Red Book Dialogues – Charlie Kaufman

Charile Kaufman Bares His Unconscious – WNYC Culture

I’ve listened to it now, and thoroughly enjoyed this.

Charile Kaufman Bares His Unconscious Monday, November 30, 2009 * Email * Share * Print * Like This Filmmaker Charlie Kaufman and Jungian analyst John Beebe plumbed the depths of the writer’s famously complex mind during a Jungian chat last month at the Rubin Museum. [From The Red Book by C.G. Jung] From The Red Book by C.G. Jung (Rubin Museum)

 Kaufman and Beebe’s conversation was part of the museum’s Red Book Dialogues, which pairs analysts and artists in conversation about the godfather of the unconscious, Carl Jung. Kaufman interpreted an image of a person-shaped figure (pictured to the left), arched in pain or ecstasy, and outlined by a sea of blue wavy figures. Kaufman spent a lot of time arguing against imposing borders on life in general. The “notion of being protected from the outside world,” Kaufman said, is “false and ego driven.” They also explored Kaufman’s fear of running over someone while driving. “If I killed a bug, I could go on. If I [accidentally] killed a person, I don’t know how I could go on,” Kaufman said.

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