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1st December 2020

Laura Gonzalez – Artist, Writer, Scholar …

Freud aimed at working out the ‘topographical’ aspects of mental processes in Beyond the Pleasure Principle . By ‘topographical’ means, might indeed be the best way to approach the interdisciplinary complexity and irrepressible joie-de-vivre that we see in Professor Laura Gonzalez’ work
1st December 2020

La Cravate donc etait un Obstacle…

And what a tie! If you want to see the Symbolic Order in action then here’s Jacques Lacan fiddling with his decorative apparatus at the Catholic University of Louvain in 1972.
30th November 2020

Pleasuring Freud – A week long festival of talks, films, texts and discussions

2020 marks 100 years since the publication of Sigmund Freud’s landmark text Beyond the Pleasure Principle.The publication of this work marked a significant moment in the development of his theoretical development, it is within these pages that Freud formulated the dialectic between Eros and Thanatos within the human psyche.
28th November 2020

Beyond the Pleasure Principle – The Text

The publication of Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle seemed to represent a sinister turn from his views of mental processes as dominated by the Pleasure Principle to the overall domination of the Death Drive.
24th November 2020

Elke Finkenauer

Elke Finkenauer is a New Zealand/German artist based in Glasgow. She works in object-making, drawing, printmaking and text. Finkenauer’s practice is motivated by behaviours people adopt to navigate systems and structures that contain them (such as markets, social situations, work environments, and relationships).
20th November 2020

Cabaret Voltaire
-Shadow of Fear
by Neil Cooper

In an exceptional article for the Drouth, Neil Cooper writes to mark the release of Shadow of Fear, the first new album from Cabaret Voltaire for twenty years. The piece is exceptional in its musical profile for The Drouth, its exceptional in its extraordinary length, and also in its personal take on a rock story from Cooper.
16th November 2020

A Balkan Journey by John McDougall

The tragedy in Sarajevo was a lesson for the people of every country, nation, land, city. The Balkans have been a crucible for the question of European peace and unity in the midst of ethnic and political struggle for centuries...
9th November 2020

Spitfire Britain and the Zombie Union by Scott Hames

Can the kingdom still be united if there’s no unionism in the union? And was ‘Unionism’ simply the most charming and esoteric of checks and balances on the ‘union’? It may all seem abstruse now, but Scott Hames sees us hurtling through an absurdly persistent pragmaticism towards a constitutional car crash.
27th October 2020

A Sanctuary for Furies
by Tor Scott

Historically the marginal realm of the feminine, the home for women artists was not always the mere prison of patriarchy. Tor Scott introduces the surrealist women who rendered the domestic sphere as visionary spaces for alchemy and transformation.