Date of Publishing:
March 29, 2017

© Henry Hills
Film still © Henry Hills

Im Taumel

31 Mar 2017, 11:00-14:30

31st of March 2017, 11 am – 1:30 pm

Mehlplatz 2A-8010 Graz, Austria
+43 316 82 90 81

Extending to Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown at Kunsthaus Graz, the Diagonale festival shows a programme of Austrian and international short films curated by Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond.

Taumel, dizziness, occurs specific to a situation and location, in the form of vertigo, intoxication, disturbance, suctioning, shallowness, and rapids. It pulls the carpet out from under us. It carries us off, away, and along. According to Plato, dizziness is the source of all philosophizing because it destabilizes within us, what we consider unalterable. Dizziness clarifies the fragility of our visual experience of reality, which mediates the world to us subjectively, relationally, and from a specific perspective and situation.


Sehen als 1, 2000, Esther Stocker 0'30''

The Flicker, 1966, Tony Conrad, 30'

Contemplations, 2010, Anderwald + Grond, 15'

Untitled (Generali Foundation Vienna), 2015, Philipp Fleischmann 5' 8''

Failed States, 2008, Henry Hills 10'

11/65 Bild Helga Philipp, 1965, Kurt Kren, 2'

Flash in the Metropolitan, 2006, Rosalind Nashashibi / Lucy Skaer 3'25''

Hypnodrom, 2017, Richard Wilhelmer, 2'