Art of Psychiatry Society

Art of Psychiatry Society meeting – Short film evening – Tues 2 February 1800 Seminar room 5 IoPPN – All welcome!
January 11, 2016, 9:43 pm
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My Mother Tongue

My Mother Tongue


Upcoming Art of Psychiatry meeting

Tuesday 2nd February 1800hrs
Seminar room 5 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Denmark Hill.

AoP Short film evening:

For our next meeting we pleased to show the work of three film makers whose work touches on themes of mental illness.  Each artist will be present to discuss their films and the evening is chaired by Dr David O’Flynn, consultant psychiatrist and chair of the Adamson Trust.

About the film makers:

Dolly Sen is an award-winning writer, artist, performer and filmmaker.  She has had 10 books published and contributed chapters to several other books. Her subversive blogs around art, disability and humour have a huge international following, and since 2004 she has exhibited and performed internationally. Her films have been shown worldwide, including at the Barbican. Her public speaking on mental health has taken her all over Europe, including the World Health Organisation and Oxford University.

Susan Young is a BAFTA-nominated animation director based in London. Carnival, her Royal College of Art graduation film, features the fluid, dynamic line that defines her commercial work, which includes The Doomsday Clock, a film about multilateral disarmament for the United Nations, Beleza Tropical: Umbabarauma, for musician David Byrne, and Jimi Hendrix: Fire, for producer Alan Douglas. She is currently researching animation’s capacity as a medium for processing psychological trauma at the Royal College of Art and as part of this research is using autobiographical material to create a trilogy of film experiments while exploring new animation techniques.

Antonia Attwood graduated from BA Hons in Photography in 2014. Her practice in still and moving image explores ideas around the phenomenology of mental health. Since graduating Antonia has done artist talks at Photofusion Gallery, Free Space Gallery, The Dragon Cafe and The Broadway Cinema Nottingham. She has also had exhibitions at The Depot Clapton, Brighton Photo Fringe and The London College of Communication. Antonia has had two commissions from the Institute of Inner Vision to date. Antonia has experience working directly with people who have experience with mental illness. Creating short films with volunteers from the Dragon Cafe as well as her Mother who has Bipolar disorder.


This is an open meeting and all are welcome (including SLaM employees, psychiatry trainees, service users, members of the public).  No need to book.  It’s okay to turn up late.  Entrance is free!

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Hi, can you please let me know exactly where it takes place and how long it will go for? I am teaching till 6.15 so would get there by 6.45-7 pm.

great initiative!
if you are interested in film and mental health, you might be interested in some of my work where i use film and photography as a tool for mental health research. more info here


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