The Yellow Room contains an illumin-
ated wall for hanging up the finished collage, a chair for the interviewer
and a sofa for the collage-maker to lie down, positioned so both
can see, and point to, the collage while speaking to each other.
A big computer screen connected makes it possible to construct transient,
experimental collages within the interview situation, and
then be able to output selected images as slides.
greatest contribution was horizontal, but it was never accorded it proper
weight, either by himself or anyone who came after. This was his asking
patient to lie down, an innovation that was given second-class status as
one of the aspects of technique, which itself has been considered not as
important as theory. This vertical conceptual bias obscured the significance
of the posture, keeping analystis glued to the material that
is produced when a person lies down instead of focusing them on the actual
transformations brought about by the posture.
Lying Down: The Horizontal Worldview, 1984
Do you mean to say that you read my train of thoughts from
Your features, and especially your eyes.
The Resident Patient,
The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, 1985
sentences are the gateway to language
Ostensive learning is fundamental, and requires observability. The child
and the parent must both see red when a child learns red,
and one of them must see also that the other sees red at the same time
contributes by heightening the salience of a portion of
the visual field. Primitively this salience is conferred on the pointing
finger and its immediate background
The Roots of Reference, 1974
the material of a given reality collage brings forth, through transposition,
another reality, which reveals the inner essence of that which
has become dulled through habituation. By relieving reality of its rules
of the game, collage presents designs for experimentation patterns
which are new, unused, and posssibly valid only for the moment.
Prinzip Collage, 1968
is all the more unfortunate given the remarkable strides that have been
made in this century in the understanding of symbolic processes. It is
probably fair to say that, as most of these advances have occurred in
fields outside psychology proper, few of them have been either conceptually
appreciated or methodologically harnessed by psychotherapeutic practice.
If here, as in other fields, utilization of appropriate technology and
required production time stand in inverse relation to each other, then
a judicious, theoretically informed capital intensity might support an
imminently brief and democratically available psychotherapy.