Episode 202 of Rendering Unconscious Podcast.

Alkistis Dimech presents “The Occulted Body” from the first Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London, 2016. Collected papers from the conference can be found in The Fenris Wolf 9 edited by Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson. Visit psychartcult.org for more information.

Alkistis Dimech is a writer and artist – working principally with dance and the body. Her practice is grounded in butô (dark dance), exploring the occulted dimensions of the body, its subtle anatomy and sexuality as an archaeology of the flesh – drawing from the esoteric and phenomenological traditions – and seeks to unfold a process and techne of bodily spiritual transformation. With Peter Grey, she is the co-founder of Scarlet Imprint. Selected works from 2008 to 2018 are documented in The Brazen Vessel.

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society


In light of Wade versus Roe in the USA and attempts to curtail abortion rights for anyone with a uterus in several countries around the world, often characterised by an authoritarian and theocratic backlash on liberalism, PCS is inviting short pithy reflections on women’s bodies, reproductive rights and self-determination in the current socio-political climate. 

We are interested to hear from activists, academics, artists and psychotherapists of different generations. We welcome submissions of up to a 1000 words, including prose, poems and original artwork. All submitted works must have an explicit psychoanalytic component. 

Please submit to PCS, Counterpace section, by the 15th of September 2022. We aim to publish the responses in the first issue of 2023. 

Lara Sheehi: drlarasheehi@gmail.com

Angie Voela: a.voela@uel.ac.uk

Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.

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Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).

Dr. Sinclair is the editor of 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, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart Books, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

The song at the end of the episode is “The Scarlet Woman (remix)” by Vanessa Sinclair & Xambuca from the album Message 23 available digitally on Highbrow Lowlife’s Bandcamp.

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

Image: Alkistis Dimech on the cover of The Brazen Vessel