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.
Clémentine Vaultier relates to House of Practices* through the question of how to practice collectively, within and surrounding the art world, making new ways for relating to others, with central notions of inclusivity and commoning. With her research on warmth, she asks how can a research process influence one another and invite for collective extensions, for new types of relationships and knowledge production ?
By guiding Caveat*'s reading room #15 in July 2021, she had the chance to use her workbook -- a research on rising warmth with a few detours -- and its content to experiment with sharing knowledge, questions, inspirations, artworks and other manifestations for reflecting together: on the one hand on the whole research and on the other what a transmission process actually is.
During the Caveat Reading Room #15 people spent 2 hours ‘being with the book’ and, to round up, Clémentine Vaultier offered all 'readers' some special wine found in France.
The ongoing project, gathering a collection of personal interests and experiments around the notion of warmth—physical and social— invites people to come together and connect to this from their own perspective. When organising it, there was the discussion of how such gathering is a pedagogical-curatorial question…
The workbook is a PDF-collage rather than a text. It is structured by categorizing material following how it relates to heat, let's say 'by degree'. Another characteristic is that the book has as many updated versions than it has readings.
During the reading session as well as during the drink there was some helpful feedback and suggestions formulated for how to organise further readings. For a next session Clémentine would propose to 'read' the book by taking turns in describing what we see... page for page…
“I am curious about the way every single reader describes the type of sources they are confronted to, such as Google images, excerpts of texts, personal archives, sketches, ceramic experiments, all are sharing content and making links between them, while being of very different nature and contexts… How do people read those different languages throughout the workbook, with which rhythm, what types of keywords will pop out, how all of this will affect the general narrative I proposed.”
* House of Practices is exploring permeability: how to make space in existing places? In dialogue, through their practices and those of guests, Simone Basani, Hans Bryssinck, Heike Langsdorf and Miriam Rohde, want to come closer to what the transformative power of a physical place can be: What does a place with its specific history, former and current inhabitants/users allow for? What makes it relational and permeable and for whom? How do our practices create closeness and distance to one another? What of it contributes to the making of community, and what to avoiding or even destroying it?
** Caveat is a research on the ecology of artistic practice, organized by Jubilee:
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