Art of Psychiatry Society

Upcoming Art of Psychiatry Event: Film screening “All Divided Selves” – Luke Fowler’s film about RD Laing followed by Q&A with Luke Fowler/Ton​y David/Vaug​han Bell – IoPPN Wolfson Lecture Theatre 6pm Thursday 16 October 2014
September 29, 2014, 8:23 pm
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Upcoming AoP meeting: film screening of “All Divided Selves” followed by Q&A with artist and filmmaker Luke Fowler, Prof Antony David and Dr Vaughan Bell

Date: Thursday 16 October
Time: 6-8:15pm (screening approx 6-7.30pm)
Venue: Wolfson lecture theatre Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

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The screening will be followed by a Q&A with artist and filmmakerLuke Fowler, in discussion with Professor Tony David and Dr Vaughan Bell from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.

All Divided Selves explores the life and legacy of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist, R D Laing (1927-1989). Laing famously argued that normality entailed adjusting to an alienating and depersonalizing world. Thus, those society labels as ‘mentally ill’ are in fact ‘hyper-sane’ travelers. The film concentrates on Laing and his colleagues as they tried to acknowledge the importance of social environment and disturbed interactions within institutions in the aetiology of human distress and suffering. Using a collage of archival material the film portrays the vacillating responses to Laing’s radical views and the less forgiving responses to his latter career shift; from eminent psychiatrist to enterprising celebrity.

This is an open meeting – all are welcome (including psychiatry trainees, service users, IoP staff, and members of public). No need to book – just turn up.

Wine and snacks provided. Look forward to seeing you there!

About Luke Fowler and RD Laing:
Luke Fowler:
RD Laing:

All Divided Selves:

Image credit: Luke Fowler, All Divided Selves, (2011, 93′, 16mm film, UK, 2011, B&W/colour, sound) Courtesy: Luke Fowler and LUX

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