DIZZINESS — A Resource

Ruth Anderwald
Karoline Feyertag
Leonhard Grond
Mode d’emploi

Starting with the attempt to call the phenomenon of dizziness by its proper name, this book brings together diverse voices considering the potential of this in-between state from multiple perspectives and in view of different disciplines. Read More.
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Jarosław Lubiak
Semantics of Dizziness

Dizziness is the name of what disrupts communication, understanding, comprehension. It suspends beyond all certainty. Hence dizziness is not a notion as it gets in the way of comprehending. Read More.
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Dizziness—A Resource:
Dizziness and the Compossible Space
in Research-Creation

‘Dizziness’ implies notions of physical and emotional disequilibrium, staggering, confusion, uncertainty, and turmoil. This article discusses dizziness as a possible resource for creativity including the concept of the ‘compossible space’. Read More.

Rebekka Ladewig
Spatial Confusion.
Episodes from the
Experimental History of Vertigo

Keeping our bodily balance is a continuous performance, including the effort to keep the erect posture against gravity. However, since this performance remains strictly subliminal we become aware of the state of equilibrium only in the event of disruption: in the very moment we loose our balance, stumble and fall, or more generally, when the relation between the body and the surrounding world is irritated, disturbed, or interrupted as it is characteristic in the state of vertigo. Read More.
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Creating Art: An Experience Sampling Study in the Domain of Moving Image Art

This study investigated work-related behaviors and feelings in the process of creating art. In a collaborative effort by creativity researchers and artistic researchers, we invited artists to create a short film or video for an international art competition and monitored them for 2 weeks while producing the artwork. Read More.
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Scott Evans
Staggering Through Tragedy

If one notes the amount of staggering performed or stammered by characters in Waiting for Godot, it can be quite surprising. In fact, few plays contain characters that spend as much time stumbling or tottering about the stage. It is almost as if they are sailors in the midst of a violent squall, but this is not the case. Read More.
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Karoline Feyertag
Queering Dizziness

There is a lot of “queering something” these days, although Queer Theory is certainly not yet part of the major scientific or philosophical discourse. I will argue that dizziness is not just another concept, which needs queering, but that dizziness is fundamentally linked to queerness. Read More.
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Karoline Feyertag
Dizziness in
Compossible Spaces

How did we succeed to make dizziness a sort of commonplace? After several cross-disciplinary gatherings in the course of the research project ‘Dizziness–A Resource’, it became clear that the introduction of the concept of dizziness into divergent research fields created a compossible space, formed by our common interest in the experience of and reflection on dizziness. Read More.
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Maya Shmailov
The Personality and Motivation
of a Dizzy Creator

But what characterizes these people who defy norms, who disregard conventional boundaries, institutionalized norms, and accepted reward and evaluation systems – people who, in fact, not only view conventional boundaries as ridiculous but do not see boundaries to start with? Read More.
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Karoline Feyertag
The unexplained “Rest” —
Dizziness as a Resource

I saw the Statue of Liberty, and — this is weird — I saw it, and I just had it,” he said. He swiftly decided that he wanted to “spin around this thing. Read More.
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Ruth Anderwald
Gravity and Dizziness

Gravity lends weight to all objects and causes the tides, but it can also be used to connote seriousness and depth, or a metaphorical weight or tide. If gravity is another word for seriousness, lightness connotes levity, humour and flippancy. Read More.
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Karoline Feyertag
Inside/Outside and The Ground beneath Our Feet
with Comments by Feyertag,
Anderwald + Grond

Only since contemporary philosophy could compossibility also mean that opposites, several mutually contradictory worlds or heterogeneous truths, are possible within the same universe and without necessarily entailing separation, distinction or any dichotomy between them. Read More.
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Robert Prosser
Dizzy on Stage.
Trance in Anthropology and Practice

It's one thing to write a text, but another to read it out loud and in front of an audience, where one becomes vulnerable. On the other hand, through this act of reaching out, potentially, it touches people more directly than through the written word. Voice is limited to a place, at a specific time. It's intimate: one speaks, the other listens. Read More.
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Leonhard Grond
Instability to Provoke Reorganisation

Improvisation for me means to steadily scan my environment with all my senses in order to be able to react. This monitoring was a movement or awareness in as many directions as possible. Read More.
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Ruth Anderwald
Headlessness1 as Dizziness

Drifting away my perception changes. I can only recognise parts of what I do, see, hear and experience. Only in a quiet, secluded environment can I enjoy this state of dizziness, because I can deliver myself into it. Read More.
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Karoline Feyertag
Get Entangled!
On Positions and Momentums

Why have we always been thinking in “straight lines” when Lucretius had already observed the swerve as a permanent change of motion? Read More.
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Kathrin Wojtowicz
Distraction as a Landing Net?
Notes on the Potential of the Amusement Park

So the bright colors and the multifariousness of the Prater attractions were simply there to be used as a physical means to make something that always seemed new available to the visitors using them – human beings, children, and adults alike – something that always seemed new to them as they clambered down from them or came out of them, even if they were just the same old rides. Read More.
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Karoline Feyertag
On the Threshold
in between Motion and Standstill.

How can we utilise dizziness in the sense of ‘staring into the abyss’ as a stimulus for the fundamental act of philosophising? Is it really the limit, threshold, limen and aporia that incite thinking? Read More.
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Ruth Anderwald
Footnotes on the Unknown

Every day I do things that I normally do. Every second day I do things that I do not normally do. Then there are these periods in life where I sink into another state of being, a place where well-trodden ground can suddenly trigger incomprehensible responses. Read More.
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