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Toronto

Oakville Galleries, Centennial Square

Shannon Te Ao

Ka mua, ka muri

SHANNON TE AO, Ka mua, ka muri2020, still from two-channel video: 5 min 30 sec. Courtesy the artist.

In his 1919 essay “Das Unheimliche (The Uncanny),” Sigmund Freud describes the unconscious experience of the uncanny as “that species of the frightening that goes back to what was once well known and had long been familiar.” In a more immediate register, the German word unheimliche translates to “unhomely.” There is a feeling of both the uncanny and unhomely

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