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Uncanny Home
by Yan Zhou

Photo by Photo by Chu Wang

Yan Zhou has designed the Uncanny Home exhibition in Shanghai, China.

This project is a photography exhibition where no photography can be seen upon arrival where the concept was influenced by Sigmund Freud's writing on uncanny feelings about mirrors, shadows, and souls.

Designer Yan Zhou was commissioned by the design research magazine DEMO to design a travel exhibition for their Covid-related project about the uncanny corners at home where a sense of inexplicable suspicion reappears.

Each piece of Uncanny Home is folded and placed inside a series of modular 3D-printed shelves. Visitors are invited to slide out each piece and view them from an intimate distance.


This project has been longlisted in the exhibition design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Yan Zhou

Project: Uncanny Home

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