ABOUT THIS SITE >>> This site is a blog as well as an archive. It gives visibility to the continues working of radical_hope, its current move to radical_house, the research project Distraction As Discipline (2016 - 2019) and the process of OTOE - works for passers-by, a working trajectory (2013 and 2014).

radical_house is a long term project and has a threefold nature: it presents a physical place, a framework and a logic. When in 2013 teaching and mentoring became an extension of Langsdorf's artistic practices now radical_house stems from her pedagogical experience where 'being in dialogue' with others is her main principle.

Distraction As Discipline is an investigation into enactivist principles in art and education (research trajectory at KASK School of Arts Ghent 2016-19). It considers the potential of performance art and pedagogy in general, in resisting the current and massive desubjectivation, by critically reclaiming both, attention for the moment and participation in a process.

OTOE - works for passers-by was the development of radical_hope's artistic practice in the city and questioned how and by whom this practice (and its bodily, social and economical aspects) is perceived. The title refers to the public of a city and to how we encounter and register most things on our way through the city: Out of The Corner of Our Eyes. OTOE.

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SEASONAL REFLECTIONS

NEWSLETTERS

TIMELINE

MAIN PRACTICES

bodily
SITTING WITH THE BODY 2013 ...
social
BUREAU ANNEX
economical
SHOP SHOP
educational
DISTRACTION AS DISCIPLINE 2016-19
relational
radical_house 2020 ...

CONVERSATIONS

ABOUT THE CONVERSATIONS YOU FIND ON THIS BLOG

03-06-2013
The series of conversations, published on this blog, is a means for coming to more precise terms on how various practices, executed by different people in a city, relate.
The various conversations are co-constructed. They differ from informal meetings, where having a coffee, meeting for a drink, going for a walk etc. are private and undirected. The OTOE-conversations are restricted in time (ideally 30min), structured in a specific way, and made in order to be edited and read by others.

How is an OTOE conversation constructed?
When someone is invited to take part in a OTOE conversation, he or she receives a clear description of the aim of the conversation and how it is made (structured, time-restricted, audio-recorded, transcribed, mutually edited). If the answer is positive, Heike Langsdorf mentions her personal motivation for the invitation and the 3 to 4 questions she would like to ask. The introduction as well as the initial questions can be re-confirmed or modified, refused, replaced etc. as long as it takes ... until an agreement is found.
During the talk the two conversation-partners + one moderator are present. The latter, Sébastien Hendrickx, by posing clarifying questions where necessary, assures that the talk does not become 'hermetic' to outsiders. After the conversation is transcribed, the moderator makes the raw transcription together with a pre-edit available to the two conversation partners for further editing.

Formalizing what is going on anyway
Structuring moments in which we otherwise would meet and talk in a more loose way is an attempt to pay more attention to how we talk, to get more articulated in asking questions and listening to each other, and in the best case scenario with a new and enriching understanding for the ones co-constructing as well as the outsiders reading the edited versions.