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.
A LISTENING WEEK, April 25 & 27
initiative of Social Recordings & RITCS School of Arts in collaboration
The lectures take place in ARGOS <<< and start at 20:00.
Is listening always a listening to the other? Do we give voice by listening to the other?
Do we together -- as acoustic bodies -- create a common space that we fill with sound?
A space where we find ways to relate to one and other? How do we use acoustics to shape the attention this requires?
In a first presentation Brandon LaBelle (25/7) will pose the question of acoustics as a critical and creative framework. I
n particular, acoustics will be underscored not only as a property of space, nor as a specialized knowledge, but equally as a social and political issue.
In a second lecture and talk Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (27/7) discusses how hyper-listening and co-listening together underscore emancipatory acts of listening
towards generating an acoustic solidarity to provide solace, care and empathy in times of turmoil and crises.