© Helmut Prochart
Oliver Hangl feat. Barbis Ruder
Photo documentation by Helmut Prochart
U-Jazdowski Castle: Octber 5, 2017
Oliver Hangl feat. Edyta Jarzab
© Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
My body felt spongy and disoriented. I no longer had a sense of the size of the room or where
anyone was within it, I didn’t know where the walls were, or the distance between my elbow
and hip, my chin and the floor.
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.
Recordings from the conference 'Balancing Togetherness'
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.
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.
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?