Mathilde Rosier: High is the Ocean 

25. Sep - 25. Sep 11 / ended Camden Arts Centre

Sunday 25 September, 3.00pm at Camden Arts Centre

Event | Performance | London

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To mark the culmination of Mathilde Rosier's Necklace of Fake Teeth, Deborah Levy will take a tour of the exhibition at Camden Arts Centre at 3.00pm, before leading the group to a live performance by Rosier, at the nearby Freud Museum.

Rosier’s new performance will involve original artefacts collected by Freud, and live, percussive music creating the atmosphere of a tribal ritual. Staged across two floors of his London residence, the performance will enact Freud’s notion of the topographic imagination in which he analogised the ground floor of the building with the rational mind, with the upper level respresenting spiritual perceptions.

Rosier was inspired by Romain Rolland’s notion of the ‘Oceanic Feeling’ which was also a preoccupation for Freud. It describes a religiously generated feeling of limitlessness or ‘continuity’ with a cosmic energy connecting all things. Freud understood this mystical experience as the primitive ego-feeling – the sense of being that an infant has prior to its formation of an individual self, or ego, separated from its mother and the rest of the external world.

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