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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radical_house 2020 ...
BUREAU 2010-15
SHOP SHOP 2013/14


Summer Breaks with SPIN

02-05-2015 [• exemplary practices • workshops etc. ]
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People come together around a work of art in various forms, be it in a theater, a museum, a cultural center, or in public space. Artists most often come together in artistic creation. But they also meet in order to exchange, to organize themselves, to discuss, to think and to evaluate work together, or to act as a community.
We want to examine the circumstances in which artists unite, the conditions that are needed for this coming together and the various practices and organizations that spring from this.
Can artists develop collective practices that go beyond the pure artistic creation? Can organizational concerns be approached in an artistic way? What kind of organizational skills are needed in order to produce certain actions? What kind of action requires what kind of coming together?

During the Workspace Brussels Summer Residency SPIN together with Heike Langsdorf contemplated on these concerns artistically, philosophically and practically. They invited a serious of guests from a wide range of experience, working with different models that create potential answers to the questions raised. They have set-up several work sessions in which the residents could engage through the different models that were proposed.

Breaks by: L'AMICALE DE PRODUCTION, David Weber-Krebs, State Of The Arts, VTI, Elke Van Campenhout, Etablissement d'en face