Event

House of Hysteria - Sharon Kivland, ONE OR TWO THINGS THEY KNOW ABOUT HER

20 May 2016

Event times

7pm

Cost of entry

Fee

ArtLacuna Space

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Clapham Junction Rail, take the Grant Road exit, turn right and then left onto Falcon Road, we are five minutes walk on the left hand side of Falcon Road

Save Event: House of Hysteria - Sharon Kivland, ONE OR TWO THINGS THEY KNOW ABOUT HER

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

A play by Sharon Kivland, ONE OR TWO THINGS THEY KNOW ABOUT HER.

About

In 1999 Book Works published A Case of Hysteria, in which Sharon Kivland followed Sigmund Freud’s analysis of a young woman, ‘Dora’ (Ida Bauer). The book merges many voices and confusions of identity arise. Indeed, it turns on a matter of voice. There is a long chapter that appears to be a play, with many characters. They are those who have written about the case (a ‘fragment of an analysis of a case of hysteria’), their words extracted as dialogue when they assert something – a speculation – about ‘Dora’ for there is no textual evidence in Freud’s account or ‘fragment’. To this impossible dramatisation the author added the stage directions of a twentieth-century play, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. One or two things they know about her has never been performed, though its performance has been imagined. Originally for seventy voices, including those of Jacques Lacan, Sarah Kofman, and Octave Mannoni, it has been adapted for twenty voices for Pressure Chamber: Nematodes hosted by House of Hysteria as a read-through or table work, with the author as dramaturge.

Art form Toggle

Exhibiting artists

Sharon Kivland

Related events

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.