The project for Haus der Geschichte Österreich (House of Austrian History) encompasses a photo series and a series of videos. Following the construction process for the new museums’ space in the historical backdrop of Neue Burg, the former Emperor’s quarters.
How can we utilise dizziness in the sense of ‘staring into the abyss’ as a stimulus for the fundamental act of philosophising? Is it really the limit, threshold, limen and aporia that incite thinking?
Starting with the attempt to call the phenomenon of dizziness by its proper name, this book brings together diverse voices considering the potential of this in-between state from multiple perspectives and in view of different disciplines.
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?
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?
Having grown up in Lesotho (his mother is German, his father South African), Teboho Edkins' films are shaped by a search for borders: between belonging and intrusion, between documenting and fictional storytelling, between film and video art.