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After Dizziness—A Resource, the current artistic research project Navigating Dizziness Together aims to widen dizziness’ reach and deepen its conceptual precision. However, it will also reach beyond the development of a theoretical framework by developing a practice of navigating states of dizziness together creatively and productively.


This long-term artistic research process asks for the state of dizziness to be seen in a different light. By re-defining dizziness as an unpredictable movement, or the sensation of such motion, causing a shift from the given to the uncertain dizziness was established as a sensory (vestibular, proprioceptive, interoceptive) and mental phenomenon that destabilises, and evokes a moment of surprise, or even aporia. Whether perplexing turbulence or joyful ilinx, by entering into dizziness we enter a stage of heightened vulnerability, unsure of our perception, processing, and abilities – uncertain of ourselves. These feelings of insecurity mark our interaction with our environment conveying that dizziness and its dis/orientating qualities are situated in the lived experience. Consequently, dizziness is never to be regarded as concerning an individual alone but always extends to the individual’s social and physical environment. Through exhaustive examination of dizziness in the pre-project Dizziness–A Resource, which combined perspectives of art, philosophy, creativity research, psychobiology, and cultural science, the artist researchers arrived at the following hypothesis: Navigation through states of dizziness can only be achieved together, with respect to the social and spatial structures, resources and agencies that form our environments.

http://www.on-dizziness.com is the web platform of the artistic-research Navigating Dizziness Together (FWF Peek, AR 598) and Dizziness–A Resource (FWF Peek, AR 224).

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University of Applied Arts Vienna
Untere Zollamtsstr. 7
1030 Vienna, Austria

Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond
contact@anderwald-grond.at
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Born in 1976 + 1977 in Graz, Austria, Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond began working as an artist duo in 1999.

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In 2007 their book Notizen zu einer Küste (Notes on a Coast) was published. The book, a collaboration with Giora Rosen and Klaus Zeyringer, included an eponymous photo series and the first anthology of contemporary Hebrew lyric poetry ever translated into German. In January 2012 they began curating a nomadic screening and discussion series, HASENHERZ, inspired by Arnold Schönberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances. 2013-2014 they worked with writer and essayist Anna Kim on a year and a half long project that follows the construction of a new district in Vienna and reflects on the process of converting utopian ideals in urban design into reality. In 2014 Anderwald + Grond started their cross-disciplinary artistic-research project Dizziness–A Resource.

Navigating Dizziness Together and Dizziness–A Resource are transnational, cross-disciplinary artistic-research projects including screenings, discussions, workshops, publications, conferences and exhibitions. Furthermore, this artistic research serves to widen and strenghten the network of artists, philosophers, scientists, and practitioners working in dizziness-releated fields.

Anderwald + Grond’s numerous exhibitions and screenings include: Utrata równowagi, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown, Kunsthaus Graz; What Would Seeing be Without Us? mumok cinema, Vienna; Trees are Companions, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Camera Solaris, CCA-Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Construction Site As Far As The Eye Can See, Institute for Art in Public Space Styria, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz; Shattered Horizon, Himalayas Art Museum (formerly Zendai MoMA), Shanghai; Film Centre Pompidou, Paris; Paradise Now! — French Essential Avant-Garde Cinema (1890-2008) Tate Modern, London.

Born in 1990 in Hagen, Germany, Laura Brechmann works as a theatre scientist and performance artist.

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She studied "Film- Theater- and Cultural Studies" and "European Literature" in her Bachelor's degree at JGU Mainz and "Scenic Research" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (M.A.). From 2018 to 2021, she worked as research assistant at JGU Mainz in the field of theater studies. Her research focus is on essay research, artistic methodologies, performance & philosophy and Artistic Research. In addition to her teaching and research activities, she is active as a performance artist in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. As production director, she has been organizing performative Laboratories on the topic of "Multilingualism" together with dancer Florent Golfier since 2019, most recently at the psycholinguistic institute of TU Dortmund University.

In 2017, she initiated the project "In/Out Balance", which performatively explores vertigo as a cultural, political and subjective phenomenon. The individual vertigo episodes are both solo works (monologue) and collaborations with artists* (dialogue) and are dedicated to different aspects of vertigo (e.g. loneliness, deception, loss of orientation). The episodes so far have been created through the support of various production houses and residency formats, including Atelier Automatique (Bochum), Folkwang Museum Essen, Tanzfaktur Cologne, Choreografische Werkstatt Frankfurt and Studio Alta (Prague). From spring 2021 she will continue her dizziness study as part of the PEEK project "Navigating Dizziness Together" (21-23).

Laura is an active member of ID Frankfurt, Society of Theatre Studies (GTW), Embodied Research Group and volunteers for climate protection.

Contributors &
Conversational Partners

Dario Azzellini, visiting research fellow at Cornell University, holds a PhD in political science and a PhD in sociology. His research focuses on social movements, workers‘ and local self-management and democracy. His latest book are Communes and Workers’ Control in Venezuela: Building 21st Century Socialism from Below (Brill 2017) and The Class Strikes Back. Self-Organised Workers’ Struggles in the Twenty-First Century (co-edited, Brill 2018). www.azzellini.net/

Yael Bartana, born in 1970 in Kfar-Yehezkel, Israel, is a video artist who explores the imagery of cultural identity. In her photographs, films, and installations, she critically investigates her native country’s struggle for identity. Her early work documents collective rituals introducing alienation effects such as slow motion and sound. In her recent work she stages situations and introduces fictitious moments into real existing narratives. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, the School of Visual Arts New York, and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. In 2011 Yael Bartana represented Poland in the 54th edition of the Venice Biennial. Bartana’s work has been shown in numerous leading museums and biennials including: the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial (2014); 19th Biennial of Sydney, PAMM (2013); Walker Art Center, Pittsburgh (2013); Carnegie International (2013); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2012); Secession, Vienna (2012); 7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2012); and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).

Mathias Benedek and Emanuel Jauk work in the Department of Psychology at the University of Graz (AT). Senior scientist Benedek and research assistant Jauk are interested in cognitive ability (creativity and intelligence) with a focus on underlying cognitive processes, assessment methodology, training and nurturance issues and neuro-scientific correlates. Their present neuro-scientific study aims to determine brain activation specifically related to the generation of new and creative ideas, in contrast to ideas recalled from memory, during the spontaneous process of idea generation.

