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Wayward Angel – Manu Bazzano – 5th May 2022 7-9pm. October Gallery, London

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£40.00

WAYWARD ANGEL

A talk/performance by Manu Bazzano

What does it mean to redeem the (individual and collective) past? Do catastrophe and redemption go hand in hand? What does it mean to say yes to the future? In seeking happiness, we often want repetition, grasping the evanescent moment of the “not yet” and the unique…

In his 9th Thesis of History, written after his release from the internment camp in France and just before his suicide, Walter Benjamin wrote: A Klee painting … shows an angel looking … about to move away from something he is contemplating … This is … the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. … The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and mend what has been broken. But a storm is blowing … It caught in his wings with such a force that the angel can no longer close them. The storm … drives him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward

Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s 9th Thesis of History, this talk/performance will address some of these questions through movement, song, and speech. Followed by conversation and discussion.

Dr Manu Bazzano is an author, psychotherapist/supervisor, and a student of Zen and Butoh.

His latest book is Re-Visioning Existential Therapy (Ed) (Routledge, 2020)

His forthcoming book, Subversion and Desire (Routledge), will come out in October 2022.

www.manubazzano.com

This event will take place in person, at  the

October Gallery,

24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3A.

Tel. + 44 (0)20 7242 7367.

Nearest Tubes:
Holborn, Russell Square and Chancery Lane
Buses:
8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 91, 168, 188 and 243

Please note: there is no disable access at this venue.

https://octobergallery.co.uk/

This event will be partially recorded.

A 2 hours Certificate of attendance will be sent to participants.

Please bring your email confirming your ticket purchase in order to access the theatre.

 

 

 

 

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WAYWARD ANGEL 5/5/22
WAYWARD ANGEL PERFORMANCE BY MANU BAZZANO
£ 40.00
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Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£40.00
Event Category:

Venue

OCTOBER GALLERY LONDON
24 Old Gloucester Street Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
LONDON, WC1N 3AL United Kingdom
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Phone:
44 (0)20 7242 7367
Website:
https://octobergallery.co.uk/

Organisers

Paola Pomponi
Thoraya Alkasab