A Screening and Conversation with Film-Maker and Media Activist François Pain
François Pain is a film-maker who has documented key moments in the history of Institutional Analysis. He worked with Felix Guattari at the Clinique of La Borde and went on to develop projects with Guattari and others in the research groups FGERI (Fédération des groupes d’études et de recherches institutionnelles) and CERFI (Centre d’études, de recherches et de formation institutionnelles), where he founded the Imago Group.
With psychiatrists Jean-Claude Polack and Danielle Sivadon he made the film François Tosquelles, Une politique de la folie, about the radical Catalan psychiatrist and founder of Institutional Psychotherapy. Other films include, Min à La Borde, and Monument à Félix Guattari, the latter of which featured in a large exhibition on Guattari in the Forum of the Centre Pompidou.
Pain is the co-founder of the Federation of NonCommercial Free Radios and Radio Tomato, and co-producer of the Unchained Channel (1991) and Chaosmédia (1994). He will screen films and be in conversation with Rachel Wilson.
Rachel Wilson is a mental health recovery worker with the charity Single Homeless Project, an educator and an alumni of Goldsmiths Visual Cultures. Her research focuses on radical pedagogies, mental health activism and moving image. She is a member of the mental health collective Other Ways to Care.
"Reflections on La Borde" is part of the Visual Cultures Public Programme, Spring 2020 series "The Institution Overturned", organised by Anthony Faramelli and Janna Graham.
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