TheManWhoDisappeared

Thu 26 May

Sylvère Lotringer on Artaud

Talk + Screening

In The Man Who Disappeared, Sylvère Lotringer, cultural theorist and founder of Semiotext(e), gives a personal artistic response to Antonin Artaud’s journey to Ireland in 1937.. Shot on location on the island of Inishmore with the help of Irish collaborators, the film imagines the ten days Artaud spent on the windswept Aran Islands prior to his descent into madness and deportation to France in a straitjacket.

The film’s premiere coincides with the much anticipated recent translation of the book Mad Like Artaud – Lotringer’s creative response to Artaud’s treatment at the hands of the French psychiatrists in Rodez, a section of which will be performed live at a second partner event at the Showroom Gallery on 28 May.

There will be a discussion following the screening moderated by curator Katherine Waugh (Irish co-producer of the film) with Lotringer as special guest, artist and performer Jeremy Hardingham who plays Artaud, and writer Stephen Barber, Artaud scholar and Professor at Kingston University.

Thu 26 May 7.00pm | in English | Free but booking essential: 020 7871 3515 / box.office@institutfrancais.org.uk

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