The Europe we inhabit today developed as a project in resistance to its past fascisms. But are fascisms only found in the past? This day-long workshop and exchange meeting explores resistance against fascisms as a performative, artistic, cultural, digital and educational instrument of realizing (European) community.
Presentation and discussion with the editors of the book 'Diziness–A Resource,' Ruth Anderwald, Karoline Feyertag and Leonhard Grond and their guests: Sarah Kolb, Visting Professor of Art History, University of Salzburg and Katrin Bucher Trantow, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Kunsthaus Graz.
We differentiated the word sense into three transversal fields to define dizziness: sensory input (stands for the corporeal aspect of dizziness), emotion (the emotional spectrum of dizziness), and meaning. Along these three transversal fields of sense, we will discuss the phenomenon and concept of dizziness, bringing together different disciplinary viewpoints and connections to verticality.
This book launch will feature Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond, who will introduce the book and their eponymous artistic research project, and Sergio Edelsztein, collaborator of the artistic research 'Dizziness – A Resource'. In 2016 he co-hosted a three-day event at the CCA, where Maya M. Shmailov participated with a lecture.
'Nothing Personal' is a video that present two simultaneous views: one turning into the artist’s studio, and the other looking out from the studio to the corridor and entrance hall leading into it. The video opens with the artist lying on a bed in the middle of the studio, weakly calling the emergency medical service.
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.
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.
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.
Can dizziness be a resource? What remains from states of precariousness, uncertainty, disorientation, intoxication or exhilaration? Particularly now, in these times of invocations of global crisis, these questions are more relevant than ever. The exhibition ‘Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown’ locates dizziness in artistic creativity, finding it in situations of unbalance, confusion, disorientation
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?
Vertigo in the City brings together an eclectic mix of scholars, clinicians, practitioners and artists to share perspectives on vertigo. The multidisciplinary conversations explore how sensations of dizziness and disorientation are diagnosed, analysed, evoked, induced, critiqued and represented, with a particular focus on the built environment.
The process of slipping into dizzying freefall, of sliding into uncertainty, becoming stuck, losing one’s way, giving up are as much actions as occurrences, both active and passive. Dizziness is a midway state at the point where everything and nothing seems possible, where certainty and uncertainty are in superposition, marked by an increasing loss of control.
The workshop will shed new light on disorientation and on how film artists throughout history use (optical) disorientation and confusion as a paradigm in their work. What can be gained by losing one’s grip, by simply letting go? What pictures arise with dizziness?