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 / sonic document by Social Recordings

15-09-2021 [• in practice • HoP • radical_house ]

CODISCO <<< invited Ernst Maréchal / Social Recordings & May Abnet 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 Ernst was recording sound while immersing himself into the activites going on, literally 'wearing' a made to measure microphone-set: what he catched from what was going on, often happened beyond his control... At certain moments he would also record May's reading-out-loud-performances of her poetic synthesis (of her by then collected notes) accompagnied by images of her drawings.

Find here his CODISCO - sonic document >>>

Ernst Maréchal is an audiovisual artist, performer and songwriter. His focus is on co-creation and on how we can make diverse voices resonate and give meaning in public space by bringing them together. He tries to understand and represent the dramaturgy of these encounters by searching for artistic forms to hold traces of them, from a participatory observation and activation.
In the recent past he was founder and artistic director of Manoeuvre, a co-creative arts space in Ghent. Before that he created together with other artists and with many new Belgians (in collaboration with Globe Aroma & Kaaitheater) the projects: The Table Kitchen, Made in Belgium and Blue Key Identity. A shared research into the possibilities of integration as a dialogical process.
Now he is active as an artistic (PhD) researcher at RITCS School of Arts/VUB where, with the trajectory Social Recordings, he searches for the relational power of sound, for feedback as communication, for forms of open listening that enter into dialogue with the unknown and the antagonistic and for how, despite the differences, we are subject to (but also contribute to) the sonic space we share.

* 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?