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.

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Choreography as Conditioning


published by >> APE

BOOK launch by radical_hope
November 27, 2021, 4pm-6pm @ WIELS


The writing project Choreography as Conditioning (2017 - 2021) was and is based on the existential need to look again, to re-consider, to practice again, to remain inquisitive...

Rather than being the final step of a long process, the launch of the books series Choreography as Conditioning has been the launch of a series of re-iterations of practices and of new productions stemming from these 're-visits': Disclosing Practices... 

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ABOUT THE BOOKS SERIES and the individual issues:

The books included in the series Choreography as Conditioning are rooted in a cycle of work sessions entitled CASC at KASK, in which students work together with invited guests. They explore the notions of choreography, understood as ways of organizing subjects in their surroundings, and conditioning in both art-making and society- making. Where, how, and by whom are things organized and what kind of landscapes of experience are made (im)possible by the practices we enact and encounter?    

[series editors: Alex Arteaga, Heike Langsdorf]



Thinking Conditioning through Practice, the first book in this series, addresses the question of how these practices destabilize and (re)constitute the concept of conditioning through six writing processes performed by Alex Arteaga, Julia Barrios de la Mora, Julien Bruneau, Laetitia Gendre & Miram Rohde, Heike Langsdorf and Kristof Van Baarle. 

[Alex Arteaga, Heike Langsdorf eds.]

[contributors: Alex Arteaga, Julia Barrios de la Mora, Julien Bruneau, Laetitia Gendre & Miriam Rohde, Heike Langsdorf, Kristof Van Baarle.]

[copy editor: Tawny Andersen]


Practicing Futures through Voicing, the second book in this series, connects with the first book’s concern with how practices destabilize and (re)constitute the concept of conditioning. It does so by questioning how to process life in a way that allows us to create volume, take space, and find our (tone of) voice—first in our immediate surroundings and, through this, in the world as it struggles and moves toward ongoing futures. 

[Tawny Andersen, Heike Langsdorf eds.]   

[contributors: Tawny Andersen, Alex Arteaga, Gaia Carabillo, Boyzie Cekwana, Lauren Grusenmeyer & School of Love*, Sébastien Hendrickx, Heike Langsdorf, Bauke Lievens, Barbara Raes.]

[copy editor: Tawny Andersen]

* at that moment present: Hazal Arda, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Ritam Hazarika, Heike Langsdorf, Lilia Mestre, Stef Meul, Elli Vassalou, Adva Zakai and Weronika Zalewska.


The Orphans of Tar – A Speculative Opera answers the question posed in the second book by transforming life into voices and presenting possible mindsets through co-authoring a factual fiction. As such, it constitutes a mental space in which fictitious characters find an almost disturbing expansion of their thoughts. Accordingly, the book can be considered as an alle- gory of human thoughts as (possible) actions: what could happen becomes what does happen. For better and worse. 

[Co-authoring Collective: Julien de Smet, Ronny Heiremans, Heike Langsdorf, Vanessa Müller, Filip Van Dingenen, Stijn Van Dorpe, Clémentine Vaultier, Katleen Vermeir.]

[copy editor: Tawny Andersen / epiloog: Danielle van Zuijlen / graphics: Gijs de Heij]


The fourth book, Choreography as Self-Conditioning, presents a ‘written exhibition’. It consists of re-scripted scores originally develop- ed for the architectural space and the live audience of House of Ear, an immersive and intro-active sound parcours conceived and curated by David Helbich and Joris Blanckaert. These scores are DIY versions of the original works that invite readers to re-activate and engage with the thinking processes they stem from.        

[Simone Basani ed.]

[contributors: Simone Basani, Joris Blanckaert, Philippe Druez, Ward Ginneberge, David Helbich, Anna Jalving, Joanneke Jouwsma, Heike Langsdorf & Clara Levy, Sara Méndez, Mar Sala Romagosa, Noriko Yakushiji, Hugo Ranilla de Castro & Anne Zeuwts.]

[copy editor: Tawny Andersen]


... Through Practices is written by artist researchers who have been involved in a three-day public symposium with the same title, explo- ring ecologies of attention, awareness, senses of participation, and agen- cies of practice. It presents resonances and sedimentations of indi- vidual, shared, and collective practices, mirroring different forms of participating and responding—diverse in/capacities, im/possi- bilities, and dis/interests as they appear in and through experience. 

[Alex Arteaga, Heike Langsdorf eds.]   

[contributors: Bilal Kamilla Arnout, Alex Arteaga, Simone Basani, Julien Bruneau, Anne Dekerk, Klaas Devos, Emilie Gallier, Laetitia Gendre & Miriam Rohde, Heike Langsdorf, Anouk Llaurens, Irene Lehman, Lilia Mestre, Fransien van der Putt.]

[copy editor: Tawny Andersen]

𝘾𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙝𝙮 𝙖𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜
The books included in this series are rooted in a cycle of work sessions entitled CASC at KASK, in which students work together with invited guests. They explore the notions of choreography, understood as ways of organising subjects in their surroundings, and conditioning in both art-making and society-making. Where, how, and by whom are things organised and what kind of landscapes of experience are made (im)possible by the practices we enact and encounter?
[Alex Arteaga, Heike Langsdorf eds.]
Choreography as Conditioning was realised in the context of the research project Distraction as Discipline / KASK school of arts (2016 - 2020).
Contributors: Bilal Kamilla Arnout, Alex Arteaga, Tawny Andersen, Simone Basani, Julia Barrios de la Mora, Joris Blanckaert, Julien Bruneau, Gaia Carabillo, Boyzie Cekwana, Anne Dekerk, Klaas Devos, Julien de Smet, Philippe Druez, Emilie Gallier, Laetitia Gendre, Ward Ginneberge, Lauren Grusenmeyer & School of Love, Ronny Heiremans, David Helbich, Sébastien Hendrickxs, Anna Jalving, Joanneke Jouwsma, Clara Lévy, Irene Lehmann, Heike Langsdorf, Bauke Lievens, Anouk Llaurens, Sara Méndez, Lilia Mestre, Vanessa Müller, Barbara Raes, Hugo Ranilla de Castro, Miriam Rohde, Mar Sala Romagosa, Kristof Van Baarle, Fransien van der Putt, Filip Van Dingenen, Stijn Van Dorpe, Danielle van Zuilen, Clémentine Vaultier, Katleen Vermeir, Noriko Yakushiji, Anne Zeuwts
+ thanks to: Hazal Arda, Ritam Hazarika, Stef Meul, Ellie Vassalou, Adva Zakai, Weronika Zalewska 
+ APE, KASK school of arts & Conservatory — MANAMA — Autonomous Design — Drama, Curatorial Studies, KAAP, Vooruit, Jubilee vzw, Kristof Van Gestel, Anna Luyten, Lien van Leemput, Jurgen Malfeyt, Jonas Temmerman, Katrien Vuylsteke Vanfleteren, David Depestel, Mathieu Goeury, Merel Vercoutere, Rolf Quaghebeur
+ Filip Rathé, Fabrice Delecluse, Jan Steen, Mårten Spångberg, Emmanuel Depoorter, Antony Hudek, Lars Kwakkenbos, Rudi Laermans, Peter Westenberg
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙋𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨 … 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨
Developed by Heike Langsdorf, Alex Arteaga, Simone Basani, Alice Ciresola.
A constellation of projects conceived by the editors and interested contributors of the book series and other practitioners invited to disclose their practices in different contexts.