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The Construction of Memory

Date: Saturday 28 June 2014
Time: 12.00 AM to 12.00 AM
Venue: Venue The Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX

Event contact ivan@freud.org.uk

A conference in association with the False Memory Archive at The Freud Museum, London. 28 June 2014, 9.30am - 5pm.

Speakers Professor Christopher French, Professor Dany Nobus, Dr. Fiona Gabbert, Professor Martin Conway and artist Sharon Kivland respond to Alasdair Hopwood's False Memory Archive exhibition by reflecting on the nature of autobiographical memory. The conference will also ask how recent research has taken account of Freud's work in relation to his understanding of the variable nature of personal memory.

Hosted by: A.R. Hopwood

Dr. Sharon Kivland: Last Year
I am trying to remember a film. It is film about the construction of memory (I think), as it might take place during a psychoanalysis, though I have only half an hour today rather than several years. I have watched the film, as I have done many times before, since 1970 in fact; this time, for a week, trying not to fall asleep at the point I have fallen asleep in it for the last forty-three years. Each time I have awoken, I have tried to remember what I saw last, before I slept. This is a film reconstructed through memory. This is a screen memory. In a series of flashbacks, I try to go back to a founding moment – I do not believe this to be true, but it still works.

Booking
£60 Full Price / £45 Students and concessions (£5 discount for Members of the Freud Museum)
Early booking is advised.
Book online here.

For further information contact Ivan Ward: ivan@freud.org.uk, +44 (0)20 7435 2002 or visit the webpage.

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