the day of the event.

Lacanian Affinities Berlin
Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB) is a group composed of many individuals with an affinity for the work of Jacques Lacan coming from a plurality of backgrounds and cultural origins. The group was formed in Stillpoint Spaces Berlin, and its many ventures include: academic seminars, workshops, artistic projects, community events, and more.
The group was founded by Leon Brenner, a teacher and a scholar specializing in the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis, contemporary French philosophy and autism theory. He is currently engaged in several scholarly and artistic projects in Berlin and is a resident instructor at Stillpoint Spaces. More of Leon Brenner in his blog: http://leonbrenner.com/

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