This paper attempts to examine the workings of the unconscious, specifically in the sense in which it was defined by Sigmund Freud as the dream-work, the joke-work and the image-work. Freud’s findings and theories related to the unconscious image-work were put into practice by the surrealist artists of the early 20th century and may also come into play in contemporary computer based image creation, not only through the associative processes which are inherently embedded into the medium of hypertextuality, but also through the non-linear nature of the digital work environment itself, which provides the ability to traverse the creative journey backwards and forwards through commands such as undo, redo, copy, cut and paste which are brought about by the seeming indestructibility embedded into the very essence of its building blocks, the bits.
entre loup et chien
Words were originally magic, and the word retains much of its old magical power even to-day. With words one man can make another blessed, or drive him to despair; by words the teacher transfers his knowledge to the pupil; by words the speaker sweeps his audience with him and determines its judgments and decisions. Words call forth effects and are the universal means of influencing human beings. Therefore let us not underestimate the use of words… 
1.1 Flashback: entre loup et chien
… Within clouds reminiscent of ancient seas
floated rocks, gnawed down with your blood.
What a pity! You vanished in great numbers as if coexistent with a time that never was. I bent and picked up the sky from the ground, the sky you had carelessly dropped.
Oktay Rifat 
He is my ageing uncle. We are sitting in the garden of his house by the Aegean sea. I am 19 years old, and as ever mesmerised by him. It is twilight hour in late August. We are surrounded by wide open, darkening summer skies, the blurring outlines of trees and shrubs and the far off sounds of encroaching night. And then he says: entre loup et chien… That is all he says and in that one sentence I know what I must do. I have just been given a mission: I must seek that creature, the one that stands between the day and night; neither wolf nor dog. I must seek it with images and not words, although maybe words as well, or words that transform into images, narrative condensed into image: The transformation of the dream thought by way of the dream work into the image work.