Psyche & Muse: Creative Entanglements with the Science of the Soul


Exhibition Reviews

Finding a ‘Muse’ at the Beinecke, Yale Daily News, Tuesday, February 1, 2011

“Psyche” pits ego vs. id, Yale Daily News, Friday, February 4, 2011

“Dial-A-Muse” Debuts At Yale, BookTryst, Friday, February 18, 2011

Oedipal Objects – ‘Psyche & Muse’ at Yale may be the mother of all artistic obsessions, New Haven Register, Sunday, February 20, 2011

Image: The Royal Road to the Unconscious, a project by Simon Morris; in a collaboration with Howard Britton, Maurizio Cogliandro, Daniel Jackson, Dallas Seitz, York, England: Information as Material, [2003?].

A description of the project: “In January 2003, eighty-three students from York College cut out every word from Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams and as every word was cut from its sentence it was spoken. On 1st June 2003, the artist Simon Morris threw the words out of the window of a Renault Clio on Redbridge Road, Dorset. The action freed the words from the structural unity of Freud’s text as it subjected them to an aleatory moment. Maurizio Cogliandro and Dallas Seitz documented the action as 333,960 words erupted from the window of the car. Dr Howard Britton, a psychoanalyst, directed them to any slippages or eruptions of the real that occurred in the reconfigured text” –from the Publisher

Watch: Simon Morris, “The Aleatory Moment,” The Royal Road to the Unconscious, 2003

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February 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

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