Sonja vom Brocke, born in 1980 in Hagen (GER), lives in Berlin. She studied philosophy, German and English studies in Cologne, Hamburg and Paris. She published "Venice singt" (kookbooks, 2015),  „Düngerkind“ (Verlag Peter Engstler, 2018), and most recently: „Mush“ (kookbooks, Oktober 2020).

Katrin Bucher Trantow, born in 1971 in St. Gallen, (CH), lives and works in Graz, (AT). She studied art history and history at the University of Basel. From 2001-03 she worked as assistant curator at Kunsthalle Basel. Since 2003 she has worked as curator at Kunsthaus Graz and since 2016 as its interim director. Selection of curated exhibitions: Katharina Grosse; Berlinde De Bruyckere; Cittadellarte. Sharing Transformation; Michael Kienzer; Measuring the World, Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art; Robot Dreams (with Museum Tinguely, Basel); Life? Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture; Albert Oehlen; China Welcomes You…; M Stadt, European Cityscapes; and Sol LeWitt. She has made numerous contributions to catalogues and other publications, e.g. Camera Austria International, Domus, and Parnass. Katrin Bucher Trantow is a founding member of Translocal, a cooperation network of medium-sized European museums of art.

Leonardo Caffo is philosopher and writer. Currently he is a Philosopher in Residency at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art  and former curator of the Public Program at La Triennale Milano and former professor of Ontology at Politecnico, in Turin. He is professor of Philosophy of Art, Art Direction and Philosophy of Fashion at NABA in Milan, and Faculty Member at Made Program (Sicily). His latest book Essere Giovani (2021) is published by Ponte alle Grazie. Forthcoming English book is Human Fragility (Palgrave MacMillan 2022).

Marijana Cvetković Marković completed her undergraduate degree in art history at the University of Belgrade and earned her MA in Management in Culture and Cultural Policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade and Université Lyon 2, France. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade, focusing on museum management and development. Since 2009 she has taught as a guest lecturer and teaching assistant in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy program at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair) where, since 2011 she has also taught in the MA in Performance Researchprogram. Marković has initiated and realized various programs and projects in the fields of cultural policy, international and Balkan cultural cooperation, and contemporary dance and visual arts. She is the co-founder of Station Service for Contemporary and Nomad Dance Academy, a Balkan platform for the development of contemporary dance and performing arts. As a cultural activist she works throughout the independent cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia. Her fellowships include: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Central European University, Budapest and Università di Foggia.

Sergio Edelsztein was born in 1956 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied at Tel Aviv University from 1976-85. Edelsztein founded and directed Artifact Gallery in Tel Aviv (1987-1995). In 1998 he founded The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv (CCA) where he is director and chief curator. In the framework of the CCA, he curated seven performance art biennials and four International Video Art Biennials-Video Zone. He has also curated numerous experimental and video art screenings, retrospectives, and performance events. Since 1995, Edelsztein has curated exhibitions and video programs in Spain, China, the UK, and other nations, as well as the Israeli exhibition at the 24th São Paulo Bienal in 1998 and the Israeli Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. He has also lectured and written for exhibition catalogues, web sites, and various magazines and journals.

Teboho Edkins (*1980) became well known for his short films and documentary films about life in South Africa after apartheid had ended. Having grown up in Lesotho (his mother is German, his father South African), his films are shaped by a search for borders: between belonging and intrusion, between documenting and fictional storytelling, between film and video art. His work often reflects on processes of creativity, filmmaking and life. His films and projects have already been presented internationally and received international prizes. In 2014, he won the main prize of the International Jury at the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen for his film Gangster Backstage.

Olafur Eliasson was born in 1967. He grew up in Iceland and Denmark, where he studied from 1989 to 1995 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today comprises a large team of craftsmen, architects, archivists, researchers, administrators, cooks, programmers, art historians, and specialised technicians. known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. He is well known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience.

Gareth Evans is a writer, curator, and presenter, and the film curator at Whitechapel Gallery. He creates the program for PLACE, the annual cross-platform festival at Aldeburgh Music and is Co-Director of Production Agency at Artevents. He has curated numerous film and event seasons across the UK. He conceived and curated the major London season John Berger: Here is Where We Meet in 2005, co-curated All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and its Legacies in 2008, and co-curated Chris Marker’s first UK retrospective in 2014. He produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald) by Grant Gee as part of his nationwide arts project The Re-Enchantment (2008–2011) and currently has three long-form works in production. He also edits Artesian and runs Go Together Press. At present he is working on the major project City, Religion, Capitalism: Turning Points for Civilisation with Alexander Kluge, positing that these three concepts are essential to an understanding of contemporary societies, inextricably linked with one another, and are central catalysts in the history of civilization. Kluge and Richard Sennett will introduce their new project at Whitechapel Gallery, including discussions, three new feature-length essay films and an eight-hour epic.

Karoline Feyertag, born in 1977 in Klagenfurt (AT), lives and works in Vienna. She studied philosophy and cultural studies in Paris and Vienna. Her PhD work is the first intellectual biography of the French-Jewish philosopher Sarah Kofman, based on interviews and archival records. Feyertag’s major research interests focus on contemporary French philosophy, feminist philosophy, art theory, oral history, and Holocaust studies. She has translated (French to German) essays on art critique, cognitive capitalism, and political philosophy for the European Institute of Progressive Cultural Policies. During her PhD, she was a junior fellow of the International Research Center of Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna and a fellow abroad at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Recently, she has lectured at the Department of Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt. Her recent publications are: Sarah Kofman. A Biography (2014), the 2016 lecture “Sarah Kofman oder das Genre der Philosophie,” “What Is Left of Lublin: The Materiality of Memory” in Bławatne z Lublina: Fabrics from Lublin, and “The Art of Vision and the Ethics of Gaze. On the Debate on Georges Didi-Huberman’s Book Images In Spite of All” (2008).

