Sudek, Janáček, Huvaldy, and Me
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s “Works in Progress” seminar
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. / The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 E. 82nd Street, NYC / Click here to register.
Adele Tutter’s work has long mined the legacy of Zelený Les as she witnessed her father’s persistent shaping of the land to the image of his beloved Bohemian home in the Czech Republic. In her writing, she brings into conversation prismatic facets of the nature of memory, loss, and human experience. As part of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s “Works in Progress” seminar series, Adele will present Sudek, Janáček, Huvaldy, and Me, a second essay on the aesthetic transformation of national and cultural identity as a means to defend against the dehumanization of political oppression. She juxtaposes a consideration of works of the Czech composer Leos Janáček and the Czech photographer Josef Sudek with personal reflections on being the child of a Czech dissident during the Cold War. Adele’s first essay in the series (Angel with a missing wing: Loss, restitution, and the embodied self in the photography of Josef Sudek; American Imago 70:127-190, 2013), provides context for her talk and is available in PDF by emailing her at email@example.com.