Sława Harasymowicz / Wolfman
Curated by Sarah Jury
Freud Museum, London, 02/06/12 - 24/06/12
“…Harasymowicz’s practice uses repetition within the mediums of found photography, drawing, print and collage, inhabiting a territory of relentless re-occurrence similar to Pankejeff’s repetitive reworking of the memories he brought to his analysis with Freud. Consequently, within this exhibition there are stacks of paper-remnants from collages, which often scatter, releasing and re-shuffling elements of Pankejeff’s biography into new fictional scenarios. Prints on Bible paper, which assume the pallor and fragility of skin, are displayed beside Pankejeff’s death mask and other biographic objects belonging to Freud, proposing creative nonfiction. …”
(S. Jury, from the exhibition pamphlet)
“The psychoanalyst, like the archaeologist, must uncover layer after layer of the patient’s psyche, before coming to the deepest, most valuable treasures”
Pankejeff: ‘My Recollections’, in The Wolf Man and Sigmund Freud, Hogarth Press: London, pp 139.
Private view performance by Patrick Coyle: www.patrickcoyle.info
A limited-edition pamphlet, with an introduction by Deborah Levy, was produced to accompany the exhibition.
Exhibition supported by the Polish Cultural Institute London and University of Bedfordshire.