A German filmmaker asked Ronald D. Laing in 1988 for an interview for a television contribution for the German channel ZDF. Mr. Laing declined, but invited the filmmaker to join the symposium “Geist und Natur. Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Einheit” in Vienna. They went out drinking and talking every night and then one day went swimming in the hotel’s swimming pool. Mr. Laing said: “Do you still want the interview? Let’s do it here.”
This is a transcript of the interview.
Big Science by Laurie Anderson plays.