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Today’s guest is Julie Fotheringham, a psychoanalyst, dancer and performance artist in NYC. As a psychoanalyst, always ever in formation, she has a particularly Lacanian orientation, continuing her studies with the Lacanian Compass and the activities of Das Unbehagen. She is also on the editorial board of The Candidate Journal. “My main influences include the seminars of Jacques Lacan, the writings of Freud, art in all of its forms, my patients, and of course my own psychoanalyst. At present, my performance practice comprises mostly solo movement improvisations interrogating the link between psychoanalysis and the body. Speaking and being. Speaking-being. Parlêtre.”

Julie Fotheringham contributed writing to the upcoming book Rendering Unconscious (Trapart 2019).

The work of Bruce Fink is referenced in this episode, as is Jacques-Alain Miller and Russell Grigg.

The event referred to at Judson Church is Freud out Loud: Civilization and its Discontents.

Upcoming events:

Yves Vanderveken conference at Lacanian Compass, NYC,  March 15-17, 2019.

Release party for On Psychoanalysis & Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge 2019) and Rendering Unconscious (Trapart 2019) at Rönnells Antikvariat, Stockholm, April 26th, 2019.

The Candidate Journal issue release party, April 27th from 7-10pm, Art Gallery Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

11th Meeting of the International Society of Psychoanalysis & Philosophy (SIPP), Stockholm, May 2-4.

Colonial Fantasies, Violent Transmissions, Psychoanalysis & Politics conference, Stockholm, May 10-12.

Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism & Psychoanalysis, Brunnenburg Castle and Schloss Pienzenau, Merano, Italy, May 30 – June 1, 2019, co-hosted with Carl Abrahamsson.

The Material and Immaterial Heritage of Psychiatry, June 11-12th, 2019, Gothenburg University.

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The track playing at the end of the episode is titled “Everyone that I’ve Ever Dreamed of Being” from the album Switching Mirrors by Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson. Soon to be released by Erototox Decodings.


Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair