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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NEWSLETTERS

MAIN PRACTICES

spatial
radical_house 2020 ...
bodily
SITTING WITH THE BODY 2013 ...
educational
DISTRACTION AS DISCIPLINE 2016-19
social
BUREAU 2010-15
economical
SHOP SHOP 2013/14

CONVERSATIONS

Working with 'Performing Objects'

28-02-2015 [• sitting with the body • workshops etc. ]
Heike Langsdorf was invited to guide the second workshop relating to Performing Objects at Destelheide in Dworp. The workshop was exploring experimental performance relating to assembled objects brought by the participating artists. Possible outcomes of all of the workshops part of Performing Objects will be presented in upcoming public events.

Performing Objects experiments with objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience. This project researches different ways artists can anticipate this process during the conceptualisation and the conception of their work. The artworks made for this project will possibly manifest themselves in different locations outside the regular arts contexts. <more>