Research Paper Thoughts

Working title: The uncanny and the absurd as experienced in architectural space and the carefully constructed worlds of artists Tatiana Trouve, Katinka Bock, and Eva Rothschild.

Installation view of “Katinka Bock, _o_o__o,” 2017, at Mercer Union, Toronto.
YUULA BENIVOLSKI/COURTESY MERCER UNION, A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, TORONTO AND GALERIE JOCELYN WOLFF, PARIS

Katinka Bock “Februar” at Meyer Riegger, Berlin

In philosophy, “the Absurd” refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and the human inability to find any.

The uncanny is the psychological experience of something as strangely familiar, rather than simply mysterious. It may describe incidents where an everyday object or event is encountered in an unsettling, eerie, or taboo context.

The absurd in art and architecture

Uncertainty

The Myth of Sisyphus- chapter absurd creation

The Folly

The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely-Book by Anthony Vidler

Eeerie stillness

Polder 2001 by Tatiana Trouvé

Gilles Deluze

Surrealism/minimalism

Absurdism in postmodern art

David Lynch

Tatiana Trouve?