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JUNGIAN PSYCHOANALYSIS & I

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When I came to London in January 1996, a new epoque of my life commenced. Within a month I had lost the place where I lived, found another one through an actor from The 5th Element film, that I met at a yoga ashram, found a job at the Royal Court Theater as an usher and at the same time I had met what I came to know of as the analytical psychologist, Mrs. F.  She is educated within the Carl Gustav Jung tradition of psychoanalysis in UK. What I didn’t know then was that we were to become almost life long companions, celebrating 25 years this year. This means that at the same time as I developed my visual and written art, I also developed my mind through a very special and deep kind of feeling and thinking.  Through this amazingly miraculous endeavour which I happened to stumble upon at a very complicated and dangerous time in my life, I glimpsed other ways of being which has taken many years to sustain, and even more to articulate.  As psychoanalysis and philosophy has always informed m

HVORFOR/HVORDAN om min roman VI ER TIDEN

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  VI ER TIDEN at være menneske  ©️ Camilla Howalt Hvorfor / hvordan:  Arkitektur, både moderne og gammel, samt byplanlægning, spillede i min opvækst en stor rolle i min families liv. Da jeg senere tog min afgang fra mit BA kunststudium i London, samt det der dengang blev kaldt Conceptual Studies, inddrog jeg i afgangsspecialet der samlet set bestod af en udstilling og en skriftlig dissertation - ‘Of Space and Anxiety – an Inquiry into the Uncanny of Memory’ - mit barndomshjem.  Huset der blev bygget i 1972 var da et projekt der eksperimenterede på mange niveauer. Uden tvivl legede arkitekterne med grænser omkring det private og det offentlige rum, med sociale og designmæssige elementer, og var formmæssigt set inspireret af det engelske terrassebyggeri. Materialerne bestod af delvis glas og delvis mursten i noget der føltes som 40/60 i proportion.  I min kunstpraksis har tærsklen mellem krop og hud, og håndværk, samt psyke og materialer været temmelig flydende og derigennem betydet en