How is psychological trauma experienced in the body?
Hysteria 2017 is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that will take place across a range of venues and institutions in London. Building on the critical framework established by Anxiety and Acting Out festivals, Hysteria 2017 will explore the intersection between arts and mental health with a focus on how psychological trauma is experienced as physical symptoms. The festival will present a programme of exhibitions, performances, screenings, discussion events, workshops, residencies and community engagement, aimed at combined arts audiences, artists, scholars, scientists and students with interests across the arts, humanities and medical sciences. The festival will include visual art, film, performance, dance and music.
In this day-long symposium at the Freud Museum four commissioned artists will present the result of their research and development in collaborating with clinicians with whom they have been working. The project explores hysteria from different points of view and will feature contributions and keynote addresses by Sander Gilman from Emory University and Sashi Sashidharan from University of Glasgow.
Artistic presentations will be by visual artists Cally Spooner, Larry Achiampong, and Florence Peake, and composer Jocelyn Pook. Additionally Condoco Dance Company will present and perform their research and development work along with the clinical collaborators that include Drs Victoria Tischler, Stéphanie Courtade and Isabel Valli.
A limited number of bursary tickets are available at £15 for people in need of financial assistance. Please apply for a bursary by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.