Rendering Unconscious is a podcast hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, an American psychoanalyst based in Stockholm. Dr. Sinclair interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, philosophers, creative arts therapists, social workers, artists, poets, writers, scholars and other clinicians and intellectuals about their process, work, current events, activism, mental health care, diverse theoretical lenses and various worldviews. Episodes also include lectures given and recorded at various events hosted internationally.
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On this episode of Rendering Unconscious Podcast, Dr. Vanessa Sinclair interviews Germ Lynn, a writer, cellist & poet living in Brooklyn, NY. Vacillating between non-fiction and “black out” poetry, they interrogate memory by lacerating the body text, generating new forms through a process of personal healing. Their work has been described as “brutal, luxe, reflective and compassionate” and investigates themes of horror, trauma and ultimately, forgiveness.
Germ Lynn contributed blackout poetry to the anthology Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart, 2019).
Germ and Vanessa co-curated a compilation album entitled COVEN via the label Highbrow-Lowlife, which was released October 31, 2017. The song at the end of the episode is “What?” by Germ’s band Invisible Candy and can be found on the compilation COVEN available at highbrow-lowlife.com
Photograph by Germ Lynn