Exorcising Unhomely Street: filmic intuition and the representation of post-concussive syndrome

GENT, Susannah (2017). Exorcising Unhomely Street: filmic intuition and the representation of post-concussive syndrome. Journal for Artistic Research, 14.

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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.

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Additional Information: Open Access journal only available through the journal's website.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Media Arts and Communication
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.22501/jar.285865
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Depositing User: Susannah Gent
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 12:03
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 12:32
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17721

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