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 OTΗOE - 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.

OTΗOE - 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. OTΗOE.

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CODISCO / poetic documentation practice / May Abnet

15-09-2021 [• HoP ]
We invited May Abnet & Ernst Maréchal to follow CODISCO <<< * -- one day in and around a house in Ixelles / Staycation through applying their practices in this specific context and timeframe...

During that day May was 'recording' by note-taking and drawing what she could catch from what was going on, and at certain moments she would install herself at a chosen spot in the house and 'replay' her material collection: a  reading-out-loud-performance of her poetic synthesis (of by then collected notes) paralleled with projecting images.

Find here her CODISCO - chronicle as PDF-performance >>>

May Abnet studied Medieval Art History at ULB in Brussels and currently studies Social Design at the KASK School of Arts Ghent. In her poetic research practice, she is focused on the urban ecosystem, and uses word, image and performance as her tools. She is involved in collective-based initiatives like Door to Door, a project developing conversation tools to reconnect people in the politically polarised Flanders, and Rebel, a non-profit feminist platform raising awareness about the safety and visibility of women and other minorities in the world of electronic music and parties.

* Codisco was organised in three episodes thorughout 2021 in the context of House of Practices, a framework 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?