Rendering Unconscious episode 242.
Emmalea Russo is a writer and astrologer. Her poetry and writings on film and visual art have appeared in many venues including Artforum, BOMB, Granta, Compact, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the author of several books of poetry, most recently Confetti (2022). Emmalea regularly teaches classes independently on poetry, cinema, and the occult. She has also taught a range of courses at institutions such as Northeastern University, Global Center for Advanced Studies, The Home School, Saint Peter’s University, Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy, Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, and elsewhere. Her website is emmalearusso.com Follow her at Instagram.
ALCHEMY OF THE WORD is a new and ongoing project and the culmination of years of research. It takes the form of 4 video recordings on the seven original planets and their corresponding metals and alchemical processes through the lens of the creative process. Music by CONTAIN. Sources include ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance alchemists and philosophers (Paracelsus, Basil Valentine, Nicolas Flamel) major western alchemical manuscripts (Rosarium Philosophorum, Donum Dei, Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine, Splendor Solis) as well as artists, writers, poets, and astrologers including Carl Jung, Julia Kristeva, Demetra George, Liz Greene, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Albrecht Durer, Anne Carson, Remedios Varo, and Leonora Carrington.
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Join us Sunday, May 14th at Morbid Anatomy Museum online via zoom for The Uncanny in Cinema: Ingmar Bergman’s Hour of the Wolf (1968), An Illustrated Online Lecture with Carl Abrahamsson
Beginning September 10th we have a four week course online via zoom via Morbid Anatomy Museum: Harnessing the Magic and Creative Power of the Cut-up Method a la William Burroughs, David Bowie, Genesis P-Orridge, Led by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson
Mentioned in this episode:
The Lords and the New Creatures by Jim Morrison
The Third Mind by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs
Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia by Julia Kristeva
The Dream and the Underworld by James Hillman
Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works with people internationally.
Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2021) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).
And is the editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (Routledge, 2023), Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019), Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2019) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart Books, 2017) and The Fenris Wolf vol 11 (Trapart Books, 2022) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.
Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.
All music at Swedish independent record label Highbrow Lowlife Bandcamp page is name your price. Enjoy!
Also available streaming at Spotify and other streaming services.
Image: ALCHEMY OF THE WORD