Rainer Fuchs lives in Vienna (AT) and is an art historian and Chief Curator and Deputy Director at MUMOK, Vienna. Exhibitions he has curated include: Exhibition (1994), Self Construction (1996), Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1998), Lois Weinberger (1999), Public Rituals – Video/Art from Poland (2003), Christian Hutzinger (2004), John Baldessari (2005), Ryan Gander (2006), Keren Cytter (2007), Mind Expander (2008), Painting: Process and Expansion (2010), Aktionsraum 1 (2011), Dan Flavin (2012), Poesie der Reduktion (2013), Marge Monko (2013), and Space and Reality (2014). He has contributed to various publications on modernism and contemporary art, including monographs, catalogues, and art reviews.

Ruth Gadish was born in 1966 in Haifa, Israel. She lives and works in both Tel Aviv and Paris.

María Auxiliadora Gálvez is PhD in Architecture since 2012 and Landscaper. She is also Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method (2018). Since 2016, she directs the “Platform of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” (PSAAP) and its associated Laboratory (LSAAP). LSAAP is located at the Institute of Technology of the U.S.P - C.E.U in Madrid, Spain, where she is professor as well. She has been distinguished in national and international urban and architectural contests, highlighting the VI, VII and IX editions of EUROPAN. Her work has been published an exhibited worldwide featuring her presence in the 8th and 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. She is author of the book “Espacio Somático. Cuerpos Múltiples” (2019) and nowadays prepares Revolutionary Landscapes (expected for 2022). As researcher, she has been in between others co-director of “We Are All able Bodies. From Sensory Deprivation to Sensory Augmentation” celebrated in Spain in 2018. Nowadays she works in Landscape and Architecture from an embodied point of view and explores the possibilities of “Somatic Architecture”. She is member of the “International Ambiances Network” (France), part of the research directory of the “Centre for Sensory Studies” (Canada) and part of ACE – Anfa Center for Education – based in San Diego (U.S.A)

Oliver Hangl was born in Grieskirchen (AT) and is a performance/media artist. He originally started his career as actor and stage designer in 1993, is just as active in performative disciplines and media spaces as in fine arts exhibition sites. His works mark a consistent confrontation between man and environment. Hangl pushes at the boundaries between physical and psychological spaces. His work takes place in real and fictional settings. With the public space as his stage he playfully embeds a site and context-responsive set of experiences and interactions for both planned and incidental audiences.

Henry Hills was born in Atlanta, Georgia (US). He is an experimental filmmaker who lives in New York, Vienna, and Prague. In 1978 he earned a M.F.A. in filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied with James Broughton, George Kuchar and Hollis Frampton. Upon moving to New York, he began an association with the ‘Language Poets’ and with the first-generation, downtown improvised music scene. Hills has made more than twenty-two short experimental films since 1975, including: GEORGE (1976), PORTER SPRINGS 3 (1977), KINO DA! (1981), RADIO ADIOS (1982), MONEY (1985), LITTLE LIEUTENANT (1994), PORTER SPRINGS 4 (1999), KING RICHARD (2004), FAILED STATES (2008), and arcana (2010). He has frequently collaborated with composer John Zorn and choreographer Sally Silvers and directed several music videos for Zorn’s band Naked City. He is currently a professor at the film academy FAMU in Prague since 2005, where he manages the film program for the National Film Archive and administers a visiting-filmmaker program funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding. His work is represented in the permanent collections of MOMA, New York Public Library, Austrian Film Museum, Anthology Film Archives, Pacific Film Archive, Rocky Mountain Film Center, Archives du Film Experimental d’Avignon, Arsenal Berlin, Lux London, San Francisco Art Institute, Bard College, California Institute of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, SUNY Binghamton, and Wayne State University. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2009.

Christian Hoffelner is a graphic designer, author, and editor. He holds a master’s degree in Architecture from TU Graz and graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig on Book Art and Graphic Design. His practice concentrates on graphic design and typography, writing and editing, and developing self-initiated bodies of work. Christian Hoffelner wrote the book A Zine (2012), published by Spector Books in Leipzig. He has taught at various academic institutions, including HGB Leipzig, TU Graz, and TU Wien. Since 2011, he has investigated the phenomenon of “Speculation” in Visual Arts. His forthcoming publication’s subtitle (a theory novel) reads as follows: “Why buy old books? Buy books from the future.” The research platform is located at: http://www.ch-studio.net/ab11/.

Charlotte Hug is a Swiss born multimedia artist known for her innovative musical/visual solo performances for voice and viola, and for her interdisciplinary “Son-Icons” or sound-drawings. Having completed her studies in fine art and music, she received a plethora of awards including artistic residences in cities including London, Paris, Berlin, and Johannesburg and also became “artiste étoile” at the Lucerne Festival 2011. Alongside her activities in international exhibitions, Hug is fully active as a concert performer, soloist, composer, and conductor of her own works at major festivals in Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America, and Canada. She has collaborated with international greats, such as the photographer and filmmaker Alberto Venzago and theatre and opera director Jossie Wieler. As a concert performer, she has appeared with artists including Joan Jeanrenaud from Kronos Quartet, Maggie Nicols, Barry Guy, Phil Minton, Larry Ochs, Evan Parker, and Elliott Sharp.

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Cameron Jamie was born 1969 in Los Angeles (US). He is an artist whose practice encompasses film, performance, photography, drawing, and sculpture. Jamie often examines European and American societies through their specific ritualistic practices.

Ann Veronica Janssens is a contemporary visual artist who works primarily in light. She was born in 1956 in Folkestone, England. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Her work has been exhibited in multiple solo exhibitions, including Serendipity at WIELS, Brussels; Are you experienced in Espai d’Art Con-temporani de Castelló; the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris; the CCA Wattis Insti-tute in San Francisco; the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham; the Kunsthalle Bern; MAC in Marseille; the Venice Biennale; Carriageworks in Sydney. Her œuvre is represented in numerous large public and private collections.

Anna Jermolaewa was born in St.Petersburg, Russia is an artist based in Vienna, Austria since 1989. In her videos, photographs, and installations, she analyzes social interrelations and political circumstances as they appear in everyday life. The subtle humor of her works reveals the effects of history and power manifested in the individual’s experience. She graduated from the University of Vienna with a master’s degree in art history in 2002 and also earned a masters degree at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Painting & Graphic Art/New Media. From 2005-11 she was a professor of media art at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe. In her videos, photographs, and installations, she analyzes social interrelations and political circumstances as they appear in everyday life. The subtle humor of her works reveals the effects of history and power manifested in the individual’s experience. Her work is held in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, MUMOK-Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Volpinum Kunstsammlung, MUSA, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna, Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum, Vehbi Koc Foundation, Kontakt-The Art Collection of Erste Group, Belvedere, Landesgalerie Linz, Wien Museum, Collection of Bank Austria, and EVN Collection and Arbeiterkammer Wien.

