T H E U N C A N N Y
The "uncanny", or else the "strange" is something different from what we are used to.
It might be the other, the refugee, the immigrant, the murdered, the mentally unstable. However, sometimes it might also be the foreign piece that we hide within ourselves and we are challenged to negotiate with it.
There is a "basement" somewhere that we do not have fully the ability to know what's hidden. The question is how we think about it in our "foreign", maybe, difficult pieces? How do we recognise ourselves? And finally how we read our position in society and how we read it society itself.
Jean Paul Sartre once wrote that "Hell is other people". However, in modern society this quote tends to change in "Hell is myself"
A work in progress...