- REFRAMING PSYCHOANALYSIS website launched for the CHASE Psychoanalysis Network
- NEW PATHWAYS: A Psychogeography of Lewes and True Tales from the Old Hill projects launched
- TALKS@MFM – Our new series of recordings of research seminars and masterclasses
- New SEQUENCE on Re/De-Composition: Sampling, Mashups, Remix, Glitch
- Mediático, The Audiovisual Essay and Reframing Activism updates
REFRAME‘s latest round up of open access publications and research website and project launches is given below.
REFRAMING PSYCHOANALYSIS is a focus for research in psychoanalysis across the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). CHASE brings together nine leading institutions engaged in collaborative research activities in the arts and humanities, including an AHRC doctoral training partnership. These are the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex, the Open University, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Birkbeck, University of London and SOAS, University of London.
It is central to the CHASE ethos that serious disciplinary research is interdisciplinary, and should also encourage emerging fields of study and creative practice. CHASE includes a large number of faculty and doctoral researchers and practitioners engaged in psychoanalysis across a range of disciplines and inter-disciplines. Providing a platform for that research, the REFRAMING PSYCHOANALYSIS website engages with emerging forms of study in psychoanalysis, including experiments in new forms of attention and communication. It will benefit in this endeavour from CHASE’s partnerships with leading organisations in the creative and public sectors. Also follow REPSYCHOANALYSE for news updates on Twitter.
Travel writing, like all life writing, is useful, truthful and sometimes beautiful. But in 2015, the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research at the University of Sussex jumped off track to enjoy the beauty of useless travelling and the art that can be made from it. We took to the town of Lewes for these micro-journeys, because Lewes is on our doorstep (the psychogeographer doesn’t need the exotic), because Lewes and its environs are dreamy, odd and old, if only faintly urban. While the town may be well known for its spectacular Bonfire Night revels (psychogeographical in their own way), we—researchers, writers, filmmakers, artists—got outside the guidebooks to play a little with the town, with truth and ourselves too.
We are now delighted to publish the results of this initiative on REFRAME: NEW PATHWAYS: A Psychogeography of Lewes. As a collection of concise written essays, photo essays, films, audio-recordings and ‘mappenings’, the psychogeographical works presented here uncover the usually ignored textures and soundscapes of the environment we traversed.
Also, on 1 December, a offline sister publication to New Pathways was launched: True Tales from the Old Hill, an anthology of life writing published in collaboration with the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research at the University of Sussex. Inspired by Paul Auster’s True Tales of American Life and edited by Rachel Cole and Jeremy Page with Katie Leacock and Sally Willow, the anthology includes more than fifty ‘true tales’ by contributors resident in or near Lewes, many of them – Mikey Cuddihy, Beth Miller, Minoli Salgado and Janet Sutherland among them – familiar names. True Tales from the Old Hill is available post free from The Frogmore Press also at £10.00 per copy.
3. TALKS@MFM – REFRAME presents a new series of video and audio recordings of research presentations and masterclasses held at the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex.
Including: “Gleaning, Détournement and the Compilation Film: Some thoughts on For One More Hour With You / Un’ora Sola Ti Vorrei (Alina Marazzi, 2002)” by LAURA MULVEY (Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck, University of London) October 13th, 2015, [Video Recording] FURTHER DETAILS; “Glass and Game: The Speculative Girl Hero“ by CATHERINE DRISCOLL (Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney) September 30th, 2015. [Video recording] FURTHER DETAILS; and “Explorations in the Dark: How I Told 300 Stories Without a Single Image” by MATT THOMPSON (Director of Rockethouse Productions) October 2015. [Video recording] FURTHER DETAILS.
SEQUENCE Three: Re/De-Composition: Sampling, Mashups, Remix, Glitch offers its readers, and potential interlocutors, space for reflection on the many forms and techniques of recombinatory media and culture. The inaugural contribution to this issue, and to this topic, is by Albertine Fox, a specialist in the later works of that most incorporative of filmmakers, Jean-Luc Godard.
Fox’s essay for SEQUENCE—’”EXTREME STATES: Remixing Cinema, Visual Art and Music in Godard’s Puissance de la parole’ (3.1 )—is an insightful exploration of the French filmmaker’s inventive techniques of fragmentation, decontextualization and recombination in his videographic work from the late 1980s, a period in which, as Fox argues, video came ‘into its own [both for Godard and other artists] as a poetic and interdisciplinary artistic force.’ For Fox, ‘Godard is devoted to the task of fearlessly re-instilling past forms of the image into new technological contexts, while embracing the instantaneousness of the medium’s present tense.’ She posits that in Godard’s version of the practice, ‘[v]ideo mashup is a plural form that thwarts our customary listening and viewing strategies, compelling us to participate in a volatile, arbitrary and indeterminate sense-making process’
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- New Argentine Cinema: Twenty Years On featuring Tamara Famicov
- 15 GREAT POST-1988 MEXICAN FILMS YOU HAVE NOT SEEN BUT DEFINITELY SHOULD (and 20 More to Watch) by Ignacio M. Sanchez
- Found Footage and Film Form In Spanish Gothic and Horror by Ann Davies
- Samosas for Social Change? Food Activism and Media Ecologies by Eva Giraud
- Staying In The Spotlight: Strategically Adaptive Movements by Julian Gottlieb
- “Far From The Official Lights Of Facebook Walls And Pages”: Backstage Activism And The Enduring Significance Of Internal Communicative Dynamics Within Digital Social Movements By Emiliano Treré