The Uncanny Archive

Uncanny Art, Photography, and Films

Osmosis: an ambivalent, philosophical take on AI-facilitated romance

Osmosis: an ambivalent, philosophical take on AI-facilitated romance

Osmosis (2019, TV, now on Netflix), created by Audrey Fouché, is a French sci-fi drama series with echoes of Black Mirror, albeit less nihilistic,…

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The OA: Visions of Afterlives

The OA: Visions of Afterlives

Netflix’s The OA, created by Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij, is an intriguing, engrossing fantasy show centred around Prairie (played by Brit),…

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The mythology of Archive 81

The mythology of Archive 81

Based on the eponymous supernatural horror podcast, Archive 81 unveils a world blending occult, mythological, familiar, parapsychological, and Lovecraftian elements,…

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Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

Written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, Häxan / Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) constitutes a mix of documentary style storytelling, essay film, and gothic horror. Blurring the lines between real historical facts and fabricated narratives, Häxan provides an intriguing, partly fictionalised and dramatised depiction of witchcraft through history.

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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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