What artist John Goto does is to “explore the relationship between biography and the unconscious.” All of the works in the exhibition are inspired by the “life, work and dreams” of Jelly Roll Morton. Yes, definitely dreams. The picture above has a knife on the piano stool, recalling a particular incident in Morton’s real-or-imagined life. There is also an augmented reality installation and iPhone owners can download the LAYAR app to make this work. The exhibition is supported by the University of Derby where John is a Professor.
The Freud Museum in Marefield Gardens NW3 is not just a couch and a house: it’s chock full of tiny artefacts – Egyptian, African etc. Amazing. It’s a far bigger collection than I for one ever knew. And there’s a museum shop, which allows the Freud personality cult, and indeed the mind and credit card, to wander into …Freud mugs (aren’t we all?), bearded dolls and even Freud chocolate. This exhibition is definitely a Go-to. (groan).