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Exorcising Unhomely Street: Filmic Intuition and the Representation of Post-concussive Syndrome (2017)

Susannah Gent

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My interdisciplinary, practice-led research involves a diverse methodological approach, including experimental film production, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience. In this exposition, I review the role of intuition in creative practice, and the influential factors when the work of art ‘happens’. The short, experimental film Unhomely Street represents the experience of post-concussive syndrome through a surrealist narrative with historical accounts of atrocity and anti-capitalist polemics. Having employed a new approach to filmmaking — a spontaneous method in which artistic decisions are informed by emotional tone rather than narrative concerns — I reflect upon this creative play. I draw on the work of neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, specifically his view that emotion underpins consciousness, Freud’s theory of the unconscious, and Irving Massey’s understanding of metaphor as the original, pre-linguistic language of thought.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsexperimental, subjective, neuroaesthetics, research, Damasio, Freud, Film-making, art practice
date10/12/2017
published10/12/2017
last modified10/12/2017
statuspublished
share statusprivate
affiliationSheffield Hallam University
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/285865/285866
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/jar.285865
published inJournal for Artistic Research
portal issue14.
external linksusannahgent.weebly.com


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286010 Clip16: Necessary Killing, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
286003 Clip15: Tomorrow, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285996 Clip14: Prisoners, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285986 Clip13: Pool of Hope, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285982 Clip 10: Abyss, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285978 Clip12: Darkness, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285968 Clip11: Tracks, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285963 Clip12: Darkness, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285953 Clip9: Tentacles, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285950 Clip8: BaseBeings, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent All rights reserved
285943 Clip7: Shed, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285926 Clip6: Park, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285916 Clip5: Unsustainable, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285904 Clip4: Wake Up, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285896 Clip3: MoreWar, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285889 Clip 2: Accident, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 20126 All rights reserved
285881 Clip1: Opening, UNHOMELY STREET S. Gent 2016 All rights reserved
285875 Clip1OpeningUNHOMELYST Susannah Gent All rights reserved
387473 base beings Susannah Gent All rights reserved

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