DIZZINESS — A Resource

For our project ‘Dizziness–A Resource’, we study dizziness, comprising its complementary areas of experience and reflection on it. Based on artistic, art-historical, philosophical and natural scientific sources, we address questions with respect to contemporary art.

Ruth Anderwald
Leonhard Grond
Introduction

 

For our project Dizziness–A Resource, we study dizziness, comprising its complementary areas of experience and reflection on it. Based on artistic, art-historical, philosophical and natural scientific sources, we address questions with respect to contemporary art and to relevance for our own work. The result of a three-year working period shall establish a substantial and valuable body of artistic research material. An artistic film shall employ a transdisciplinary methodology to provide insight into open questions concerning the subject.

Perception in relation to the body is one of the main interests of our collective work. With our oeuvre, we have introduced a series of videos, experimental films, photographs, and installations relating the visual perception and the body. Moreover, we have continued the discussion by combining our artistic practice with other fields of the arts (poetry, music) as well as theoretical and art-historical research. We have discovered that this method of interweaving theory and practice has not only helped us in conceiving our work, but has also helped others with the reception of our artistic practice, with its heterogeneous images and media.

Our blog http://www.on-dizziness.org and our film will present the project’s research process and findings in a context that combines the perspectives of the various disciplines involved in order to cast light on dizziness as a source of transformation and innovation.

Dizziness can arise in an individual person, in a group or in a society. Our artistic research shall present the different aspects of dizziness in relation to cultural, art-historical, philosophical and natural scientific viewpoints and illumine its impact on contemporary artistic practice, namely artists’ takes on moving image. By investigating when, why and how dizziness occurs, carefully considering the experience of dizziness on the one hand and the reflection on dizziness on the other, our research shall present verification of the following assumptions:

– Dizziness can be seen as a paradigm, a power of innovation and transformation.

– Traces of dizziness are to be found within transformation processes throughout the disciplines.

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