L'esprit de l'Escalier
A revised version of a paper given in ‘Outside/In: architecture, psychoanalysis, and spaces in-between’ at the Freud Museum, London, in June 2006, during ‘Architecture Week (Arts Council of England), the text ostensibly pursues the references to domestic architecture in the dreams of Sigmund Freud as a narrative, while the subtext expresses anxiety, loss, and the revisiting of a subjective past – oh, and the forgetting of a lovely pair of shoes, as the author and Freud miss a collision on the stairs of 19 Bergasse, Vienna. The text is punctuated by a series of black and white photographs, taken on the stairs of the same apartment block, as the author searched for her title, her shoes, and her subject.
also available from the series:
An Agent of the Estate
Freud and the Gift of Flowers