The Talking Cure: Art Meets Freud in Lower East Side Exhibit

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Artists find inspiration in lots of different places. Chelsea sculptor Melissa Stern takes her inspiration from smart phones and Sigmund Freud. "The Talking Cure” takes its name from Freud’s original description of psychoanalysis. The art show, through December 20, consists of twelve Stern sculptures, each with an interactive audio track created by a literary collaborator.

Stern asked 12 novelists, screenwriters, and playwrights to each chose a sculpture. Each author has written the imagined monologue inside the sculpture's mind, recorded by a TV or theater actor. When viewers point their Smartphone, Blackberry or Apple I-Phone at the QR tag accompanying each sculpture, they hear the inner voice of the artwork. It’s a delightful and unique art event. And much less expensive than a visit to the shrink.

The Talking Cure : Art Meets Freud in Lower East Side Exhibit
Through December 20th, 2012
Smart Clothes Gallery
154 Stanton St. (at the corner of Suffolk St.)
212.627.3276