François Jullien, born in 1951, is a French philosopher and Sinologist. Jullien is Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Literature at the University of Paris VII, Director of Institute Marcel Granet, and Director of Institute de la Pensée Contemporaine, Paris. He received the 2010 Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought, and the Grand Prix de Philosophie of the Académie Française for his body of work in 2011. His work reevaluates the foundations of European thought, prioritizing the constitution of exteriority. Recent publications include: Les Transformations silencieuses (2009), L’écart et l’entre. Leçon inaugurale de la Chaire sur l’altérité (2012), and Vivre de paysage ou L’impensé de la Raison (2014).

Harald Katzmair is a social scientist, management philosopher and entrepreneur. He brings a visionary understanding of network science and resilience theory to the fields of leadership, decision making, and business development. He is the director and founder of FASresearch, established in 1995. FASresearch is a social network analytics and strategies firm located in Vienna and Brussels, with two decades of cross-industry experience in applying the science of networks and resilience. Harald Katzmair and his international team of scientists and consultants have developed a unique and proprietary set of tools and technologies to empower decision makers in the areas of influencer mapping, executive networking, robust decision making, storytelling and framing, stakeholder engagement, and social change to navigate through the increasing complexities of a world in transformation.

Anna Kim is a writer and essayist, Berlin; Die gefrorene Zeit. Literaturverlag Droschl, Graz 2008; Invasionen des Privaten, Literaturverlag Droschl, Graz 2011; Anatomie einer Nacht.Suhrkamp Verlag, 2012,; Der sichtbare Feind. Die Gewalt des Öffentlichen und das Recht auf Privatheit, Residenz, St. Pölten 2015; Die große Heimkehr. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2017

Bogna Kietlińska a researcher at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, Department of Culture Research Methods, University of Warsaw. Publications (selected): Sidewalks as spaces of con–flict [Chodniki jako przestrzenie konfliktów], in: So–cietas / Communitas, 2 1 (18 1) 2014, pp. 243 247.; Multi–sensory Warsaw – a proposal for qualitative research,[Warszawa wielozmysłowa – propozycja badań jakościowych] in: Research practices [Praktyki badawcze], Barbara Fatyga, Magdalena Dudkiewicz, Bogna Kietlińska (eds.).Warszawa: ISNS UW, 2013, pp. 27 36,. Using quantitative methods to research the sensory perception of a city [Badanie zmysłowe–go odbioru miasta za pomocą metod jakościowych], in: ‘Science and Higher Education [Nauka i Szkol–nictwo Wyższe], Helena Jędrzejczak, Bogna Kietlińska, Anna Klimczak (eds.), 1 / 41 / 2013, pp. 131 142,; Looking and seeing. The role of competence in the perception of a city [Patrzenie a widzenie. Rola kompetencji w odbiorze miasta], in: ‘Zeszyty artystyczne’, no. 24, pp. 89 96, October 2013,; Katarzyna Kalinowska, MA (coauthor, ISNS UW), Creators of an invisible city –engagement profiles [Twórcy niewidzialnego miasta profile zaangażowania], in: Invisible City [Niewidzialne Miasto], Marek Krajewski (ed.). Warszawa: The Bęc Zmiana Foundation Publishing, 2012, pp. 247 265,; Invisible–urban aes–thetics [Niewidzialnomiejskie estetyki], in: Invisible City [Niewidzialne Miasto], Marek Krajewski (ed.). Warszawa: The Bęc Zmiana Foundation Publishing, 2012, pp. 147 156.

Joachim Koester, born 1962 in Copenhagen (DK), lives and works in Copenhagen and New York. His documentary films, photograph series, and books bring together collective memory and fiction. Micro-events, the invisible, and erasure form the subject matter of an oeuvre that focuses on the mental exploration of the subconscious. For the past ten years, Koester has explored alternatives to rational consciousness in his work. In his research, he calls attention to exceptional individuals who have developed corporal experimentation as the means of accessing knowledge. Koester’s numerous exhibitions include: The Magic Mirror of John Dee, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006); Venice Biennale 2005 (The Danish Pavilion with Gitte Villesen, Peter Land, Ann Lislegaard & Eva Koch); Documenta 10, Kassel (1997); and Reptile Brain or Reptile Body, It’s Your Animal, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013).

Gerald Koller became director of a drug consultation center by the age of twenty-six. He launched one of the first Austrian initiatives in the field of social medicine and prevention. However, it was only after encountering prisoners with drug addiction that he realized the shortcomings of his work, namely that he was only combating the behavioral symptoms of the addict rather than the root cause. Gerald then decided to quit his job to start addressing these causes of addictive behavior. He pioneered Austria’s field of addiction prevention by founding the country’s first drug addiction prevention agency. Based on his growing expertise, he was asked to develop prevention methods throughout Austria and Europe. His wide range of experience, knowledge, and scientific expertise led him, in 2000, to launch his risk management approach, the Risk and Fun program. Koller has had significant success in shifting both young people’s behavioral awareness related to risk, as well as radically changing communication and learning structures between decision makers, educators, and young people.

Helga Köcher is an Austrian artist with a particular interest in social issues and structures. She is also a manager of multidisciplinary projects, focusing on cultural studies. Her work includes researching artist and scientist networks in order to create “social sculptures” as well as photography projects. She is also a mother of four children.
Köcher has worked as a painter, journalist, art critic, marketing specialist, curator, and moderator. She is also a passionate entrepreneur and co-founded an alternative school for children aged 10–14 years. She also founded the following projects: Brücken für den Frieden (Bridges for Peace), ATTAC Austria, Emergence of Projects (eop), and ViennAvant.

Viktor Landström was born in 1984. He is a contemporary visual artist, who originates from Sweden. His work often consists of found images, texts and videos. These form a polyphonic collage that evokes contradiction and confusion. He is living and working in Sweden.

