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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HOW DO WE DO IT? - We do it.

09-02-2018 [• DAD - education • Making Space/S ]
I am happy to announce the first take on HOW DO WE DO IT? 

This first gathering could be realized by a core group of artists working at KASK and in the frame of the research-traject Distraction as Discipline, I am currently conducting at KASK together with Anna Luyten.

Inscriptions still possible until Monday, 12 Feb!

Love and clarity for artistic research in general and through specific art and design practices!
Again and again - once in a while - it’s a necessity °°°


Dear student, researcher, teacher at KASK
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the event How Do We Do It? on 20-23 February 2018 in KASK, Ghent. 
On this platform for research practices in art and design, we aim to focus on the fundamental and pragmatic sides of artistic research, simply by discussing the variety of ways of how we do it.
Below you can read the details of our three-day program. For a full attendance to the complete program you need to register, by sending an email-message to how.do.we.do.it@hogent.be, before February 12. 
The opening lecture by Alex Arteaga on Tuesday 20 February at 18:00 in ZWARTE ZAAL is freely open to the all. We'd appreciate a short note if you plan to attend, by email to how.do.we.do.it@hogent.be.
You are very welcome, 
the How Do We Do It?-organising committee:
Alex Arteaga, Chokri Ben Chikha, 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 Do We Do It? - A platform for arts and design research practices

#HOW DO WE DO IT? 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?
In 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 and in dialogue with communities elsewhere.#

20-23 February 2018 — ZWARTE ZAAL / KASK school of arts

Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Gent

Initiated by a group of artists working at KASK, this platform offers a space for collective hands-on reflection on the variety of ways we research through arts and design practices.


‪20 Feb / ‪18:00 

            — lecture by Alex Arteaga on artistic research practices

            — open to the general public

21, 22, ‪23 Feb / ‪10:00 - 13:30 + ‪14:30 - 18:00 

            — presentations of research practices

            — for registered participants only

+ book presentations on 22 Feb / 16:30

Presenting artists:

on 21/2: Elly Van Eeghem, Bauke Lievens, Rares Craiut, Jeroen Billiet

on 22/2: David Denil, Tim Duerinck, Jivan Van Der Ende + book presentations

on 23/2: Kristof Van Gestel, Klaas Devos 

Registration for a full-time attendance is possible until 12 Feb by sending an email to how.do.we.do.it@hogent.be

Artists currently running the platform:

Alex Arteaga, Chokri Ben Chikha, 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.

More info on the platform and the event here: https://goo.gl/WUNEX7