A short animated film in four parts.
It is inspired by Sigmund Freud’s essay of the same name published in 1919.
What fascinated me in this topic is the fluidity of the term “Uncanny”. What does it mean? Is it the same as frightening, scary? No, it is, eerie, weird, it is unexplainable.
In his essay Freud writes that the uncanny “... undoubtedly belongs to all that is terrible—to all that arouses dread and creeping horror; it is equally certain, too, that the word is not always used in a clearly definable sense, so that it tends to coincide with whatever excites dread.”
In his essay Freud describes different motifs that can evoke in us the feeling of the uncanny - “we can collect all those properties of persons, things, sensations, experiences and situations which arouse in us the feeling of uncanniness, and then infer the unknown nature of the uncanny from what they all have in common.”
Out of them I chose four topics. The chosen motifs are the following : “The Double”, “Involuntary Repetition”, “The Evil Eye” and “In/Animate Objects”.