Michael Landy (born 1963) is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). He is best known for the performance piece installation Break Down (2001), in which he destroyed all his possessions, and for the Art Bin project (2010) at the South London Gallery. On 29 May 2008, Landy was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Jarosław Lubiak is artistic director at Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland. He also teaches at Art College in Szczecin. In his work as a curator and art critic he focuses on crossings between contemporary art, philosophy and social sphere,aesthetics and politics, art institution and political economy. He recently curated Slavs and Tatars: Mouth to Mouth, Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw in 20162017; The State of Life: Polish Contemporary Art within the Global Context in National Art Museum of China, Beijing in 2015. He was a member of a curatorial team of Europe (to the power of) (20122013) the project led by Goethe Institute, London and corealized by ten partners in Europe and China and of Scenarios about Europe (20112012)— at Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany. He also curated with Małgorzata Ludwisiak Correspondances: Modern art and Universalism juxtaposing and interweaving the collections of the Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz and of the Hermann and Magrit Rupf Foundation/Kunstmuseum, Bern in 2012. The books he recently edited include: The State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within the Global Context (Beijing: National Art Museum of China, Peoples Fine Art Publishing House, 2015), Unleashed Forces: Angelika Markul and Contemporary Demonism (Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki, 2013); Correspondances: Modern art and Universalism, with Małgorzata Ludwisiak (Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki, 2012); The Afterimages of Life: Władysław Strzemiński and the Rights for Art (Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki, 2012).

Michael Marker was born in 1974 in Vienna (AT), where he currently lives and works. He studied philosophy, history, and medical studies at the University of Vienna. Marker worked as a research associate on the study Effect of specific versus nonspecific beta-blocade and aspirin on platelet function following maximal exercise at AKH Vienna. He currently works as a dermatologist and venereologist at the KA Rudolfstiftung Vienna.

Michał Matuszewski is film curator, exhibitor and author working at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art where he oversees the film programme and runs regular arthouse cinema with daily screenings and various programmes from experimental films to midnight movies. He curated several film events and retrospectives. He studied Polish Literature and Linguistics and used to work as a film journalist. He was a member of international juries (Venice and Berlin). Now he is working on many new projects including a Chris Marker retrospective, a VR cinema project and nonhuman perspective in cinema.

Matti Mintz PhD. is a psycho-biologist and professor at the School of Psychological Sciences, Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He is fascinated by the topic of balance in terms of its obvious control of movement and its magic regulation of emotional states. He is a leading innovator, by collaborating with engineers from across Israel and the European Union he has developed a nano-device – a small robot – to stimulate damaged brain tissue. He has successfully implanted this „robotic cerebellum“ in a brain-damaged rodent, restoring communications between its brain and body, while active. This research has the potential to eventually develop nano-devices that will restore mobility and speech to people who can no longer walk and talk.

Jonathan Monk was born in Leicester in 1969 and lives and works in Berlin. He has a BFA from Leicester Polytechnic (1988) and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art (1991). Solo exhibitions have been held at the CCA Tel Aviv, Israel (2019); Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany (2019); Vox, Montreal, Canada (2017) and others. Monk replays, recasts and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by variously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. Through wall paintings, monochromes, ephemeral sculpture and photography he reflects on the tendency of contemporary art to devour references, simultaneously paying homage to figures such as Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman and Lawrence Weiner, while demystifying the creative process. Monk is constantly asking ‘what next?’.

Laurel Nakadate born in 1975 is an American video artist, filmmaker, and photographer living in New York City. Her videos, photographs, and sculptures challenge conventional notions of propriety, volition, and gender roles. Nakadate was featured in MoMA PS1’s 2005 survey of emerging artists, Greater New York and she had a solo show at the museum in 2011. In 2009, Nakadate directed her first feature-length film, Stay the Same Never Change.

Anders Nyqvist was born in 1977 in Sweden and started playing the trumpet at the age of ten. After high school he was offered a scholarship to study music at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, where he continued studying the trumpet. After three years in Hong Kong, he continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was able to study and perform with some of the great orchestras and artists of our time. He became a member of Klangforum Wien in 2004. For Anders, the opportunity to work with composers, develop new sounds, and be part of the creative process is an essential ingredient of music making. He has performed internationally both as a soloist and with chamber-music ensembles at many major festivals and concert venues. As a soloist, he has performed with ensembles and orchestras such as Klangforum Wien, DSO Berlin, RSO Wien, and the NÖ Tonkünstler Orchester. In 2009, when the subject “Performance Practice in Contemporary Music” was made part of the official curriculum, he started teaching the trumpet at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz; and from 2011 also at the University of Music in Vienna. He also regularly conducts master classes in Europe and Asia. Composers such as Matthias Pintscher, Bernhard Gander, Bernhard Lang and Pierluigi Billone, Dai Fujikura, Nina Senk, Roland Freisitzer and Jorge Sanchez-Chiong have written numerous pieces especially for him.

Vivian Ostrovsky is an artist and curator and lives everywhere. She studied psychology and film studies at the Paris 3-Sorbonne and the Cinemathèque Française and is mainly interested in avant-garde works and documentaries. During the 1970s, she organized women’s film festivals and distributed films made by women (Cine-Femmes International). Her films have been shown in festivals (Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Tribeca, Viennale etc), cinematheques, art fairs (São Paulo Biennale and Arco, Madrid), and at: MoMA, NY; Lincoln Center, NY; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Anthology Film Archives, NY; and Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Trevor Paglen is an artist and geographer who explores and documents invisible infrastructures, ranging from secret corporate and government sites to networks known through technologies of non-human, machine vision. Paglen’s work spans through image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering and numerous other disciplines. Among Paglen’s chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures. Paglen’s work has had one-person exhibitions at Vienna Secession, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Van Abbe Museum, Frankfurter Kunstverein, and Protocinema Istanbul, and participated in group exhibitions the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern and numerous other venues. Paglen holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Berkeley.

