Left, Nasreen Mohamedi, Ink on diary page, entry dated March 1981. Via. More. Right, photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans, In Flight Astro (II), 2010.
See also, Étienne-Louis Boullée’s reimagined Cénotaphe à Newton, 1795. More.
The German word ‘unheimlich’is obviously the opposite of ‘heimlich’ [‘homely’], ‘heimisch’ [‘native’] the opposite of what is familiar; and we are tempted to conclude that what is ‘uncanny’ is frightening precisely because it is not known and familiar. Naturally not everything that is new and unfamiliar is frightening, however; the relation is not capable of inversion.
Sigmund Freud, from The Uncanny, 1919. Via.