DIZZINESS — A Resource

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.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 17.06.2017

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.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 06.04.2017

Agents of Confusion!
Recordings

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.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 26.01.2017

Ruth Anderwald
Leonhard Grond
Karoline Feyertag
Dizziness — A Resource

‘Dizziness’ is an English translation of the German word ‘Taumel’, which implies a broader semantic field including notions of physical and emotional disequilibrium, staggering, confusion, uncertainty, and turmoil. Read More.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 09.01.2017

Agents of Confusion!

The one-day symposium titled ‘Agents of Confusion!’ brings together artistic and cross-disciplinary research on dizziness, with speakers from the fields of philosophy, visual arts, creativity research and cultural studies in the form of screenings, artists’ talks, lectures and discussions. Read More.

The Power and Myth of Creativity

What is creativity? Which myths are associated with it? This workshop seeks to to shed light on the topic from the viewpoints of art, philosophy and neuroscience. Read More.

Dizziness Is My Name

“As agents of confusion you precede the agents of change”, claims the hermaphrodite being ‘Dizziness’ in Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond’s film. Read More.

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.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 10.03.2016

Syntagm and Paradigm

These two dimensions are often presented as 'axes', where the horizontal axis is the syntagmatic and the vertical axis is the paradigmatic. Read More.
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Le sas (French)

Sluice chamber or a “space in between” (where things become compossible and ambiguous). It’s an “interzone”. Read More.
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Affects and Percepts

The artist creates blocs of percepts and affects, but the only law of creation is that the compound must stand up on its own. Read More.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 08.03.2016

‘Resource’ and its Etymology

This etymological kinship with water seems to be another hint to the watery depths through which we have to make our “way”, our “poros”, when we experience dizziness. Read More.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 07.03.2016

Navigating the Unknown – Fears and Pleasures of Dizziness

A three-day programme with Austrian, Swiss, British, American, Danish, German, and Israeli artists and scientists at the CCA – Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. 'Dizziness' is a condition of the body and/or the mind indicating a deviation from what has been so far conceived as normal or usual. As a condition, 'Dizziness' forces a re-rearrangement of the current navigational system. But how does one navigate the unknown? Read More.

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

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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Communitas

The community isn't a mode of being, much less a ‘making’ of the individual subject. Read More.
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Ambiguity

From ambigō ("wander; waver, hesitate") Read More.
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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.
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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.
Share on Facebook, Tweet – Posted on 08.05.2015