7 Apr 2009

The Dangers

A subconscious narrative film written and directed by Siouxzi L. Mernagh

The screening was followed by a discussion led by Daniel Eschkötter (Weimar).

Synopsis: The Dangers | 18 mins | HD

‘The most dangerous plaything is woman…’

A mysterious hotel. Two inexplicable doppelgängers. A woman in need of danger. There are many things lurking in corners. Alice takes Hugo to a party in the penthouse suite. But they are already there. They have, unknowingly, been visitors before here and in places like this. There is a lot of blood – and whisperings beyond them.

Siouxzi L Mernagh is a filmmaker originally from Sydney and was a fellow at the ICI Berlin. Her fellow project explored the concept of ‘subconscious narrative filmmaking’ with her work ‘The Dangers’, an 18 minute short film based on a nightmare. Siouxzi has previously written, directed, produced, and designed six short films and is currently developing a ‘subconscious narrative’ feature film set in Berlin.


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Siouxzi L Mernagh
Daniel Eschkötter

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Part of the Conference

Phantasmata: Techniques of the Uncanny

The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to re-assess the Freudian concept of the ‘uncanny’ in relation to its reverberations in literature, arts, aesthetics and politics. Built upon a tension between familiarity and non-familiarity, the ›uncanny‹ is characterized by a peculiarly floating and undetermined nature, thereby allowing to re-discuss it as a model for understanding the interrelation between possible and impossible, norm and deviation in a given culture.

Texts were circulated among attendants before the beginning of the workshop, in order to offer a basis for discussion.

Further information and the programme can be found at


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Christine Blättler
Sandra Evans
Mathias Korn
Catherine Smale
Tan Wälchli
Roman Widholm
Michaela Wünsch
Elisabeth Bronfen
Anneleen Masschelein

Organized by

Fabio Camilletti
Martin Doll
Rupert Gaderer
Jan Niklas Howe
Paula Schwebel
In collaboration with the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (FU Berlin)
Cite as: ‘The Dangers’, screening presented at the conference Phantasmata: Techniques of the Uncanny, ICI Berlin, 7 April 2009 <>