Vertigo is a specific medical term used to describe the sensation of spinning without moving or having one’s surroundings spin about one.
I saw the Statue of Liberty, and — this is weird — I saw it, and I just had it,” he said. He swiftly decided that he wanted to “spin around this thing.
Both notions seem crucial when thinking of the catalysts for dizziness. Reaching one’s own limit makes one dizzy. Crossing a threshold, which is understood as a symbol for ending something and beginning something new, could begin within dizziness but also end with lucidity.
How can we navigate together through states of destabilising dizziness? Can the loss of orientation provide creative momentum?
The photo installation “Horizon in Motion” by Anderwald + Grond on the glass façade of the CCA, Congress Centre Alpbach plays with the figur of Atlas.
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.