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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Conversation Room

05-06-2016 [• DAD - education • conversation room ]

>>> opening soon at Autonome Vormgeving / KASK School of Arts / TramZwart (Paulibuilding)

The room at the end of the corridor at TramZwart was declared the research room of the 40 months research Distraction as Discipline *.

What kind of room allows for being open irregularily, on appointment or once in a while with an announced programme, always with the purpose of accommodating concentrated and focused presence AND unexpected influences, by allowing others to 'disturb'?

The Conversation Room is a free study place for dis/connecting with a thing, 'oneself' or others.

it can be used spontanously, for any silent activity
or by reservation, for any other conversational encounters:
>>> art.yesplan.be _ login: conversation room _ password: tramzwart

this space is never locked, but you can block its doors with the corresponding part of its floor-puzzle from inside.

this space is as public as a house for prayer and as fragile as a home,
please remove your shoes ...

*** research at KASK: Distraction as Discipline - an investigation into the function of attention and participation in performance art and pedagogy, writing and thinking practices.

* research project || KASK School of Arts / Ghent 2016 – 2019 • researchers || Heike Langsdorf & Anna Luyten • in dialogue with || Alex Arteaga • project coordination || Kristof Van Gestel • related collegues and students at KASK || Hans Bryssinck, David Weber-Krebs, Adva Zakai, Wouter Decorte, Wouter De Raeve a.o. soon ... • collaborators / ‘supporters’ elsewhere || Alex Arteaga (UDK Berlin), Irma Arribas Pérez (EINA Barcelona), Tania Alice (URDJ Rio De Janeiro), Tawny Andersen (Montreal), Lilia Mestre (Bains Connective), Matthieu Goeury, Elke Van Campenhout, Ward Rooze, Jan Roets (Kunsthumaiora Brussel), Guy Guypens (Kaaitheater), Lilia Mestre (Bains Connective), Merel Vercoutere, Hendrik Tratsaert, Pascal Lervant (Vrijstaat O. & De Werf – Ostend / Bruges), Khadija El Bennaoui (Vooruit – Ghent) ... • online || WWW.OPEN-FRAMES.NET/RADICAL_HOPE

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