DIZZINESS — A Resource

Ruth Anderwald
Leonhard Grond

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 today's conditio humana. Read More.

A Short Note on Kierkegaard and Dizziness

Anxiety is altogether different from fear and similar concepts that refer to something definite, whereas anxiety is freedom’s actuality as the possibility of possibility. Anxiety may be compared with dizziness. Read More.
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Things you didn’t know about balance

This workshop 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. Read More.

Dizziness Is My Name
Sound Installation

I’ve heard surviving pilots tell, that free fall triggers a feeling of confusion between the self and the aircraft. While falling, people may sense themselves as being things, while things may sense that they are people. Read More.
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Balancing Togetherness

Recordings from the conference 'Balancing Togetherness' 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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Laura Brechmann
Dizziness as a
Choreographic Element

For my graduation work at Ruhr-University Bochum I try to visualize how an invisible, chaotic and disturbing phenomenon like dizziness may become visible for an audience. Read More.
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Simon Brugner
The Arsenic Eaters

The book 'The Arsenic Eaters' investigates the widespread historical belief that the consumption of arsenic, one of the most potent mineral poisons, is beneficial to one’s health. Accordingly, many poison eaters were found among rural population in the eastern parts of the Alps Read More.
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Ruth Anderwald
Der Taumel –
eine Ressource?

Lecture by Ruth Anderwald at ‘Meran 20:17, Zukunftslabor der Jugendarbeit’ Read More.
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Balancing Togetherness

Can dizziness be a resource? What remains after unsettledness and disorientation? And how can we see communities find their balance in uncertain situations? Particularly now, in times of ubiquitous invocations of global crisis, these questions of collective balancing and balancing collectives are more relevant than ever. Read More.

Utrata równowagi
Exhibition Views

Exhibition views from Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw. Read More.
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Utrata równowagi
Film Programme

Extending to 'Utrata równowagi' at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond curated with Michał Matuszewski six programmes of Austrian and international films. Read More.
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Utrata równowagi

'Utrata równowagi' at Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art is the follow-up exhibition of 'Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown' at Kunsthaus Graz and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the experience and reflections on dizziness. 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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Gerald Koller

Based on the assumption that there is a human tendency toward seeking ecstatic feelings and risk, resulting in dangerous outcomes and potentially addiction, Gerald Koller trains individuals in local communities, citizen organizations (COs), and regional government programs to develop responsible behavior in risky settings. Read More.
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Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown
Exhibition Views

Exhibition views from Kunsthaus Graz 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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Agents of Confusion!

These are the recordings of our one-day symposium, that brought together artistic and cross-disciplinary research on dizziness, with speakers from the fields of philosophy, visual arts, creativity research, psychbiology, medicine, architecture and cultural studies in the form of screenings, artists’ talks, lectures and discussions. Read More.

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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