This episode is a lecture by Graham Duff entitled “Sublime Fragments: the Art of John Balance” presented at the conference Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult, held at Candid Arts Trust, London, May 6-8, 2016.

Graham Duff is a prolific scriptwriter, director, producer, script editor and author who has created a wealth of distinctive work for TV, radio, stage and publication.

This talk is part of a larger panel at the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference and can be viewed in full on YouTube and Vimeo.

Duff references the book Bright Lights and Cats with No Mouths: the art of John Balance collected (Timeless Editions, 2014). Images referenced may also be found in The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 – collected papers from the Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult conference – edited by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson (Trapart Books, 2017).

Duff also references the art of Brion Gysin and Austin Osman Spare.

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The full panel from the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, held at Candid Arts Trust, London, May 6-8, 2016, with Val Denham – Proclaim Present Time Over, Langston Kahn – The Thing Which Knowledge Can’t Eat: Gods, Archetypes and the Mind, and Graham Duff – Sublime Fragments; The Art of John Balance can be viewed at YouTube:

Rendering Unconscious is a podcast about psychoanalysis, culture and more hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst from New York City, now based in Stockholm. Dr. Sinclair sees patients internationally, specializing in online and remote treatment for entrepreneurs, creatives and business people who travel, offering continuity and quality of care for modern people on the go, as well as for those who are home-bound or live in remote locations and may not otherwise have access to psychoanalytic treatment.

Dr. Sinclair is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019), 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. Dr. Sinclair is the author of Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016) and Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation, forthcoming from Routledge (2020).

Dr. Sinclair facilitates lectures, events and conferences internationally and is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis

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The song at the end of the episode is “Message 23” from the album “It Started with the Alarm“. Words by Vanessa Sinclair. Music by Sheer Zed.

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Portrait of Graham Duff by Val Denham

Image: Art by Jhonn Balance, included in The Fenris Wolf, vol 9