Monday, 7 October 2013

Bloomsbury Festival: Reading as Art - A Psychic Synopsis

I'm back at Senate House for the Bloomsbury Festival 2013!
On October 15th you will find me in the Paleography and Manuscripts Room at Senate House Library, as part of Sharon Kivland and Mura Gosh's Reading as Art. Turning the Pages of Victorian Psychology.  
I'll be performing Psychic Synopsis - Indexing the Unconscious Mind of Senate House Library

Taking the Victorian subdivision of the Psychology Library as her point of departure and return, Sarah Sparkes has wandered the labyrinth of Senate House library - literally, virtually and conceptually - exploring this vast, towering archive in search of its unconscious mind. Certain books, pamphlets and other archival material, which resonated in response to her quest, have been indexed by the artist on a set of cards. These cards, referencing playing, divination and Zener cards  (used in early psychical research to test telepathic powers) will be laid out on a table in front of the artist. You are invited to choose, take and keep a card; on turning this over you will find a reference number to a book or other item in SHL which, you may make your own physical or psychical journey to find








READING AS ART. TURNING THE PAGES OF VICTORIAN PSYCHOLOGY 
Convened by Sharon Kivland and Mura Ghosh 
SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY UNIVERSITY of LONDON, Malet Street, London 
TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER
5.45 p.m. for a 6 o'clock start
and ending some time around 7.45 p.m. 
Evoking a wind that blows through a library, opening books, prompting unexpected stories, this evening of readings, art,  and performances engages with Victorian psychology from the library’s collections

Debbie Booth, Kate Briggs, Jan Campbell, Jamie Crewe, Vincent Dachy & Bridget MacDonald, Karen David, Annabel Frearson, Rachel Garfield & Janet Hodgson, Chris Gibson, Laura Gonzalez,  Jane Harris, Peter Jaeger, Kreider + O'Leary  & Paul Bavister, Catherine Linton, Hayley Lock,  Sophie Loss, John McDowall, Forbes Morlock, Hester Reeve, Naomi Segal, Sarah Sparkes,  Holly Stevenson, Julie Westerman, Sarah Wood, Gillian Wylde

This event is free but places are limited and must be booked through the Bloomsbury Festival.

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