Notes from reading about Gober by Hal Foster

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My notes are directly related to ways that I identify myself in the ideas in Gober’s work, so this is quite slanted reporting (but it’s a blog, so that’s expected, right?).

Gober creates uncanniness through moods of aloneness, voyeurism and lack of sense place and time.

Primal Fantasies: the fantasy is not the object of desire, but it’s setting
Gober creates the setting putting the viewer into a space like a Magritte painting or a Kafka novel.

Delay and suspension are fundamental to desire.

Connecting childhood memories with new experiences or information changes the meaning of the memory.

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