The Uncanny Archive

Uncanny Art, Photography, and Films

Author: Diana Marin

Diana Marin is a creative content writer, founder, curator, and editor of The Uncanny Archive, art lover, poet, and social media enthusiast. She is a Literature and Film Graduate, with a Master’s degree in Film, Photography, and Media. She is never afraid to explore and embrace the multi-faceted nature of her mind, artistic potential, and of the world through interdisciplinary interests. Some of the themes she has researched and been inspired by throughout the years are the uncanny, memories, identity, dreams, the Unconscious mind, and channelling mental health disorders into art. Personal Website: dianamarin.com
Dead Ringers (1988): The Uncanny Double – Narcissistic Symbiosis

Dead Ringers (1988): The Uncanny Double – Narcissistic Symbiosis

Let’s celebrate David Cronenberg’s birthday by immersing ourselves in the uncanny, gruesome, and occasionally dreamlike psychological horror universe of Dead…

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A glimpse into the mind of Louise Bourgeois: art and psychoanalysis

A glimpse into the mind of Louise Bourgeois: art and psychoanalysis

Louise Bourgeois viewed art as an alternative form of psychoanalysis, an unravelling of the psyche, as it is based on…

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Signe Pierce: a vibrant, hyperreal, holographic spectacle with vaporwave vibes

Signe Pierce: a vibrant, hyperreal, holographic spectacle with vaporwave vibes

New York-based contemporary multimedia artist Signe Pierce self-identifies as a reality artist, exploring the blurred lines between art and technology,…

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Alex Prager’s uncanny film stills: vivid, glamorous depictions of alienation

Alex Prager’s uncanny film stills: vivid, glamorous depictions of alienation

Fascinated by the mysterious quality of the colour photographs of William Eggleston, a 20 year-old Alex Prager decided to buy…

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Gregory Crewdson’s uncanny cinematic photography

Gregory Crewdson’s uncanny cinematic photography

Gregory Crewdson’s dark, atmospheric, cinematic photographs capture perfectly framed frozen moments incorporating disconnected figures which seem to reflect the domestic…

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A glimpse of Annihilation (2018): The Uncanny Within

A glimpse of Annihilation (2018): The Uncanny Within

After the success of his intense directorial debut, Ex Machina, Alex Garland creates a cinematic adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s first book…

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Nosferatu: subverting the myth of the romanticised vampire and embodying the human desire for the uncanny

Nosferatu: subverting the myth of the romanticised vampire and embodying the human desire for the uncanny

There are two cinematic masterpieces depicting Nosferatu: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922), a German expressionist film adaptation of Dracula,…

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Marie-poupée (1976): life-like dolls and fetishism

Marie-poupée (1976): life-like dolls and fetishism

Marie-poupée (1976), dir. by Joël Séria, is a problematic, subversive French psychosexual drama with horror undertones, tackling the lurid, uncomfortable…

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Psychological horror films set in the fashion world: The Neon Demon (2016) and Helter Skelter (2012)

Psychological horror films set in the fashion world: The Neon Demon (2016) and Helter Skelter (2012)

The Neon Demon (2016), directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a surreal hyper-stylised psychological horror film unveiling a dark satire of…

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Melancholia (2011) – the visually striking overture, an eerie dreamscape & an exquisite cinematic symphony of death

Melancholia (2011) – the visually striking overture, an eerie dreamscape & an exquisite cinematic symphony of death

The opening sequence of Melancholia (2011, Lars von Trier), a collection of gloomy, surreal, painting-resembling, slow-motion shots, is an insidious introduction to…

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