DIZZINESS — A Resource

In Conversation with
François Jullien
Making Ambiguity Fertile is the Present Mission of Thought

At this stage of the “just before”, of the potential, the ambiguous, the non-separation – the work of art avoids to come about, to take place because if it takes place, it is only this and not as well that anymore, it becomes exclusive. The great oeuvre keeps itself at work, because it keeps itself at this stage of the “just before”, “upstream” of a definitive actualisation, which would follow its definition. Read More.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 30.09.2015

In conversation with
Harald Katzmair
Instigate Un-Balance

It’s always the same: the point is that on the one hand we are in danger of burning up, of evaporating, of going too fast, of dissolving, and on the other hand we are in danger of freezing, rigidifying, of becoming mummified and unable to move. Dizziness contains within it both extremes. Read More.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 07.09.2015

Mapping Delirium
Part 2

The typically Western notion of “we’re taking drugs” just reflects the delusions of power with which we approach fellow beings that are superior to us. I don’t take drugs, the drugs take me with them. And it’s not my decision whether I am swept along by it or not, but I can decide what level of humility I display toward it. Read More.
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In conversation with
Juha van ’t Zelfde
Dread – The Dizziness of Freedom

I think it is this cognitive override by physical intelligence, or physical knowing and thinking… I am interested in that, because there I encounter my vertigo as well. Read More.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 10.04.2015

Catherine Yass
Conversation 2

Catherine Yass speaks about the dream of walking in the air and about falling.

Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 09.12.2014

Joachim Koester
Conversation 2

Psychedelic experiences – what remains?

Conversation with Joachim Koester in a courtyard in Berlin, September 14th, 2014.

Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 17.11.2014

Catherine Yass
Conversation 1

Catherine Yass talks about the dizzying aspects of her film Lighthouse.

Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 02.11.2014

Mapping Delirium
Part 1

I see Taumeln - or “dizziness” - as having five dimensions: firstly there is the deliberately cultivated technique of Taumeln, or meandering, that the Socratic school practiced at the agora in Athens. Walking in a straight line leads to rigid thinking and getting stuck in tracks or a rut of some kind. Read More.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 30.10.2014

Joachim Koester
Conversation 1

What is an Out of Body Experience?

Conversation with Joachim Koester in a courtyard in Berlin, September 14th, 2014.

Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 20.10.2014