Criticizing the representation of the centrality of our humanity in the order of living entities in architecture, this work revolves around a somatic design for a more-than-human world. This contribution is aimed at feeling in our own flesh some possible configurations of dizziness creating a measuring instrument as an in-situ experience through an installation work.

Dizziness needs a body to exist. But what a body is can be discussed. Dizziness can have multiple incarnations. But how do we recognize these embodiments and how can we be aware of our dizziness?

Dizziness has multiple performances and produce different symptoms. When we feel unstable we undoubtedly know we are dizzy. But not all the expressions of dizziness are so clear. Moreover when dizziness is a sociopolitical, urban or ecological state we are not always aware of it.

DUST is a collective performance and installation to measure precisely this, how dizziness is something that we inhabit and to what extend we do it. We will use somatics to navigate and measure dizziness in terms of radical imaginations and distances. Grounding dizziness in our flesh and what composes it will allow us to resolutely incarnate it.

DUST has taken place for the first time in Vienna within the Symposium in Motion “Addressing Dizziness” directed by Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond held at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Visit the virtual exhibition here.



Author: María Auxiliadora Gálvez.

Production: María Auxiliadora Gálvez in collaboration with Fab Lab Madrid CEU and the Zentrum Fokus Forschung, University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Collaborators, assembly and coordination: Ruth Anderwald, Laura Brech, María Auxiliadora Gálvez, Leonhard Grond and Julia Strikovska.

Materials: Hand cut paper for the interspecies scales (40); and PLA bioplastic for the dust pieces made in 3D printing (55) by Fab Lab Madrid CEU.

Photos by Natalija Bolsakov and María Auxiliadora Gálvez.