Philippe Parreno, born 1964 in Oran, Algeria, and raised in Grenoble, France, Parreno now lives and works in Paris. He creates site-specific installations that transform their environments and examine the ways in which meaning can be made—particularly the passage of time, memory, and non-linguistic methods of storytelling. Parreno frequently collaborates with other artists and cinematographers. Parreno’s films can start anywhere—during a conversation with a friend, from an observation made during a soccer game—but nearly always follow a single person or idea. In 2019, Parreno was commissioned to create a site-specific environment at MoMA. Using motorized sculptures, video animation, light, and sound, he exhibited a series of interconnected objects comprising a being named “Echo,” which inhabits the Museum.

Alice Pechriggl is an Austrian philosopher and social scientist. She is the co-founder of the Gender Initiativ Kolleg at the University of Vienna. In 2003 she took up her post as a professor in the Department of Philosophy, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Pechriggl is part of the international interdisciplinary research network Social Imaginary and Creation, connecting the arts and cultural studies, organized by Association Castoriadis (Paris), and IMEC (Caen, Paris Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Columbia University New York, Université d’Ottawa, Université Paris 7-Diderot, University Södertörn of Stockholm and Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles).

Jonathan Pouthier, born in 1983, has been in charge of programming at the film department of the National Museum of Modern Art Centre Pompidou, Paris since 2012. He has curated several extensive film programs such as Back to East: The Croatian Avant-Garde(2012), Film Culture (2013), Shirley Clarke: An American Experience (2013), Common Places (2014) and Duchamp as Film (2014). Graduating from LA FEMIS (Ecole nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son), his research focus is on cinema exhibition and distribution practices inside the museum network. He was in charge of acquisitions for Co-production Office Berlin and part of the curatorial project KOW Berlin Galerie from 2010 to 2012.

Rohde-BeSB is an independent engineering office involved in all aspects of architectural and technical acoustics, sound system design, and audio technologies. Together with its German partner BeSB GmbH Berlin, it also offers consulting services in the fields of building physics and vibration control. The office focuses on special problems and complex tasks, thus achieving national and international recognition. It has cooperated in research projects with TU Graz and Joanneum Research. Due to the wide spectrum of skills of its expert team – ranging from engineering and architecture to music and IT – it offers problem specific solutions for every project.

Robert Prosser, born in 1983 in Tyrol (AT), is an author and anthropologist. In Innsbruck and Vienna, he studied comparative literature and cultural and social anthropology. Prosser has spent time in Asia, England, Africa, and most recently the Balkans. His publications include the novel Geister und Tattoos or “Ghosts and Tattoos” published by Klever Publishing in 2013. Prosser has received numerous awards including the 2014 Literarisches Colloquium Berlin literary scholarship, Reinhard-Priessnitz-Award 2014, and the Grenzgänger-Scholarship by Robert-Bosch-Stiftung 2014. For more information, see his website at www.robertprosser.at.

Oliver Ressler produces installations, projects in public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. Solo exhibitions: Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Seville; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; SALT Galata, Istanbul. Ressler is the first price winner of the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award in 2016. www.ressler.at

Monika Rinck lives in Berlin and Vienna. Together with Orsolya Kalász she translates literature and poetry from Hungarian to German. Furthermore, she cooperates with musicians and composers, and is Professor of Language Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In spring 2019, she published CHAMPAGNER FÜR DIE PFERDE with Fischer Verlag, her latest poetry publication ALLE TÜREN with kookbooks, as well as the poetical lecture WIRKSAME FIKTIONEN with Wallstein Verlag and HEIDA HEIDA HE! with Wunderhorn Verlag.

Shifra Sagy is the director of the Martin Springer Center for Conflict Studies and its multidisciplinary graduate program of conflict management and resolution. As an emeritus professor of psychology in the Department of Education at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, her primary research interests include salutogenesis and coping and adjustment to stressors. She is involved in political psychology studies concerning the historical and political consciousness among children, adolescents and adults. In the past decades, Shifra has been engaged in peace education in the Palestinian – Israeli context at all levels – teaching, lecturing, writing, researching, participating and initiating dialogue workshops.

Ariel Schlesinger, born 1980 in Jerusalem, is an artist who lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City. His diverse body of work navigates Schlesinger’s installations often dislocate everyday objects, rearranging them in ways that leave viewers simultaneously amused and apprehensive. In 2017, Schlesinger won an international competition to design a public work for the entrance of the newly renovated Jewish Museum in

Elisabeth Schlögl, born 1987 in Bad Radkersburg (AT). Elisabeth Schlögl studied History of Art at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz. Since 2014 she has been working at the Kunsthaus Graz as an Assistant Curator.

Chen Sheinberg is an experimental filmmaker and video artist. Sheinberg’s work has been exhibited internationally in both film festivals and on art platforms, among them: the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2011), Werkleitz Film Festival (2011), Würzburg Film Festival (2012), the International Kansk Video Festival (2015), and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2015). His work has been exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013) and at the Austrian Film Museum (2015). His solo/group exhibitions include: Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2001), Haifa Museum of Art (2006), Minshar Gallery in Tel Aviv (2008), The Israeli Center for Digital Art (2001 & 2003). His films are included in the collection of the Haifa Museum of Art.
He is Curator of Experimental Cinema at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Tel Aviv and curates avant-garde film programs at the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Cinematheques since 2008. His documentary and experimental films The Top Hat Carriers (1998), Kobi Or(2000), and Ketty (2006) were shown at cinematheques in Israel and broadcasted on Israeli television. He studied in the Tel Aviv University Department of Film and Television M.F.A program and graduated with high honors.
He is a lecturer of experimental cinema, the history of cinema, and the history of video art at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv University, Sam Spiegel Film and Television School – Jerusalem, Shenkar College of the Arts, Seminar Hakibutzim College, and the Open University of Israel.

Maya Shmailov was born in Tbilisi (GE) and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. She is a researcher, writer, teacher, photographer, and patent attorney. She studied biology and mathematics, and graduated from the Science, Technology and Society program at Bar Ilan University. Her PhD work explored formation of a new scientific discipline through the intellectual biography of a consummate outsider in biology: mathematician Nicolas Rashevsky. Maya’s research provides insights not only on the innovative power of outsiders and their fresh perspectives, but also on the complex, at times disturbing, personality traits of boundary-crossers. Maya’s research has been extensively published through lectures and in writing, including: Oren Harman and Michal Dietrich’s Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology (2013), Tedx Talk “My Love Affair with an Outsider” (2014), and the forthcoming Intellectual Pursuits of Nicholas Rashevsky: The Queer Duck of Biology (2016). Maya’s current research concerns designers as outsiders in biology with a particular interest in the designer as a cultural translator of science.

