Friday, 11th December 2015
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion with Annette Lowe - The Club Room
by Gian Piero Quaglino
taken from SPRING Journal, vol 92, Spring 2015
8.00pm Guest Lecture - The Sanctuary
The Human Hands as a Symbol
Man alone has a hand. He uses it as a tool, as a symbol and as a weapon.
The human hand is not just an organ of performance; it is also an organ of perception.
The hands may almost be said to speak.
Do we not use them to demand, promise, summon, dismiss, threat,
express aversion, or fear, question or deny?
Do we not use them to indicate joy, sorrow, hesitation, confession, quantity,
number and time?
This lecture will examine the Human Hands as a symbol. After a general introduction covering Mythology and Brain-Hand research, A special attention will be given to the Arts – Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Literature and Poetry will provide ample examples of Artist’s use of Hands as a symbol of our innermost Being.
TSVIA ARAN-SHAPIR has a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University (US), an Arts Degree in Sculpture from Antwerp High Academy of Fine Arts (Belgium), and a Certificate of Expressive Therapies (Australia).
She is currently at training at The Jung Institute, Zurich (Switzerland).