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.
How have your practices been transformed by the pandemic, if at all? Could you give a concrete example?
They did TRANSFORM , as THEY always DO. I worked less OUTSIDE, I worked THROUGH MUSIC in my SPACE and it is by GOING THROUGH that I managed to CONTINUE TO PRACTICE. Since I'm a GRAPHIC DESIGNER, and MAKE DRAWINGS as well I made SOME new stuff and SENT some SKETCHES to friends and PEERS. Since they know where I LIVE, they ALSO sometimes PASS BY and TAKE over my SPOTIFY... THEY sometimes SEND me SONGS as well, THROUGH that, I get my ENERGY back. IT doesn't ALWAYS RESONATE WITH ME as in my BEING, but the MORE EARS it can SEDUCE the BETTER.
Who or what has supported/accompanied this transformative process (or transition)?
FROM FRIENDS, from people FROM the PAST, TROUGH art, TROUGH WRITING and THINKING.and THINKING while DOING.
SITTING with the BODY in the morning (around 6) and PLAYING songs in the SHOWER to REFRESH my THOUGHTS from the DAY BEFORE. I am CONSTANTLY in the MOOD for something NEW.
Which role does radical_house have in this process? And which role you imagine could have in the future?
RADICAL HOUSE can PLAY a huge ROLE, or A SMALLER one, DEPENDING on HOW MUCH SPACE I want TO TAKE in it at THAT eXact MOMENT. I ALREADY LEFT some THINGS while I was THERE, and I WILL LEAVE some MORE if the HOUSE is CAPABLE of CARRYING IT and TAKING CARE of the THINGS. I don't know what WILL HAPPEN in the FUTURE...
But as LONG as it's PRESENTed and EXISTS, I will BE or HANG in THERE SOMEWHERE... in THOUGHTS, IMAGINATION or in MATTER.