3rd December 2020

Theatres of Disquiet: A Diagnosis of the Baroque – by Murray Smith

If the overlay and clash and contrast of instincts is a topographical question for Freud, then Murray Smith has it here as a graphical one. Smith's own instinct, however, is that the Baroque, in its heightened sensitivity to force, tension and unease, is the 3D paradigm for exposition of the ineffable mysteries of consciousness.
2nd December 2020

Isabel Millar – Philosopher and Psychoanalytic Theorist

Isabel Millar is probably the world’s first virtual public intellectual. Watch this: an Englishwoman on Russian TV, speaking about a French psychoanalyst in Spanish language. That’s as neat a laying out of the cards as you might ever see.
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 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.
25th November 2020

Pleasuring Freud – The event on video

The video in four parts of the whole symposium held on 5th December 2020 with out four speakers : Pippa Goldschmidt, Laura Gonzalez, Isabel Millar and Lorens Holm. Recorded on zoom and uploaded to youtube..
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.