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.
From 5 October on there are regular SWTB Sutra Reading Meetings.[more on SITTING WITH THE BODY >>>]
What is a Sutra?[<<< READ HERE >>>]
How does it work?
The SWTB Sutra Readings last one hour.
One or a couple of sutras are being read beforehand.
During the meeting they get read once more loudly and then one by one - restriced by a given time (3 minutes) -
people talk about what they can read, see, 'get out' of the text. While doing this, one tries to relate and keep relating to what is actually standing there, trying to formulate what one can/not understand of them.
Depending on how many people are present and on the length of the sutra(s) there are several rounds.
Between the rounds there is a short - very short - 3-minute - free discussion.
One of the people participating makes notes throughout the meeting.
When the reading-hour is round there can be a last free discussion of what was noted down.
What does it serve?
The reading of the sutras is part of a profound yoga practice.
It is a form of study, researching the meaning of deeds.
Talking about what we read in them is a tool for observation:
It makes apparent how differently our mind goed about one and the same thing.
Why do WE do it?
As preparation for one of the images of sitting with the body - 7/7: the image talking with the body