Imagining, Remembering, Forgetting
7pm Monday September 9th, £5.20 + booking fee
KONK Studios, 49 Church Lane, London, N8 7EE
An evening of discussion around the role of the unconscious in art and the mental and emotional processes involved. In this event, painter and filmmaker Gillies MacKinnon was joined by organisational consultant and researcher Carlos Sapochnik and psychoanalyst and writer Gregorio Kohon to discuss the subject.
Gillies MacKinnon studied mural painting at Glasgow School of Art. He then moved to London where he became an art teacher, detached youth worker, freelance cartoonist and, finally, a filmmaker. He has consistently directed cinema and television films over the past twenty five years, in the UK and Hollywood and his film credits include The Grass Arena, Hideous Kinky, Small Faces, Regeneration and most recently The Village for BBC1. Recently he started to paint again and has been painting feverishly for the past few years.
Carlos Sapochnik is an organizational consultant trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London. He is currently engaged in consultancy and conducting PhD research at the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England. His research is centred around how the process of drawing can elicit tacit knowledge from individuals working within groups.
Gregorio Kohon is a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He has published No Lost Certainties to be Recovered; and (as co-author with André Green), Love and its Vicissitudes. He also edited The British School of Psychoanalysis – The Independent Tradition; and The Dead Mother – The work of André Green. He has published four books of poetry in Spanish. His novel Red Parrot, Wooden Leg was finalist in the Fernando Lara Prize 2001, Planeta, Barcelona. In 2010-2011 he was Visiting Professorial Fellow at Birkbeck College and his book Estrangement and the Aesthetic Experience is to be published by Routledge.