What does Hysteria want from me?
Research output: Contributions to conferences › Paper
Hysteria has had a recent resurgence in cultural production. Often, this has stayed in Dr. Charcot’s Salpêtrière hospital while, medically, hysteria has migrated to the more manageable dissociation, conversion or post-traumatic stress disorders. My performative paper on hysteria asks the question, after Jacques Lacan’s Che Vuoi?, what does it want from me? Hysteria is not a condition; it is a state of being, a sign of an impossible demand. It is a way of knowing, as Georges Didi-Huberman and Lacan argued. By exploring Augustine, Dora, Emmy von N and more modern hysterics such as Sam Taylor Wood’s woman, Winnie Seebohm or real life patients with a hysterical gait, I hope to circle that which is elusive in hysteria, but which also makes it inherently human, ambivalent and conflicted. As the outcome of this struggle is visual, I will draw on artistic examples—from my own production, and that of others.
|Publication status||Published or Performed - 29 Jun 2016|
|Event|| 33rd PsyArt International Conference on Psychology and the Arts - Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France|
Duration: 29 Jun 2016 → 4 Jul 2016
|Conference||33rd PsyArt International Conference on Psychology and the Arts|
|Period||29/06/16 → 4/07/16|