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 OTÇOE - 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.

OTÇOE - 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. OTÇOE.

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17-08-2020 [• in practice • Making Space/S ]


... this was a summer residency at Pathos / Schwere Reiter -- Munich ... full of surprise, surrendering and negotiation!!!

Together with Christiane Huber and Robert Keil we entered a dedicated 'Grundladenforschung' (Yes we worked in German!), meaning, 'Basic Research'.

And as so often, when things get the time to make themselves seen and understood in their genuine 'being' (German: 'Wesen') it is oh so possible to play with them -- endlessly, radically and without merci!

This was a great first step towards a space that can virtuously question how to still 'bring' text (any text, very specific text, found footage) ... on stage, how to pull it off stage ... how to have it negotiated 'out there'?

Well, we'll see ...


(for English scroll down)

Wie wollen wir uns von einem Standpunkt des Nichtwissens auf gefundenes Material beziehen, auf Objekte, Texte, vorgefundene Situationen oder Gegebenheiten?

Wir wollen uns mit ‘Found Objects’ aber auch gefundenen Texten, Romanen und ihren Figuren, Informationen, Themen, Diskursen, Praktiken und deren selbstdarstellerischer Kraft auf die Bühne begeben.
 ‘Dinge’ die nicht nur als Metapher im Theater genutzt werden, sondern die ‘sich selbst’ auf der Bühne darstellen und die als zusätzliche Protagonisten zusammen mit Performer*innen und Publikum einen komplexen aber lesbaren Dialog eingehen.

Dabei gehen wir davon aus, dass ‘Dinge’ sich zu den Performer*innen verhalten, nicht nur Werkzeug sind, sondern eine eigene Physis haben. Sie müssen damit nicht unbedingt aktiviert werden, sondern funktionieren als relevantes gesellschaftliches Material, das wie eine Landschaft gelesen werden kann.


How do we want to relate to found material, objects, texts, found situations or circumstances from a standpoint of ignorance?

We want to go enter the theatrical space with ‘Found Objects’, but also found texts, novels and their characters, information, topics, discourses, practices and their self-articulating power. ‘Things’ that are not only used as a metaphor in the theater, but that ‘represent themselves’ on stage and that, as additional protagonists, enter into a complex but legible dialogue with performers and the audience.

We assume that ‘things’ relate to the performers, are not just tools, but have their own physicality. They do not necessarily have to be activated, but they function as relevant social material that can be read like a landscape.

research process : 
Christiane Huber, Robert Keil, Heike Langsdorf
residence : 
Pathos & Schwere Reiter / München