Simultaneous practical knot tying and psychoanalytic theory unraveling workshops!
One one side of the gallery, Ben Dean will teach the basics of terminology, types of knots, and how to tie the important ones. He’ll also talk about how to decide which knot is right for which job, and how to combine your knots to create adjustable harnesses or create mechanical advantage. This is a knot workshop for people who find themselves wrapping a lot of rope around things, tying a whole lot of granny knots, or just resorting to duct tape.
On the other side of the gallery, David Eng will be hosting 10 minute “Lacansultations” in which he will desperately attempt to explain French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s use of knot theory as a topological model illustrating the psychic structure of the subject. There will probably be many repetitions of the phrase “Actually, it’s a lot more complicated than that.”
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