Diana Shoef, born in 1953, lives and works in Tel Aviv. She has been the production manager of The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv since 2001. She produced the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – Visual Art exhibitions from 1993-2007. In 2015 she was the production assistant to artist Tsibi Geva for his exhibition at the Israeli Pavilion in the 56th Venice Biennale. She has produced exhibitions and new works for many artists, including: Yael Bartana, Guy Ben-Ner, Ori Gersht, Garry Hill, Christian Jankowski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Sharon Lockhart, Ohad Meromi, Michal Rovner, Yehudit Sasportas, and many others. Shoef is a board member of the Noa Eshkol Foundation for Movement Notation. She also worked with Noa Eshkol as manager of the Movement Notation Society from 1992 until Eshkol’s death in 2007.

Marcus Steinweg, born in 1971, lives and works in Berlin as a philosopher. He holds a guest professorship at HfBK University of the Arts in Hamburg and teaches at UdK University of the Arts Berlin. His recent books include: Behauptungsphilosophie (2006), Duras with Rosemarie Trockel (2008), Politik des Subjekts (2009), Aporien der Liebe (2010), Kunst und Philosophie/Art and Philosophy (2012), Philosophie der Überstürzung (2013), Inkonsistenzen (2015), Evidenzterror (2015), and Gramsci Theater (2015).

SUPERFLEX is an expanding collective of humans and non humans working with an expanding idea of art. SUPERFLEX wants to apply the agency of the artist to all beings. SUPERFLEX practices art as a human activity aiming to embrace non-human perspectives and move society towards interspecies thinking and living, beyond the end of the world as we know it. Originally founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, SUPERFLEX studio is today composed of members from very diverse backgrounds. As an expanding collective, SUPERFLEX facilitates and urges the collaboration of others, bringing participation to the extreme. For SUPERFLEX, the best idea might come from a fish.

Marianna Vecellio is a curator and art historian, graduated in History of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Rome, La Sapienza.Since 2012, she has been Curator at the Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli – Turin – where she has worked since 2007. For the Castello di Rivoli, she conceived and created exhibitions and publications paying particular attention to subjectivity in the digital society. These include aaajiao. Deep Simulator (2020), Renato Leotta. Sole (2020), Claudia Comte (2019-20), Michael Rakowitz. Imperfect Binding (2019-20), Pedro Neves Marques (2019-20), Hito Steyerl. The City of Broken Windows (2018-19), Cally Spooner (2018-19), Anna Boghiguian (2017-18), Cécile B. Evans (2017-18), Ed Atkins (2016-17), Rachel Rose (2016- 17), Paloma Varga Weisz (2015-16), Manifest Intention (2013-14), Massimo Grimaldi. Before The Images (2009). Also she conceived and curated transdisciplinary projects such as Abitare il minerale (2018) and Comp(h)ost (2019-20) which, between ecology and posthuman, explores new forms of coexistence and transformation of the living. Curator of various monographs such as John McCracken and Luigi Ontani, she has collaborated on various catalogs, including the monographs Gianni Piacentino, Robert Overby. Works 1969-1987 and Giorgio Griffa. Works: 1965-2015. She has published with international institutions, including Whitechapel, London, Le Consortium, Dijon, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Le Center d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Fondation Serralves, Porto and has collaborated with Italian and international magazines such as Flash Art and L’Officiel. Since 2016 she has curated the residences program Curva Blu located on the island of Favignana, which was attended: Trisha Baga, Diego Marcon, Giulia Cenci, Stephen G. Rhodes and David Horvitz. Also for INCURVA he also curated Sivilization’s Wake by Stephen G. Rhodes and Barry Johnston (Palermo, 2018).

Sebastian Wahlforss is a Swedish Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1982.

Karolina Wiktor is an artist and writer, 2001 2010 part of Sędzia Główny performance duo together with Aleksandra Kubiak. Selected exhibitions and actions: Chapter III, as part of 4 x performance at Galeria BWA, Zielona Góra, 2002; Tele Game, Artists Night, TVP Kultura,2005; Virus action in Magnetism of the Heart directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Teatr Rozmaitości, 2006; competition exhibition Views 2007 Deutsche Bank Foundation Award,Zachęta National Gallery of Art, 2007; To Be Like Sędzia Główny, BWA Wrocław, Galeria Awangarda, 2010; works in collections of, among others, National Museum in Warsaw,Zachęta National Art Gallery, Signum Foundation in Poznań. In 2009 Karolina organized The Conference Culture and Neuroscience. In 2009 she had two strokes and as a result suffered from aphasia (a speech impediment caused by damage to the brain). Author of blogs www.afazja.blogspot.com and www.poezjawizualna.blogspot.com; Karolina has described her experiences in a poetic autobiography Wołgą przez Afazję [A Volga Ride across Aphasia].

Kathrin Wojtowicz, born in 1984 in Germany, studied drama, film studies, and media science at the University of Vienna and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. She co-edited the book Vlado Kristl. Der Mond ist ein Franzose (2011) with Christian Schulte, Franziska Bruckner, and Stefanie Schmitt. Currently she works as a researcher and proofreader, develops film programs, and is writing her film studies thesis.

Catherine Yass, born in 1963 in London (UK), is a photographer and filmmaker whose work captures the psychological impact of architecture and space. She lives and works in London and trained at the Slade School of Art, London, the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and Goldsmiths College, London. In 2002, Yass was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Her work features in a number of major important collections worldwide including Tate, London; Arts Council of England, The British Council and the Government Art Collection, London; The Jewish Museum, New York; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and the National Museum of Women in the Arts Collection, Washington DC.

Juha van ‘t Zelfde is a Dutch/Finnish exhibition maker and DJ. Since 2014, he has been the artistic director of Lighthouse, a Brighton gallery for new music, film, and art. In 2013 he curated the exhibition Dread, Fear in the age of technological acceleration, at De Hallen Haarlem. He has worked with the Stedelijk Museum, Marres, and The New Institute, as well as with a multitude of internationally renowned artists, including: Thomas Hirschhorn, Haroon Mirza, Metahaven, Trevor Paglen, James Bridle, and Micol Assaël. He has written articles about the cultural implications of new technologies for VICE magazine, Metropolis M, Volume, MONU, Tate Modern, and has lectured at leading international festivals such as Open Knowledge Festival, FutureEverything, and Ars Electronica. His book Dread – The Dizziness of Freedom was published in 2013.
He is active as a DJ and promoter of new electronic music and sound and founded the music network Viral Radio in 2007.

