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.
Back Again I, a performance and video-work by Bureau Annex, is comissioned by Trouble Festival 2013 / Les Halles de Schaerbeek.
[read more on Bureau Annex here]
In a backroom of Taverne L’Evasion, a bar close to Les Halles, a choreographic slapstick scenario is executed by different actors several times a day during one week. The individual performances are filmed and the different video recordings are successively assembled into one single multi-layered film, creating a ghost-like effect. A swarm of individuals is seen executing the same (or similar) action simultaneously. After attending the 10 minutes long live performance in the café, the public is taken to a place nearby where the video-work is screened.
performance-audio Back Again 1: