The Genesis Speech: Toby Ziegler at Freud Museum

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The Freud Museum London is proud to present Toby Ziegler's exhibition The Genesis Speech. Taking its title from the final scene of Lindsay Anderson's 1982 film Britannia Hospital, wherein the protagonist reveals his plans for the future of humanity, the series of sculptural and digital interventions weaves into the fabric of the Freud Museum's collection. For several years Ziegler's work has been characterized by an investigation into the ways that images and objects accumulate and shed narratives, and Freud's collection of antiquities epitomises this. Freud collected artefacts - statues of Egyptian, Greek and Roman gods, fertility symbols and phalluses - which can be seen as symbols of specific human drives, but also gradually became familiar ornaments, absorbed into their environment; for his patients they may have had completely different associations again, sometimes functioning as triggers in their analysis. The works in this exhibition, though in situ for only a short time, imagine themselves as comparable to this process of absorption.

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Adult Ticket: From £8.00 (USD10.65) per ticket
Concession Ticket: From £4.00 (USD5.33) per ticket

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Freud Museum

Address
20 Maresfield Gardens
London
NW3 5SX
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7435 2002
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