Psyche in the Arts Research Network

Psyche in the Arts Research Network
Saturday 24th September 2011 
University of Northampton, School of the Arts
Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus, St. Georges Ave
Northampton, NN2 6JD

by actively attending to the inner imagery one is giving life to the Self
                                       (C. G. Jung, 1931, CW16, para 106)

Schedule for the event

9.00am                        registration and coffee
9.15am                        Introduction and Welcome (Bacon/Parker)            
9.45am                        Rees Archibald                   Losing yourself in the Act 
                                    (Leeds Met)

10.05am                      Laurie Slade                      Image to Gesture
                                   (Independent, Jungian Analyst)  
10.25am                     Tania Batzoglou                 Psyche and psychagogia in psychophysical actor training
                                   (Central School of Speech and Drama)                                        
10.45am                                                Discussion 
11.15am                                                Tea/coffee            
11.45am                      Michael Evans                     Out of Nothing
                                   (Uni Northampton)

12.05pm                     Nathalie Pilard                  Intuition in images, intuition in words 
                                    (Uni Aberdeen)

12.25pm                     Lynn Imperatore                 Opening/Night: A practice-led inquiry into imagination at the peripheries of attention through a consideration of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Uni West Eng)                       drawing and sleep 
12.45pm                                                 Discussion
1.15pm                                                   Lunch (Dave Parker Exhibition, Gallery)
2.30pm                      Fiona Carson                      Cailleach Bere, Maternal Ancestress
                                 (Uni East London)

2.50pm                      Jane Bacon                        Psyche’s Witness: Authentic Movement, Practice-led Research in Performance and Depth Psychology
                                   (Uni Northampton)                   
3.10pm                                                     Discussion/Tea/Coffee
3.30pm                       Susan Rowland           The Ecocritical Psyche and the Goddess: 
                                    (Pacifica, USA)             semiotic nature on the web (with showing of ‘The Way North’ by Joel Weishaus)
4.00pm                                                     Discussion
5.00pm                                                      Finish 

Psyche in the Arts Research Network was founded by three academic/practitioners – Prof Jane Bacon (performance maker/Authentic Movement practitioner and currently training to become a Jungian Analyst) David Parker (Reader in Fine Art and Psychological Studies, painter) and Michael Evans (Senior Lecturer, Fine Art and painter) and has developed from our contributions to previous International Association of Jungian Scholars conferences and publications as well as the Art and Psyche working group conference hosted by the San Francisco Jung Institute Extended Education Programme.
It is our hope to inspire debate and exchange on the inter-relationships between Arts practices and various notions of ‘Psyche’ which we hope will be of interest to Jungians and other psychoanalysts, arts, film and performance practitioner/scholars, health practitioners, theologians, philosophers, psychologists and anyone interested in what we could call the most profound and meaningful aspects of arts practice. 
This event is free but please contact to register

Jane Bacon, PhD
Focusing Trainer
Advanced Candidate, Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists
Professor, Performance and Somatics
School of  the Arts
The University of Northampton
St. Georges Ave