Bracha L. Ettinger Lecture

The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, co-sponsored by the UCD Humanities Institute, Presents
A Public Lecture with Artist and Psychoanalyst Bracha L. Ettinger

The Auditorium, UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
Friday 23 March 2012 @ 6.45-9.30 pm

The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy present a talk by Israeli artist, philosopher and psychoanalyst, Bracha L. Ettinger.

Bracha L. Ettinger is an internationally-renowned artist, working mainly in oil painting, drawing, photography and notebooks. She has exhibited her work in a large number of places around the world, including Barcelona, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Turku, London, Paris, Berlin and New York. She is also a philosopher, psychoanalyst and senior clinical psychologist. She works between Paris and Tel Aviv. This lecture provides an opportunity to see samples of her art and hear her speak about her art practice and how it both informs and is influenced by her psychoanalytic work.

‘Bracha Ettinger invites us to consider aspects of subjectivity as encounter occurring at shared borderspaces between several partial-subjects, never entirely fused nor totally lost, but sharing and processing, within difference, elements of each unknown other. This is to be stressed: the encounter is between unknown elements. Here we might find ways to think not only subjectivity in this abstracted theoretical form, but aesthetic encounters of viewers and art works, and also ethical and political relations between strange, foreign, irreducible elements of otherness in our encounters with human and even non-human events in the world’ (Griselda Pollock, ‘Thinking the Feminine: Aesthetic Practice as Introduction to Bracha Ettinger and the Concepts of Matrix and Metramorphosis’ in Theory, Culture & Society 21.5 (2004): 7.

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