(Without Words) Stone Fruits and Ghosts, 2014 © Anderwald + Grond
Excerpt of the concert Instruction for Use at Musikfestival Rottweil, Germany. June 18, 2015.
– See also Instruction for Use.
I’ve heard surviving pilots tell, that free fall triggers a feeling of confusion between the self and the aircraft. While falling, people may sense themselves as being things, while things may sense that they are people.
Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
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.
Extending to 'Utrata równowagi' at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond curated with Michał Matuszewski six programmes of Austrian and international films.
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.
This book launch will feature Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond, who will introduce the book and their eponymous artistic research project, and Sergio Edelsztein, collaborator of the artistic research 'Dizziness – A Resource'. In 2016 he co-hosted a three-day event at the CCA, where Maya M. Shmailov participated with a lecture.