This event is free and open to all. Please register ~ space is limited.
The Candidate Journal and Das Unbehagen Present
AMERICAN DREAMS: THE UNCONSCIOUS IN THE TIME OF TRUMP
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: DEUTSCHES HAUS, Columbia University
240 West 116th Street (btw Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.)
In the 2016 presidential election, the unconscious insisted: it was provoked and made manifest in Trump as collective phantasm, in the vote as the blind action of the death drive, and in the media’s refusal to know. It is the psychoanalyst’s responsibility to articulate the coordinates of this event as it registers and is registered by the unconscious, and the psychoanalyst proceeds from the dream.
Please join us for a performance based on the post-election dreams collected and curated online by The Candidate Journal, featuring dream readings, display of artwork, dance, and music; and followed by an open mic in which audience members will be invited to share their own post-election dreams and engage in on-the-spot dream analysis. Wine and cheese will be served (cash bar)!
**Admission ~ suggested donation:
DONATION: alms, benefaction, beneficence, charity, contribution, philanthropy, bestowal, offering, handout, grant, present
1. something given to someone without expectation of a return
2. a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution
Attendees are asked to ‘donate’ a physical or psychic object as part of their entrance to the event so that we might capture, through the process of collecting, the ways everyday material life relates to subjectivity, place, and artistic production. Your donations will be arranged into a photographic slide show and archived on The Candidate Journal’s website.