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February 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘Mirror’ by A. Tarkovsky (1975)

February 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vout-o-Reenee’s, The Crypt (below the Church), 30 Prescot Street,
London, E1 8BB United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

Screenings will be preceded by a brief introduction Our current SEA Chair, Natasha Synesiou will present Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1975 film Mirror and facilitate a discussion after the screening.  Natasha, has researched and written on Tarkovsky’s films, including a book on Mirror Art and aesthetics are inseparable from life, they are intrinsic parts of it in fact, and films are powerful expressions of the many facets of the lifeworld and of experience. They have the power to change our lives. The SEA Film Club aims to address…

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May 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘PERSONA’ by I. Bergman (1966)

May 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Ethelburga, The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

With elements of psychological horror, ‘Persona’ has been the subject of considerable analysis, interpretation and debate. Released in 1966, Persona is mesmerising, luminous, strange, questioning... The film, with its themes of existential aloneness, duality, insanity and personal identity, explores cinema, the scandal of the erotic, the polarities of violence and powerlessness, reason and unreason, language and silence, the intelligible and the unintelligible. Like a poem it invites multiple interpretations. In What is Called Thinking? Heidegger looks back through Hoelderlin to early Greek poetry…

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June 2019

Art and Existence – David Cotterrell Studio Visit

June 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
David Cotterrell Studio, 1 Borthwick Street
London, SE8 3GH United Kingdom
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£10 – £15

From 1905 to 1906 the poet Rainer Maria Rilke worked as sculptor’s Auguste Rodin’s studio assistant in order ‘to learn how to see’.  What type of seeing was Rilke seeking to learn in the studio of Rodin? Art is an intensified form of lived experience, just like human and sentient beings are intensified forms of life.  Art has the power to open us up to a liminal space and time where conventional dichotomies of physical and mental, material and ideal,…

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October 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘WINGS OF DESIRE’ by W. Wenders (1987)

October 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Ethelburga, The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

Emmy van Deurzen Emmy has been an existential therapist since 1973 and she has founded several schools and many other organizations, including the Society for Existential Analysis.  She has 17 books to her name and is Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.     "This movie struck a chord with me, when I first saw it around the time we were creating the Society for Existential Analysis. The story seemed to me profoundly existential and the atmosphere…

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November 2019

Phenomenology and the Arts

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King’s College London, Department of Music, Room SWB21 Strand Campus
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
£20.00 – £25.00

This interdisciplinary CPD event will explore the benefits of working phenomenologically with artists, and the contribution of phenomenological psychology and psychotherapy to the evidence-base of performing arts medicine. It will be relevant to practitioners of all persuasions interested in how phenomenology and the arts can enhance their clinical and performance practice.

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SEA 2019 Annual Conference – Movement, Music & Metaphor

November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
NVCO: Society Building, 8 All Saints Street
London, London N1 9RL United Kingdom
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£80 – £170

This year, you're invite you to be lyrical and poetic, to be in motion and explore new ways of communicating, to stretch your language, your body, your ears, your knowledge, your practice. Our wonderful line-up of speakers, workshop presenters, panellists, poets, dancers, musicians and out-of-the-box thinkers! are listed below to pique your interest: Verity J. Gavin ~ Stuart Hanscomb ~ Oded Reitten ~ Michael Worrell ~ Michael Montgomery ~ Marion Steel ~ Manu Bazzano ~ Letizia Orlando ~ Jason Upton…

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February 2020

Where It Was, Others Shall Be: Desire, Otherness, and the Alien inside.

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
£60 – £120

A one-day experiential/theoretical seminar
with Manu Bazzano

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