UNCANNY WORLDS

This work explores the uncanny by utilising glitch and horror photography. Whilst it is important to recognise that glitch art is deeply associated with the digital and the fallibility of technology, here glitch is used primarily to delve deep into the idea of multiple realities in a way that utilises the uncanny in a uniquely unsettling way. The uncanny, as discussed by Sigmund Freud, is a crucial part of this work due to the intense interrelation of the glitch and the uncanny, with the glitch being used to create scenes that are somewhat familiar, yet strikingly unfamiliar and distorted. A children’s playground is utilised to bring forth a sense of familiarity and nostalgia, further accentuating the uncanny uneasiness of the images with the masked figure present appearing to disappear from frame, accentuating these concepts whilst paying homage to Halloween and the influence the holiday has had on the horror genre.