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 Retreat II

20-05-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images ]
The second retreat takes place from the 7th until the 19th of May at ZSenne art lab.

This time Heike Langsdorf and Renée Copraij concentrate on movement, deriving from yoga principles (as opposed to the movement samples presented in february, extracting movement from all kinds of bodily activities). An artistic peer group is invited to give feedback. Next to that, Copraij gives a yoga workshop to interested Brusseleers and texts are studied in order to investigate the ‘sacred’ and the ‘spiritual’.
 
In these reading sessions, questions are addressed like: What does yoga actually mean? What is a sutra? Why didn't Catholicism develop a similar body-practice? Why is yoga not a religion? What does it mean to withdraw from the senses?
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The following protocol might give an impression of the rhythm of the second SWTB retreat:
 
8:00 coffee
8:30 sitting
9:00 breath control exercises
9:30 executing a sequence of postures in which movement and breath are being linked
11:15 breakfast
12:00 contextual reading
1:00 lunch
1:30 feedback by Renée Copraij
2:00 sitting
2:30 preparing for movement-improvisation
3:30 Legs up against the wall
3:50 improvising and composing test-material
5:00 tea-break
5:10 Chanting a-u-i-m 9 times
5:30 sitting
6:00 dinner, talk and think about the bigger frame of sitting with the body and which step has to be taken the next day.