The Uncanny; 3 definitions

1: The Uncanny can be described as an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar. 

2: The Uncanny is generated by being reminded of the repetition compulsion, not by being reminded of whatever it is that is repeated, an echo. 

3: The Uncanny is the word always falling away from itself in to its opposite, yet affirming itself in doing so. The Uncanny comes into being as a law of non-contradiction.

Artists working with video, sound, installations or text are invited to submit works regarding the concept of The Uncanny. The exhibition will take place in Cork city at TACTIC . For more information see

Deadline: 26th August

 Please include the following with submissions.

 Outline of proposed idea/ links to work

Artist statement, bio and C.V

Links to websites/blogs/previous work.

Applications to

On the threshold of everything inside and out curated by Liam Slevin opened on Wednesday August 10th. More people than expected turned up and it all went smoothly. Well as possible considering people were waiting to get in before we were ready to open and one of Matthew Slack's pieces was stood on and damaged within 20minutes! For more photographs from the installation see our facebook page (where everything is premiered).

Two Doors
Two Doors. Seamus McCormack. Video still
The artists have been announced for On the threshold of everything inside and out curated by Liam Slevin.
Kevin Tuohy, Seamus McCormack , Mary Cooke, Sharon McCarthy and Matthew Slack.

It will open at 7pm on Wednesday 10th of August and will run from till the 20th. Opening hours Wed-Sat 12-5pm or by appointment.


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