CAMILLA HOWALT
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fine art thesis

'Of Space and Anxiety - an Inquiry into the Uncanny of Memory'

In this thesis I intend to explore the idea of architecture being a psychoanalytical subject, therefore transgressing its intrinsic nature as object. I asked myself whether some of the consequences of an objectification or alienation of a psychoanalytical subject happen as a consequence of the subjectification of architecture? Or could it be that by identifying architecture with the subject as an Other would imply or suggest that the subject reverts him- or herself to an object? The clue to understand these replacements, I felt could be found within exploring a particular notion of 'empty space' laid out between architecture, its objects and subjects. Above all, I wondered if I could continue these contemplations in dialogue with architecture as a subject?

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