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Jason Dodge in Frieze Magazine

Many of Dodge’s works have a touch of the uncanny about them, in Sigmund Freud’s sense of Unheimlichkeit, which literally translates as ‘the becoming strange of one’s own home’, implying the establishing of a sense of distance between ourselves and our immediate surroundings. Likewise, Dodge estranges the viewer from the object, alienating the familiar and everyday by claiming, for instance, that there is poison inside a copper pipe. The uncanny is not something supernatural or ghostly, he suggests: it is the world and everything in it—objects, people, animals.  – Dominikus Muller