Recent research project working in partnership with Dr Jill Lebihan looking at creativity within teaching and learning. Here is the theory starting point based around Winnicott I guess some may say it’s uncanny.
“Playing is the process of finding through pleasure what interests you, but it is by definition a state of transitional knowing, creative by virtue of being always inconclusive.”
(Phillips, A. (1988). Winnicott. Cambridge Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press p. 144)
The Study of the Uncanny: we were looking at and discussed images of the ‘uncanny’. We explored the issues of discomfort, boundaries, expectations, ‘excessiveness’, toleration of anxiety, safety and the unexpected. Below are a selection of images we used, none of the images below are mine and come from a wide range of talented artists.