This episode of Rendering Unconscious features a rendition of a talk given by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair at NGBK Berlin entitled “Cutting up the Image of the Father/ Reconstructing the Third” as part of the exhibition “Father Figures are Hard to Find”. It is noteworthy that when referring to the “mother”, s/he is written as m/Other, referring to the mother as well as the big Other to which we all relate constantly. Along these lines, “another” is spelled an/other and refers to the other with a small o. For those of you familiar with Lacanian theory this other refers to the others that we identify with or put in the place of the object of our desire. 

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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 & other intellectuals about their process, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more. Episodes are also created from lectures given at various international conferences.

Rendering Unconscious is also a book! Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (Trapart, 2019).

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The track playing at the end of the episode is “Page 6.2” by Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson and is part of the recently released compilation album COVEN available from

Intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair. A book of her cut-up poetry SWITCHING MIRRORS is available through and CHAOS OF THE THIRD MIND with artist Katelan Foisy is upcoming from Fulgur