2013 © Vivian Ostrovsky
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.
If we look at the history of analogue cinema, of cinema projected from film, perhaps we can take the question of vertigo as a red thread.
Lecture Performance by Robert Prosser at Academy of Fine Arts
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.
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 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.