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disorient

(dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕnt′)
tr.v. disori·ented, disori·enting, disori·ents
To cause (a person, for example) to experience disorientation.

disorient

[disôr′ē·ənt]
to cause to lose awareness or perception of space, time, or personal identity and relationships.
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The DD is a small hand deployed device which generates a loud noise and bright flash of light distracting and disorienting persons creating dangerous situations, and allowing law enforcement agents to gain control of the situation without having to resort to lethal means.
Magnifications of microscopic scenes turn cells into nebulae and objects into luminous abstractions, disorienting already-unmoored imagery through transformations of scale and dissolutions of inside and out.
Sigel also creates a few arty transitions from scene to scene, and deliberately concocts some disorienting juxtapositions between fantasy and reality.
Urbania keeps us on our toes with prismatic photography to match its elliptical narrative as well as casting choices that are intentionally disorienting (all of the actors playing Charlie's objects of desire are cut from the same male-model cloth), It's a depressing ride, When it's over you should feel as if your own life is just a bowl of cherries.
While the dancers recited the text, the instrumental and vocal music was taped, which was disorienting.
In this earlier moment, artists as diverse as Dan Graham, Peter Campus, Bruce Nauman, and Joan Jonas established feedback loops of live cameras and monitors into which viewers could wander: Sometimes their images were replayed to themselves in altered form, as in Campus's works, and sometimes spectators encountered their displaced projections on a short delay or in kinesthetically disorienting environments, as in installations by Nauman and Graham.
About 90 seconds of disorienting, thrilling, stomach-dropping action.
Then there's the lush electroballad "Bambi" and the disorienting and beautiful "Blue Mug.
Durant's sound tracks for these works, with songs looped and overlaid in reverse, create a heady, disorienting effect.
In what is touted as the first ``fourth-dimensional'' ride, X's prototype design allows the seats to rotate 360 degrees, disorienting passengers who are suspended in the air off to both sides of the main track.
The effect, as with the Whitney piece, is to turn a mundane subject into a disorienting spectacle.