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.
For the second time, Cifas (suite...) dedicates its summer university to the relationship between Living Art and the City.
Here you find the audio-recordings of the various debates >>>
10.00 - 13.00: Society City
Scout: Eric Corijn (BE). With Kris Grey (US), Sally De Kunst (BE/CH), Rajni Shah (UK), Heike Langsdorf (BE).
Social classes, origins, gender, culture, income, customs, languages create divisions which meet, collide and sometimes mingle in urban areas, let alone in contemporary European urban space marked by globalization. If this space is that of individual freedom allowed by anonymity, it is also the space where social ties disintegrate. Living Art, better than Monumental Art, often tries to restore this tie, or at least highlights this complex social fabric. What are its means, how successful is it and what are the difficulties met?