Entering Vertigo is a sonic experiment, composited of two stereophonic field recordings of Biellese sound sources. While one of the recorded sounds rotates clockwise, the other sound rotates anticlockwise, both with the listener`s body as center of rotation.
Curiously, vertigo is often being conceived as a visual motion whilst its actual cause lies in sensorical processes in the semicircular canals of the ear. This said, could it be actually possible to cause vertigo by certain sounds of rotations?
Vertigo is often beeing described as a feeling of movement, when the body is actually remaining still. Children usually seek this light headed sensation, whereas as adults, we tend to find vertigo rather uncomfortable. In vertigo, acceleration is key. Our bodies need to be exposed to the fast driving of slopes, in a car, or to the spinning in a polka-dance. We need to speed up to fabricate vertigo, our bodies need to be temporarily trapped in the turns of a car, in the grip of a dancer, in the grip of history, in the making and negotiating of nation states, of continental trade interests, of digital data territories etc.
Vertigo, on the other side can also be a relief, otherwise no one would dance polka, or lindy-hop! Let yourself spin might be an interesting deviation, focusing on subjective moods and sensations – or on the ones of temporal micro-collectives.
Performances & (Interactive) Installations
- Écriture idiotique, ongoing
- Entering Vertigo, 2015
- Blindlings Lachen, 2015
- Occupy Karaoke, 2013
- It Would Get A Terrific Laugh, 2014
- Hangout, 2014
- Studio Visit for One, 2014
- On Hawthorne Effects, 2011
- Bon Noir Alien, 2011
- Unidentifying Bruce, 2011
- Take a Dream on a Sunday, 2012
- The Joy of Belonging, 2010
- FYEO/NSFW, 2011
- Petit Père, 2009
- The Beauty Secret, 2008
- Marode Räume, 2002
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