DIZZINESS — A Resource

Things you didn’t know about balance

21st May 2018

Tel Aviv University
Social Sciences Library, Room 308,
10:00 – 14:00

 

The workshop will begin with a presentation of by Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond entitled: Dizziness as a Resource.

They will first speak about the idea of Taumel (dizziness) as a resource with respect to moving image art. They will then define the notion of dizziness in the field of artistic practice in the greater context of art history and its contemporary philosophical implications. They will elucidate how dizziness breaks up the given, be it habits, beliefs, preconceptions or patterns, creating space and dynamics between established categories and perceived oppositions. In this sense dizziness provides power and dynamics to restructure, to rethink, to redesign the given. Moreover, they will introduce examples of artistic work strategies utilizing dizziness, e.g. Henry Hills, who overcame a personal and artistic crisis by getting dizzy and reflecting on previous experiences of dizziness. Finally, they will speak about their cooperation with creativity research and they will initiate a discussion on how the natural sciences and art can meet and learn together.

 

Following an intermission, short presentations (5-10 min with 0-3 slides, each):

— The beauty of nature as reflected in visualization of the inner ear.
Ofer Yizhar-Barnea and Shahar Taiber: Karen Avraham Lab, Sackler School of Medicine, TAU.

— Vestibular models and the eccentric preoccupation of Japanese in the beauty of mice variants.
Prof. Karen Avraham, Dept. of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry, Sackler School of Medicine, TAU.

— Dissociative disorder in vestibular patients.
Elyoseph Zohar: Carlos Gordon and Matti Mintz Lab, Sackler School of Medicine and School of Psychological Sciences, TAU.

— Experiencing imbalance with the sixth sense by manipulating unstable statues.
Andrew Dagay and Keren Lubash: Dana Baron and Etti Abergel Project, Sagol School of Neuroscience, TAU and Shenkar College of Arts.

— Is hyperactivity of ADHD related to vestibular deficiency?
Tamar Gur-Hartman: Tally Sagie and Matti Mintz Lab, Sackler School of Medicine and School of Psychological Sciences, TAU.

— Is anxiety of Autism related to vestibular deficiency?
Yael Harel: Aviva Valevsky- Fatal, Meir Lotan and Matti Mintz lab, Sackler School of Medicine and School of Psychological Sciences, TAU and Dept. of Physiotherapy, Ariel University.

— Perception: The artist and not the viewer.
Dario Geisinger: Carlos Gordon and Matti Mintz Lab, Sackler School of Medicine and School of Psychological Sciences, TAU.

— Weight of the sensory perception and behavior: Clinical implications.
Prof. Hamlet Suarez, Director of the Laboratory of Otoneurology. British Hospital. Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

— Balance in the elderly: Is it better to safely board the couch?
Prof. Yael Netz, Wingate College of Sports.

— Body balance required for mental balance.
Dr. Orit Erez, Wingate College of Sports.

— Smartphones in the service of balance.
Prof. Matti Mintz, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, TAU.

 

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