Exercises in Existential Eccentricity

  • Presentation, Conference Contribution


  • Wien, Österreich


Vortrag, artbased research , Video, Collage, Cultural Anthropology, Natural Philosophy, Other Human Medicine, Health Sciences


Autoimmune diseases have become a global health problem, but their cause and genesis are still unresolved. So the aim of this artistic research project, to find new ways of understanding autoimmunity, is of high social relevance. The method “EEE – Exercises in Existential Eccentricity” was developed to investigate a new concept of autoimmunity based on the thesis of eccentric positionality by Helmuth Plessner. It is a practical and daring technique, exposing the researcher in her vulnerability as a chronically ill person. It involves artefacts related to the illness narrative, as well as constant transitions between the centre and the periphery, eliciting different self-aspects. The results are expected to provide new images of autoimmunity to help people cope with autoimmune diseases.

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SAR 2021 Conference



  • Wien, Österreich
  • Vienna
  • Austria

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Published By: Barbara Macek | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 21 May 2022, 16:05 | Edit Date: 24 November 2022, 09:07