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Fidget Spinning and OHP Workshop

Fidget Spinning and OHP Workshop
Fidget Spinning and OHP Workshop
To coincide with the exhibition ‘Play and Psychoanalysis’, on display from 19 July to 10 September 2017 at the Freud Museum, The Children's Charity The House of Fairy Tales commissioned artist Ian Dawson to create two workshops.

OHP (Over Head Projection) Workshop:
The OHP, a magic lantern, or a Mystic Writing Pad, as Freud might well have called it. A device that translates writing and drawing into ghost images of themselves. By taking this piece of defunct office equipment and by re-engaging and repurposing it this workshop will look to explore, through play, complex themes about the dynamics of representation and the uncanny.

The Fidget spinning drawing machine:
Usefulness and uselessness will be explored with the fidget spinning drawing machines. The latest object to become a craze will be repurposed as a writing machine. Visitors will be asked to invent ways to write with a fidget spinner. But what does this writing tell us about ourselves and what does it say of the machine that we have used to write with? By exploring traces and memories, (made by a modern tool!) the workshop will playfully question some of the archaeological metaphors that Freud was so fascinated with.
Freud Museum
Dawson, Ian
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Dawson, Ian
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Dawson, Ian (2017) Fidget Spinning and OHP Workshop.

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Abstract

To coincide with the exhibition ‘Play and Psychoanalysis’, on display from 19 July to 10 September 2017 at the Freud Museum, The Children's Charity The House of Fairy Tales commissioned artist Ian Dawson to create two workshops.

OHP (Over Head Projection) Workshop:
The OHP, a magic lantern, or a Mystic Writing Pad, as Freud might well have called it. A device that translates writing and drawing into ghost images of themselves. By taking this piece of defunct office equipment and by re-engaging and repurposing it this workshop will look to explore, through play, complex themes about the dynamics of representation and the uncanny.

The Fidget spinning drawing machine:
Usefulness and uselessness will be explored with the fidget spinning drawing machines. The latest object to become a craze will be repurposed as a writing machine. Visitors will be asked to invent ways to write with a fidget spinner. But what does this writing tell us about ourselves and what does it say of the machine that we have used to write with? By exploring traces and memories, (made by a modern tool!) the workshop will playfully question some of the archaeological metaphors that Freud was so fascinated with.

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Published date: 23 August 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 420520
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420520
PURE UUID: 68e25ae6-9bc4-403a-8e97-ce732f8cb076

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Date deposited: 10 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 18:30

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Author: Ian Dawson

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