On Telepathy and Philippines: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous

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On Telepathy and Philippines: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous

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By Alexandra Grant.

Several years ago, the French writer, playwright, and philosopher Hélène Cixous gave me one of her books, “Philippines,” as a source for collaboration between her text and my artistic practice. “Philippines” is based around the story of “Peter Ibbetson,” a novel by Georges du Maurier, where two childhood friends are separated by class and country, reuniting as adults in a shared dream that takes place in a primal forest. Hélène describes the book as filled with “silhouettes of characters that seemed to have always been with me.”

Video and excerpts from my conversation with Hélène are here:

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Photo credit: Kevin Kane.