• Coming into Being (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Analyst)

    Author(s):
    Sara London (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Psychoanalysis, Performance art, Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939, Psychology, Performance art--Study and teaching
    Item Type:
    Dissertation
    Institution:
    Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
    Tag(s):
    psychotherapy, Freud, Philosophical psychology, Performance studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/sgp6-1a50
    Abstract:
    In an attempt to understand the mysterious definition of the modern psychoanalyst, the identity of the performance artist is compared, contrasted, transposed and transmogrified into the hopeful new notion of a performance analyst. Initially, the history of performance art is explored to establish a solid background in the concept and development of the medium over the ages. These ideas, disparate as they may seem, are then brought into a psychoanalytic context – how does one perform, psychologically or emotionally? Is there a way that one performs in ways that are and aren’t like who they see themselves to be? Finally, and some would argue most importantly, the natural chemistry of these elements, including the philosophical importance of this unlikely combination, is explored. When these two somewhat disparate notions are combined into a sort of performance-art-alytic stew, their intoxicating aromas and subtle flavors simmer into new notes of theoretical importance. Can a psychoanalyst perform, and be authentic? Can a psychoanalyst perform, and have true intimate relationships within the confines of that performance? And can a psychoanalyst perform as themselves?
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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    All Rights Reserved
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