One of the most interesting books/essays I’ve ever read, I just recently sat back down to re-read it. Got me thinking a lot about the difference between what is Uncanny and what is simply strange or horrifying. It’s an extremely fine line, but it’s something that I strive for in my work. I think if I didn’t want to be an artist, I’d go into psychology- it’s fascinating. Read this if you haven’t already - I’m pretty sure it’s free on Google Books too!
Here’s a preview:
“Freud’s account of growing up involves a different developmental story of unresolvable conflict, repression, and displacement, which transposes the terms of the discussion in to a different, darker key.” (Hugh Haughton)
“Some of the grandest and most overwhelming creations of art are still unsolved riddles to the understanding.”
“Our most haunting experiences of otherness tell us that the alien begins at home, wherever that may be.”