Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst based in Stockholm, who sees analysands internationally.
Dr. Sinclair recently authored the book Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and edited Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019). Dr. Sinclair hosts a podcast of the same name Rendering Unconscious Podcast where she speaks with psychoanalysts, psychologists, philosophers, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, artists & other intellectuals about their work, process, education, career-path, current events, the state of mental health care, politics, the arts and culture. Various platforms that host the podcast may be found via www.renderingunconscious.org/about.
Dr. Sinclair is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis and facilitates psychoanalytic events and conferences internationally. Her most recent conference Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis was held in Merano, Italy, spring 2019, at Pienzenau and Brunnenburg Castles. Psychoanalysis to Come: Community and Culture, scheduled to be in Copenhagen summer 2020, was postponed due to the pandemic.
On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, evolved from a conference On Violence and Psychoanalysis held at Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus, New York City, 2015.
Similarly, collected papers from the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London 2016, co-hosted with Carl Abrahamsson were published as a special edition of The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart Books, 2017).
Her book of cut-up poetry Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016) is also available. Together with artist Katelan Foisy she explores the creative potential inherent in the cut-up method. A book of their artwork Chaos of the Third Mind is upcoming from Fulgur Ltd (2021).
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