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.
During the academic year of 2013-2014 three teams including three artists will coach both students and teachers during eight weeks in two schools each. Project coach Airan Berg is an internationally renowned artist and stage director with a few years’ experience in community art projects in various countries. He coached similar school projects in Flandres, Wallonia, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria. The Move-it project emphasizes the importance of the artistic process (talent development, improving personal competencies, …), results are not particularly wanted or crucial to the project.
artistic team for Sint-Gillis Basis School and De Toverfluit Sint jans Molenbeek: Heike Langsdorf, Gustavo Miranda, Christoph Ragg