THE UNCANNY: A RHIZOME OF THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART

“The Uncanny, or Das Unheimlich, is a concept developed by Freud in 1919, referring to the feeling of something threateningly strange but familiar at the same time. Despite being a small text, over the last century, this subject has often been debated in various fields such as philosophy, literature, science, and more recently with a strong focus on the arts field. By the 1920s arises the Surrealist movement, in full compliance with the novelty of psychoanalysis and Freud, working in the enhancement of the unconscious and dreams inside the creative activity. It is considered by many as the longest art movement of the modern era, and there is no absolute consensus about its ending date. This work seeks to present and reflect on the relationship between the uncanny and surrealism, proposing the uncanny as a rhizomatic aesthetic development of surrealism in contemporary times.”

Author(s)
Year 2016
Type Conference proceedings
Publication World Congress on Communication and Arts - Book of Abstracts
Pages 67-71
Local Guimarães
Ed/Org Cláudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi
ISBN / ISSN ISBN: 978-85-65992-54-1 & ISBN: 978-85-66680-54-6