The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) 2021 Visiting Artist in Residence

Produced with financial support from Arts SA For Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London, UK, to be included in the cultural exchange UK/AU, SEASON, a joint initiative between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade https://ukaustraliaseason.com/season-programme/

Pilgrimage to Imago Australia/UK

1-26 Psycho-Social Assets

Pilgrimage to Imago (Journey to the mother/’self’/fly) is an open, ongoing project in 26 stages (13 in Australia and 13 in the UK). Together the stages extend a strong psychoanalytical context to the building of a symbolic primordial mother figure, idealised across a range of media. The residential program within and without the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and its archival heritage will foreground embodied objects, titled, Tools for Life, (‘Psycho-Social Assets’) which correspond to five main sections of the figure, (head, upper torso, lower torso, legs and wings). The sum of its parts will reflect key distinctions and patterns of lived experience and information gathered through the learning nature and deep layers of the Institute.

Introduction

Changeling (a & b)

STAGE 27Pilgrimage to Imago

1-26 Psycho-Social Assets

Changeling (a&b), (The Pulchritudinous/Abominable Fly), forms an addition to the Project as STAGE 27, (visual manifestation of a symbolic primordial mother figure). With the culmination of 26 stages a dual waltz will materialize.

Re-imagining lived experience with the daughter as fly (Waltz no.2)

Re-imagining lived experience with the mother as fly – (The Last Waltz)