Klaus Zeyringer lives in Pöllau (Austria) and Munich, he works as a publisher, a literature and cultural researcher, was a professor for German philology, and hosts in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. In late 2020, he published Schwarzbuch Sport in the Springer Verlag; in early 2022, his current book Im Untergeschoß des Weltgeschehens. Vermischte Meldungen, Faits Divers – eine kleine Geschichte des Pressewesens will be published by S Fischer.

Antoinette Zwirchmayr was born in Austria and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her works have been featured in festivals including Berlinale (D),Toronto International Film Festival (CA), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE) Indielisboa (PT), Media City Film Festival (CA), New Horizons Film Festival (PL), CPH: DOX (DK), Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), FID Marseille (FR). She has been awarded with the Outstanding Artist Award (BKA 2020), a six month residency in New York (ISCP), the Start-Up Grant for Young Film Artists (Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria 2017), Annual grant for photography (Land Salzburg 2017), Simon S. Filmaward (2016), Kodak Cinematic Vision Award (Ann Arbor Film Festival 2016), Best Innovative Film Award, Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (2016), Annual grant for film (Land Salzburg 2014), Best short documentary Award - Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film (2014), Sponsorship Award (Salzburger Kunstverein 2014), Birgit-Jürgenssen-Award (2013).

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Born in 1976 + 1977 in Graz, Austria, Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond began working as an artist duo in 1999.

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In 2007 their book Notizen zu einer Küste (Notes on a Coast) was published. The book, a collaboration with Giora Rosen and Klaus Zeyringer, included an eponymous photo series and the first anthology of contemporary Hebrew lyric poetry ever translated into German. In January 2012 they began curating a nomadic screening and discussion series, HASENHERZ, inspired by Arnold Schönberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances. 2013-2014 they worked with writer and essayist Anna Kim on a year and a half long project that follows the construction of a new district in Vienna and reflects on the process of converting utopian ideals in urban design into reality. In 2014 Anderwald + Grond started their cross-disciplinary artistic-research project Dizziness–A Resource.

Navigating Dizziness Together and Dizziness–A Resource are transnational, cross-disciplinary artistic-research projects including screenings, discussions, workshops, publications, conferences and exhibitions. Furthermore, this artistic research serves to widen and strenghten the network of artists, philosophers, scientists, and practitioners working in dizziness-releated fields.

Anderwald + Grond’s numerous exhibitions and screenings include: Utrata równowagi, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown, Kunsthaus Graz; What Would Seeing be Without Us? mumok cinema, Vienna; Trees are Companions, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Camera Solaris, CCA-Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Construction Site As Far As The Eye Can See, Institute for Art in Public Space Styria, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz; Shattered Horizon, Himalayas Art Museum (formerly Zendai MoMA), Shanghai; Film Centre Pompidou, Paris; Paradise Now! — French Essential Avant-Garde Cinema (1890-2008) Tate Modern, London.

Born in 1990 in Hagen, Germany, Laura Brechmann works as a theatre scientist and performance artist.

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She studied "Film- Theater- and Cultural Studies" and "European Literature" in her Bachelor's degree at JGU Mainz and "Scenic Research" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (M.A.). From 2018 to 2021, she worked as research assistant at JGU Mainz in the field of theater studies. Her research focus is on essay research, artistic methodologies, performance & philosophy and Artistic Research. In addition to her teaching and research activities, she is active as a performance artist in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. As production director, she has been organizing performative Laboratories on the topic of "Multilingualism" together with dancer Florent Golfier since 2019, most recently at the psycholinguistic institute of TU Dortmund University.

In 2017, she initiated the project "In/Out Balance", which performatively explores vertigo as a cultural, political and subjective phenomenon. The individual vertigo episodes are both solo works (monologue) and collaborations with artists* (dialogue) and are dedicated to different aspects of vertigo (e.g. loneliness, deception, loss of orientation). The episodes so far have been created through the support of various production houses and residency formats, including Atelier Automatique (Bochum), Folkwang Museum Essen, Tanzfaktur Cologne, Choreografische Werkstatt Frankfurt and Studio Alta (Prague). From spring 2021 she will continue her dizziness study as part of the PEEK project "Navigating Dizziness Together" (21-23).

Laura is an active member of ID Frankfurt, Society of Theatre Studies (GTW), Embodied Research Group and volunteers for climate protection.

About Navigating Dizziness Together

After Dizziness—A Resource, the current artistic research project Navigating Dizziness Together aims to widen dizziness’ reach and deepen its conceptual precision. However, it will also reach beyond the development of a theoretical framework by developing a practice of navigating states of dizziness together creatively and productively.


This long-term artistic research process asks for the state of dizziness to be seen in a different light. By re-defining dizziness as an unpredictable movement, or the sensation of such motion, causing a shift from the given to the uncertain dizziness was established as a sensory (vestibular, proprioceptive, interoceptive) and mental phenomenon that destabilises, and evokes a moment of surprise, or even aporia. Whether perplexing turbulence or joyful ilinx, by entering into dizziness we enter a stage of heightened vulnerability, unsure of our perception, processing, and abilities – uncertain of ourselves. These feelings of insecurity mark our interaction with our environment conveying that dizziness and its dis/orientating qualities are situated in the lived experience. Consequently, dizziness is never to be regarded as concerning an individual alone but always extends to the individual’s social and physical environment. Through exhaustive examination of dizziness in the pre-project Dizziness–A Resource, which combined perspectives of art, philosophy, creativity research, psychobiology, and cultural science, the artist researchers arrived at the following hypothesis: Navigation through states of dizziness can only be achieved together, with respect to the social and spatial structures, resources and agencies that form our environments.

http://www.on-dizziness.com is the web platform of the artistic-research Navigating Dizziness Together (FWF Peek, AR 598) and Dizziness–A Resource (FWF Peek, AR 224).

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