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Kirby's projects, with whatever nickname, notoriously have always been influenced by memory and its dysfunctions, by the way humans perceive the past (and the present according to the past and the places), and therefore also by reflecting upon what already exists as a sort of archival memory.Nowadays, Kirby’s best known and acclaimed nickname is The Caretaker, chosen after Jack Nicholson's role in Stanley Kubrik's The Shining, another case of someone letting his cognitive processes being highly affected and manipulated by space and time... and another uncanny presence conditioning the overall perception: the presence of the Overlook Hotel and of its spooky story. If we refer to the concept of uncanny - translating the German word unheimlich, known in the Freudian psychoanalysis as "un-homely", unfamiliar - as Anthony Vidler discussed it around the conditions of arts and architecture in the modern world, we find that it also fits Kirby’s work perfectly, since it shares much in common, for example, with the psychoanalytic attitude of Surrealism. With Matthew P. Shiel's "The Purple Cloud" or Mark Z. Danielewski's "House of Leaves", and especially with David Lynch's movies, "Inland Empire" not only contains all of the keys to fully understand the meanings of its own details, and of all of Lynch's production, but maybe also to go deeper in deciphering many of the most fascinatingly disturbing music works of our times, be they Eno's darkest side, or Labradford. Kirby suspends the listener in an aural ganzfeld where some blurred reference points appear unexpectedly from the mist, confusing us further, mixing aural hallucinations with physical stimulations, impulses self-produced by the neural system with the ones deriving from external actions, making us feel "un-homely," even if we feel that everything is at its right place and we can let ourselves go. And yet Kirby makes us curious to go deeper in understanding how our brain processes our perceptions, similar to James Turrell's Dark Spaces installations, where a condition inspired by lucid dreaming is set semi-artificially.http://www.junkmedia.org/index.php?i=2550