Rendering Unconscious welcomes Andrew Marcus to the podcast!

A dancer and visual artist, Andrew Marcus founded DISAPPEARANCE in 2010 to explore boundary space between the ordinary, the beautiful, and the sublime. DISAPPEARANCE develops practices to effectively transcend such boundaries; to encourage experience of the magical and the erotic; and to unequivocally engage the real.  Marcus holds an MFA in Dance and Performance from Arizona State University.  His experiments with improvisation and somatic practices date to 1980, and he is active internationally. The SCHOOL OF DISAPPEARANCE opened in 2013.

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In recent years, the body-mind, as both intra and inter-dependent system, enclosed within larger systems, has become a locus of inquiry beyond aesthetic interventions, having moved Disappearance into territories equally of psyche and socio-political space.  These movements have been in response to needs of students and individual clients; as well as presence with social struggles and the critical need for transformation of societal structures, with particular attention paid to the most exploited, suppressed and oppressed communities, populations, and the biosphere.  Among important current influences are Lacanian psychoanalytic perspectives, adult attachment theory, various strands of continental philosophy, marxist and post-marxist theory including investigations of race within systems of power (racial capitalism) and the trauma of the colonial.


(Via Zoom):

8 Wednesday Mornings, January 5 – February 23, 2022,  9:00-11:00 AM MST US. $220*

8 Wednesday Mornings, March  30 – May 18, 2022, 9:00 – 11:00 AM MST US. $220*

In Studio, Boulder, CO: 

6 Saturday Afternoons, January 8 – February 12, 2-4 PM, MST $165*

6 Saturday Afternoons, March 26 – April 30. 12, 2-4 PM, MST $165*

*In the event of financial challenge, please contact me to make an alternative arrangement.  No one wishing to experience the work will be excluded for lack of funds.

Open to individuals with some experience in the group work, or by special arrangement with adequate background in related work.

Class Structure: The practice consists in periods of movement and stillness, framed by periods of coming together to speak to what arises in the practice and is of relevance to the work.

The content of the inquiry is open ended from the Disappearance perspective: the what is determined by whom (is present) in relation to the site (and its objects), in a given movement period. 
The ground of expression will be the Disappearance method of inquiry into arising forms.  Emergent content may be contextualized within seven areas of concentration: 1. Body; 2. Space; 3. Time; 4. Subject; 5. Composition; 6. Event; and 7. Appearance.

To reserve your place in either series, please send an email with your intent to join (If possible, by December 22), and send payment in full; or ½ total as deposit — to be completed at the first class or by special arrangement, via PayPal to (Send to a Friend option), or by physical check (address will be provided on request).

Individual (1:1) inquiries toward artistic and/or therapeutically oriented ends (the soma: body/mind) are available via Zoom or in real time space in the local movement studio.  Contact me with any questions about approach, and to articulate, desires/needs around which inquiries may be gathered. 


For those unfamiliar with the Disappearance, all questions are welcome; an initial, brief application and/or interview process will be helpful, to determine fit with the group work.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists and other intellectuals about their process, 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), and 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, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.

The song at the end of the episode is “Dark Moon” from the album Cut to fit the mouth by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson, available digitally via Highbrow Lowlife Bandcamp and as a limited edition CD and cassette at Trapart Editions.

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson for creating the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious Podcast. 

Image by Andrew Marcus School of Disappearance