The Artistic Interventions Of The Freud Home / Museum Communicate Ideas Around Memory And The Uncanny

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Bethany Knapper Stillness & Time CP2 Assessment #2
Analyse the ways in which the artistic interventions made in the Freud home/museum communicate ideas around memory and the Uncanny.
Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, developed an entirely new way of understanding the human mind; he is regarded as the founder of psychoanalysis. His London home was used by the Freud family from 1938 until the death of his youngest daughter Anna in 1982, it has since then become a museum to honour Freud preserving parts of the house such as the iconic study as it would have been during his lifetime. Over the years the Freud home has hosted several artistic interventions influenced by Freudian theory, as it continues to inform artists who explore their minds through their individual practice; particularly the practitioners relationship with the past. I have chosen to analyse the ways in which three separate artistic interventions communicate ideas around memory and the Uncanny. The exhibitions I will be discussing are Appointment by Sophie Calle, Alice Anderson’s Childhood Rituals and Every piece of dust on Freud’s couch by Adam Broomberg…

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