In Conversation with Deborah Levy

‘Occasional Events’ – talks with contemporary artists and their work

7.00 – 9.00pm on Friday 8th June 2018

Draper Hall: Hampton Street junction with Newington Butts (next to the Santander bike stand) SE17 3AN

Whilst the arts and psychoanalytic practices tend to remain distinct, the creative potential that plays between and across them is infinite. These ‘Occasional Events’ are aimed at exploring what contemporary artists and their work have to offer psychoanalytic thinking. In a way that moves beyond the transformation of art into a psychoanalytic frame to a dialogue and the rich contribution this has to offer contemporary culture. Douglas Gill

We are very pleased to announce the writer Deborah Levy will be joining Douglas Gill and Liz Guild to talk about her acclaimed novel Hot Milk, and the writing of it.

In this poetic and savage novel we encounter Sofia, beloved, beheaded, and Rose, the mother she has waited on and for all her life. They have come to torrid Spain in search of a cure. For what?

This is a story of mother-daughter bonds, of ferocious passions, of hypochondria, hysteria and memory, of free and unfree association, of the violence of the unconscious, of the holes and fractures in our lives and the stories we tell, of the power of words, and of medusa stings.  Liz Guild


See FLYER for more details and booking information.