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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radical_house 2020 ...



17-11-2017 [• DAD - education • Making Space/S ]

A platform for arts and design research practices
KASK – 20-23 February 2018

>>> we did it! / pictures

>>> we do it! / programme

>>> call for participation

HOW DO WE DO IT? A platform for arts and design research practices is a framework for sharing practices involved in research processes.

This initiative, run by a group of artists working at KASK school of arts, aims to shed light on the general topic of arts and design research by focussing on a fundamental and pragmatic aspect that has been often neglected: How do we research through arts and design practices? How do we conceive and develop our work in order to inquire into our research topics? Do we modify our practices in order to do research? What kind of difficulties appear in our day-to-day work when we connect arts and design to research? How do arts and design practices relate to other kind of research practices for example, academic writing or scientific experimentation? How do we reflect on our own research practices?

HOW DO WE DO IT? opens up a space for collective hands-on reflection about these and related questions. We do not want to come to a definition of artistic research in general but rather find out what it can enable and open up for. It is our aim to meet a wide array of practices and to experience a broad range of formats in order to communicate about them beyond questions concerning particular research topics or fields of expertise. In so doing, we hope to inspire an engaged dialogue between researchers (MA-Students, PhD-candidates, PostDoc-researchers and Senior Researchers) and to contribute to the development of a strong research community at KASK.

The first gathering will begin in the evening of February 20, 2018 with a public lecture by Alex Arteaga followed by an open discussion with all the participants in order to frame the work to be done in the following days. From February 21 to 23 the participants who will present their practices will do so in the format they consider to be most appropriate to facilitate a reflective dialogue on the particularities of the practices at stake. Each presentation, including the dialogue with all the participants, will take place in a timeframe of 90 minutes.

Looking forward to receive your inscription for presenting your research and/or just participating!

Currently part of the HDWDI? core group,
Alex Arteaga, Jeroen Billiet, Hilde D’haeyere, Martine Huvenne, Heike Langsdorf, Anna Luyten, Jasper Rigole, Kristof van Baarle, An Van Dienderen, Kristof Van Gestel, Dirk Van Gogh, Adva Zakai

how to apply to present your practices?
In order to present your arts and research practices in this forum, please send your application to katrien.vuylstekevanfleteren@hogent.be until December 15, specifying the following information:
- Full name
- Name of your research project or short description of your research topic
- Format or formats in which you would like to present your research practices including technical and spatial requirements
- Your research group: MA-Student, PhD-Candidate, PostDoc-Researchers or Senior Researcher.

how to register to participate?
In order to attend the presentations, please register by sending an email to katrien.vuylstekevanfleteren@hogent.be until February 1.

For any question please send an email to arteaga@udk-berlin.de.