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Accepted Paper:

Being neither here, nor there. Vertigo paradoxical experiences rooted in precarious times.  
Mimina Pateraki (University of St Andrews)

Paper short abstract:

This paper draws upon Richard Serra art work “The Matter of Time”, a topological space which is experienced by the acting of every walker and discussing neoliberal employment precarity unfolds vertiginous narratives about being disoriented and confused sensing a paradoxical future.

Paper long abstract:

I’ll discuss on vertigo stories during precarious working conditions drawing upon Richard Serra work “The Matter of Time”, a public steel –manufactured art project which is located at Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Serra calls people to experience the matter of time mainly through vertigo feelings. He creates a topological space which is experienced by the acting of every walker. Being one of his walkers, I felt this art project as a challenge to think chronic crisis in Europe as a locus where different affective qualities of vertigo can be performed. While this vertigo area is mainly produced by its contingent design to be prone to deformation deliberating the artist contemporaneously encloses people to vertigo precariousness. Following Serra’s torque ellipses and spirals I ‘ll discuss on neoliberal precarious multiple vertigo challenges. Working with different people, mainly from Spain, Portugal, Malta and Greece (2017-2019), for a European project I’ ll present different stories on vertigo feeling during precarious working conditions in South Europe. My colleagues unfold vertiginous narratives about being disoriented and confused, full of dilemmas, on their life and the sense of a paradoxical future.

Panel Exti07b
The vertiginous: discuss II
  Session 1 Tuesday 30 March, 2021, -