Put to Sleep

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When Old Heritage buildings are closed for the season, most furniture and objects are covered with white sheets. The terminology for this action is called to put the house to sleep, hence the title of the work, put to sleep. By covering a figure with a sheet it is not possible to have proof that the figure is alive or whether it is a doll or a sculpture. By not recognising this fact the image is trapped in an uncanny position, a condition or description used by Freud.

The white sheet is not only making the object into the uncanny but also rendering the figure into a state of emptiness. However emptiness also poses questions towards a state, which is not fixed, and in constant flux. By removing the defined and fixed state one opens up to reflections and associations where reality is questioned. 

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