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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SITTING WITH THE BODY - The Saturdays

13-09-2014 [• sitting with the body • workshops etc. • transition ]



FREE PRACTICE on Saturdays:
13/9, 20/9, 27/9, 4/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 1/11
Bains Connective >>> directions

For the practitioners of Sitting With The Body 24/7 -
[Premiere @ Burning Ice Festival 2015 / Kaaitheatre] - as well as everybody else!

In the morning 11h - 12:30 - in the form of a class -
the different body-practices, which form the basis of SWTB, will be shared. These practices are a. o. sitting meditation, a basic chanting and asana practice, breath control, standing and walking meditation, movement improvisation.

In the early afternoon 13:30 - 15:30 there is a more in
depth work. Special attention is given to the co-sitters, in order to develop movement material for the ten distinct choreographies, which the piece will consist of.
But once again, everybody is welcome to attend the practice in the morning as well as the work during the early afternoon !

Sitting With The Body 24/7 is a retreat in public space. During one week and 24/7 a group of performers will execute a choreography for passers-by in the city. In a space with display windows, like a shop or a gallery, they make choreographic images. These are based on eight simple movements everybody makes without really paying attention to it: sitting, lying, standing, walking, making, dancing, seeing and speaking. Passing by, people can choose to stay outside or enter the space. They can watch or join the retreat shortly or for a longer while. The structure of the retreat is based on the slow course of day and night. >>> READ MORE