10 January 2013
18:30 - 20:30
This event is now fully booked, with a waiting list in operation. Places may become available - if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please send an email to the booking address above.
Join us for an evening of short films and discussion exploring the space between sleeping and waking. The Sleep Paralysis Project examines the phenomena of sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucination – the experience of becoming conscious during sleep while the body is paralysed, often with a crushing sensation and the feeling of a presence in the room. This happens to as many as 50% of people at some point in their lives. Tonight’s event will explore the scientific basis and cultural significance.
After the screening there will be a discussion led by professor of psychology Chris French (Goldsmiths, University of London) and David Morgan (psychoanalyst in private practice and a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis). This recorded event is part of the Sleep Paralysis Project, a short film and cross-platform research project supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, presented in association with the Dana Centre and the London Short Film Festival.
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