How to be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry is a Documentary programme.

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How to be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry

Psychotherapist Philippa Perry takes us on a playful journey into the unconscious to discover the deep roots of surrealism in the political upheavals of 1920s Europe, and new ways of understanding the human psyche. Melting clocks, lobster telephones - the perplexing images of surrealist art are instantly recognisable to millions. But for Philippa the radical ideas which inspired the original artists are often overlooked. Among her surrealist adventures, Philippa sets up her own Bureau of Surrealist Research on the streets of Paris and invites members of the public to tell her their dreams, she uncovers the role of women in the surrealism movement and has a go at being an artist's muse herself, rolls up her sleeves to try some surrealist techniques with art critic Adrian Searle, and puts on a screening of Dali and Bunuel's famous film Un Chien Andalou for a group of unsuspecting art students.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is How to be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 27th, 12:00am. See more...