Freud’s The Uncanny - One-Hundred Years Later, an Exhibition Recalls the Celebrated Work

Freud’s The Uncanny - One-Hundred Years Later, an Exhibition Recalls the Celebrated Work
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A sinister experience, rich with mystery and highly seductive, leads visitors along a stunning journey through Sigmund Freud’s former home. A century after the publishing of the long essay The Uncanny - a collection of thoughts and theories that inspired art, cinema, literature and a world of psycho-analytical research - the Freud Museum pays homage to the Austrian psycho-analyst, exploring the legacy of his studies. What is it that transforms something fearful into a mystery? Elizabeth Dearnley, Martha Todd and Karolina Urbaniak and Martin Bladh have created a series of works capable of instilling angst in the observer, dialoguing with various engravings by German surrealist painter Hans Bellmer. Besides learning of historic and contemporary contests, the public will be invited to enter an immersive room inspired by the The Sandman, a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1815, which takes on the theme of ambiguity by exploring a robot’s imagination. Freud used this as an example in The Uncanny in as much as it was highly successful in provoking a sinister feeling in readers.
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