Exercises in Existential Eccentricity

  • Movements, Artefacts, Transitions
Artistic Research Project


07 April 2021–09 April 2021


Video, Text Art, Performance, Reading, Object Sculpture, Text


The presented video is a visual summary of the first trials with the method EEE, developed to investigate the relation between the concept of "eccentric positionality" in Helmuth Plessner’s biophilosophy and the human condition labeled "SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus" (i.e. an autoimmune disease) for the project: "Autoimmunity and Anthropological Difference" (2019-2023). The EEE (exercises in existential eccentricity) stand for a practical and daring research method, exposing the researcher in her vulnerability as a chronically ill person. They involve artefacts related to the illness narrative, and constant transitions between the centre and the periphery, eliciting different self-aspects. The aim of these investigations is the development of a new concept of autoimmunity.

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Published By: Barbara Macek | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 21 May 2022, 16:06 | Edit Date: 05 February 2024, 08:05