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.
This year Ernst Maréchal and Heike Langsdorf are re(dis)covering a practice they have started up in 2018.
Using in-situ poor dramaturgy every time and again, Poor Concerts make sure that something is done, recorded, played back... ready to accumulate or being redistributed.
Things present -- sonically, visually, orally, physically, mentally -- are taken into account for a play unfolding ‘sur place’.
In January 2022, invited by Cie Squeezz to be part of VanKleinsAfAan (2020 - 2023), Heike Langsdorf and Ernst Maréchal were asked to take part in Lasso's project pARTicipe!. During one week, they worked in a children’s home at Minor N’Dako in Anderlecht, where they re(dis)covered their practice/s by arranging one or more Poor Concerts <<< per day.