of The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

invite you to a
Special Event

Friday, March 20, 2009 at 8:00 P.M.

The Auditorium of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
247 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

An Evening With Jane McAdam Freud

Film screening and conversation
with Nellie Thompson, Ph.D.

The Friends of the Library are honored to host a screening and discussion with artist Jane McAdam Freud. A daughter of painter Lucian Freud and great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, Ms. Freud is a multi-disciplinary artist creating drawings & prints, sculpture & medals, film & digital media. Jane was trained at the Royal College of Art, London and was awarded the British Art Medal Scholarship in Rome. She has been artist in residence at the Freud Museum in London. The film, "Dead or Alive", as well as the exhibit and book, "Relative Relations" documents the work she created during that period. After a screening of the film, Ms. Freud and the Brill Library Archivist will engage in a conversation about her work and the reverberations of her residency at the Freud Museum, to be followed by a discussion with the audience.

"Dead or Alive" is a result of the artist's residency at the Freud Museum in 2006 and 2007. The film features pairings of the artist's sculptures with objects from Freud's antiquities collection, as a meditation on the relation of past and present. The alternating images of these paired objects shift perspective from past to present, highlighting resonances and dissonances between them. Eventually the images merge and "morph" together to form a third image of a "virtual" object, distinct from either of its sources, that does not exist except as a combination of them, and which have a completely distinct aesthetic character. The film is accompanied by music composed by Kathleen Ferrier, a composer who shares Freud's final resting place at the Golders Green crematorium.

An exhibit of Jane McAdam Freud's prints and metal sculptures is on display in the lobby of The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, through May 15th. For further information about Ms. Freud's work, please visit

This screening is made possible by the generous permission of Jane McAdam Freud.

Refreshments will follow the program.

Those attending please RSVP by email to, or by phone (212/879-6900). Admission will be based on priority of registration.
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