Uncanny and Black Revisited

Uncanny and Black was created in 2007 for the purpose of conveying the theme of being overwhelmed by the weight of the uncanny. The word “uncanny” has many definitions, but I followed the idea, from Sigmund Freud’s essay, The “Uncanny,” that it is the “uncertainty whether an object is living or inanimate,” as used in describing E.T.A. Hoffman’s, The Sandman, from the volume Nachtstücken. The uncertainty that arises by giving life to the lifeless black fabric is meant to produce feelings of the uncanny.

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