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 OTΗOE - 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.
OTΗOE - 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. OTΗOE.
with: Helena Dietrich, Gilles Polet, Isabelle Wahedova, Christoph Ragg, Katja Dreyer, Jo Massin, Nelle Hens, Lilia Mestre, Elke Van Campenhout, Dolores Hulan, Dieudonné Zoko ...
Having in mind to produce SWTB 24/7, a polyphonic choreography next year, the research takes a clear direction: practicing - in the sense of dedicating oneself to something completely - will be the heart of the polyphonic piece. The final work to see for others (the public) will evolve around personal practice-lines. It wouldn't make sense to fix some sort of material and rehearse/repeat it from now on.
What makes sense is that we - individually AND as a group - as a loose group - integrate the practicing into our daily/weekly life-routines.
Until next February there will be 'one-on-one' retreats of one full day, during which Heike Langsdorf works with one co-sitter at a time. Materials (movement, actions, to-do-things) for an individual praxis-line will be selected ...
The basis for these personal practice-lines, are the principles which she could research for herself under der guidance of Renée Copraij during the last year.
The week of the 10th of February 2014, there will be an open atelier for all co-sitters at ZSenne artlab, concluding the research phase and at the same time previewing what will be elaborated into a piece for the fall 2014.
[>>> more on SITTING WITH THE BODY - the research]