Photo: Rob Harris
Marking the closing day of CCA’s exhibition Unruly Bodies, this walkthrough will draw on writer and psychotherapist Emily Steer’s experience of working in a therapeutic setting, exploring the physical manifestation of trauma within the body. With this in mind, her talk will consider the potential release of trauma available when the body is depicted free from its usual constraints. Steer offers a reading that when the physical form is portrayed in a liberated state, artists invite a sense of release from the forces that typically pin it down.
Emily Steer was online editor and then editor of pioneering art magazine Elephant for eight years, and has written for titles including AnOther, BBC Culture, Financial Times, Frieze, Vice and Wallpaper. She is currently training to be a psychodynamic psychotherapist at The Tavistock Clinic in London and has experience working with clients around suicidal ideation and sexual trauma.