© Anderwald + Grond
– Bernoulligymnasium, Vienna. November 12, 2015
– Akademisches Gymnasium, Graz. February 2, 2016
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.
Break camp, break in, break the mould.
That we are currently faced with this “other side” situation fits very well with your ideas and parameters. You can reconstruct what we interpret as real into a different reality.
Can dizziness be a resource? What remains after unsettledness and disorientation? And how can we see communities find their balance in uncertain situations? Particularly now, in times of ubiquitous invocations of global crisis, these questions of collective balancing and balancing collectives are more relevant than ever.
“As agents of confusion you precede the agents of change”, claims the hermaphrodite being ‘Dizziness’ in Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond’s film.
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.