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 serpent's calling: Decolonial embodiment practices through movement and liberation of voice ]
by Manuel Antonio Guerrero García
workshop @ radical_house, Luikenaarsstraat 2, Ixelles
Saturday 10th of June > 15:00h - 19:30h
Sunday 11th of June > 11:00h - 15:30h
Anthropologist, dramaturg and singer Manuel Antonio Guerrero García (Mexico, 1991) invites you to join a workshop to explore resources for self-integration through movement and expressive voice - from a relational perspective between the body, territory and others - as part of a decolonial way of being present.
Modernity and the effects it had on the way of how we perceive the world and ourselves has been marked - but not defined - by dominant and hegemonic discourses.Their effects and dispositives are present in our language, so in the way that we live our bodies. But through the body we can access more histories (looking at our ancient becoming as animal humans, the particular histories in our families, and from our own experience) and in this way, find other routes to reconnect us to a different way of being present and connecting to the other.
The workshop is divided into two half days. In both of them we will explore the relation between coloniality, body and voice. This workshop is an invitation for the participants to explore deep ways of embodiment through resources for self-integration through dance, movement and expressive voice. We will look into a relational perspective between the body, territory and others, as a decolonial way of being present. Through these practices we will explore underneath the categories that modern thinking has taught us to though the body divided, and rising a new way to live it and living from there to all its deep capabilities, in terms of what Gloria Anzaldua called the 'Coatlicue state'.
Bio: Manuel Antonio Guerrero García, Mexico, 1991. Anthropologist, dramaturgist and singer. He has been part of the collective of theater Tlacuatzin between 2016 and 2020. Currently his research explores the intersections of coloniality, voice and body.
The workshop is open to everyone interested in this way of inquiry and content. No previous bodily practice experience required.
Keywords: Relational ontologies, embodiment, decolonial practices, body-territorialities, movement, voice, choreography, singing
Reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send an email introducing yourself and your interest by Monday 5th of June.
Maximum number of participants: 12 places.
Pay what you can. Suggested prices: 6EUR - 12 EUR. If money constitutes an obstacle for your participation in the workshop, please contact us and we will find a solution.
15:00-17:00 Introduction and dialogue
17:00-17:30 Snacks and drinks
17:30-19:30 Collective mapping exercise
11:00-12:45 Warming up and somatic explorations
12:45-13:00 Coffee Break
13:00-15:00 Embodiment exercises