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Uncanny Visions

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Featured, Talks | Comments Off

Uncanny Visions

Tin Shed Gallery will be hosting an evening of discussion at Goldsmiths, University of London on the 24th April 2013. In 1919 Freud described the uncanny as that “class of the terrifying which leads back to something long known to us, once very familiar.” This feeling of the familiar, yet foreign, where objects, artworks and surroundings produce uncomfortable feelings manifests itself in many ways; from stories in literature such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, to photographs of the dead and the notion of the double, to human-formed robots. The Uncanny Valley is a ravine...

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The role of collective memory in the construction of community identity and sense of place.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in News, Talks | Comments Off

The first Tin Shed Panel discussion will take place to coincide with the opening of Rui Filipe Antunes virtual Installation, Where is Lourenço Marques?  Speakers on the 29th November will be; Rui Filipe Antunes - Where is Lourenço Marques?  In the landscape of colonial Portugal, Lourenço Marques was the the proud capital of the province of Mozambique. This work is devoted to those who lived and inhabited that time and place, in a city which since its independence in 1975, became known as Maputo. Many of those inhabitants left Mozambique for social and political reasons during the...

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