Barbara Jazbec (SI)
The Uncanny TV
Interactive installation (2022)
“The Uncanny TV” is an interactive installation whereby browsing through TV channels the spectator is invited to discover the mystery of the ghost hidden inside the uncanny imagination of electronic media. The TV channels in the installation are built from AI-generated animation and video works. They bring a deeper investigation into the world of uncanniness. As Ernst Jentsch said: ''If one wants to come closer to the essence of the uncanny, it is better not to ask what it is, but rather to investigate how the effective excitement of the uncanny arises in psychological terms, how the psychical conditions must be constituted so that the ‘uncanny’ sensation emerges.''