Specters by Christy Wahl

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COURSE: Art 448 – Digital Imaging Studio

MEDIUM: Video; Music Video

This short video plays with the idea of the “uncanny,” a concept originally laid out by Sigmund Freud in his eponymous essay of 1919.  The German word for uncanny (unheimlich) is, he tells us, the opposite of the familiar or “belong[ing] to the home” (heimlich) and this music video of sorts thinks with this idea in its literal form—a house. We are invited into a doll’s house in which things and people are concealed and the inanimate and animate switch roles.