Abraham Brody – Special Guest at the January 31st Forum

In Soul Alchemy Abraham Brody will guide the public into different formations, inviting them to interact with each other and himself, experiencing his improvisations both as a collective and as individuals. 

The public will be asked to remain silent during the performance, but is very much encouraged to engage with Abraham Brody as much as possible.

London-based Abraham Brody is a performer who breaks the boundaries between performance art, classical, folk, and contemporary music. As a collaborator with renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic, he recently premiered a 6-hour version of his performance ‘The Violinist is Present’ at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. He brings the violin into the genre of performance art as a means to deepen contact between performer and public. 
He has performed internationally in venues such as London’s Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Prague Smetana Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, He has premiered works by Lithuanian Rūta Vitkauskaitė at the Kristupo Festival in Vilnius, and as violinist and a dancer with Sasha Siem in the London Royal Opera House premiere of her song cycle ‘Most of the Boys.
He unites cultures and audiences through music, collaborating regularly with folk musicians from the Baltics, and other regions. 
Upcoming projects include a residency at Vartai Gallery Vilnius, Performances in Latvia and Estonia, Budapest, London, Norway, and Iceland.
Read the review of Abraham’s public performance here

Hanna Segal Memorial Conference

The Hanna Segal Memorial Conference is now available to download. Click here to view the trailer and make the download.

Hanna Segal (1918-2011) was one of the most eminent psychoanalysts of her generation. Her achievement has been celebrated all over the world and her work has been translated into numerous languages. Apart from being the foremost exponent of the work of Melanie Klein, she made fundamental contributions to psychoanalytic theory and practice, which include her work on symbolic function, creativity and aesthetics and her contributions to the understanding of the theoretical and clinical implications of the human urge to destroy. She was one of the very few psychoanalysts to maintain, throughout her life, a deep political engagement and made seminal contributions to the understanding of socio-political political processes, uniquely combining her understanding of very primitive layers of the mind with an acute political sensitivity.

The 2013 Memorial Conference was a celebration of a career spanning several decades and part of the Centenary of the British Psychoanalytic Society Celebration. Contributors included: David Bell, Geoffrey Baruch, Irma Brenman-Pick, Ron Britton, Donald Campbell, Égle Laufer, Jean-Michel Quinodoz, Vic Sedlak, Ignes Sodre, John Steiner, Riccardo Steiner, and Sally Weintrobe.

Are Words Overrated? Next Forum on January 31st

The talk on 31st January 2015 is presented by Abraham Brody. Thinking about maternal reverie and the non-verbal nature of transference, we’ll be asking ‘is the spoken word overrated?’. During the session Abraham will invite members of the group to sit in front of him, one at a time, as he creates musical improvisations based on what he sees in their eyes.

To get a flavour of Abraham‘s work and the session, please watch his video here:

The forum will be held from 10.45am-12.30pm on Saturday 31st January 2015 at the Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty’s Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1QW.

To book a place please contact: saturdayforensicforum@gmail.com

Price: £10