ABOUT THIS SITE >>> This site is a blog as well as an archive. It gives visibility to the actual working of radical_hope, to the research project Distraction As Discipline (2016 - 2019) and the process of OTÇOE - works for passers-by, a working trajectory (2013 and 2014).

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 personal, 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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Renée Copraij - Overtoom / Amsterdam / 23-03-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images ]
SACRED SPACE
Renée Copraij worked with Jan Fabre for 20 years on several of his dance-, theatre-, and opera-productions as a performer and later as a dramaturg. For many years she has been connected to the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in...
BAGS 2019 / 14-09-2019 [• making images • in practice • Discrete Guidance ]
------For NIGHT SHIFT closure of Het TheaterFestival -- invited by Gouvernment --SEP 14 -- 6 pm until 6 am -- Vooruit / GhentDuring twelve hours BAGS will offer a precair presence.At once brutallly dependent and radically detached from the attention...
ecocheques - we prefer not to! / 05-12-2015 [• economy • making images • workshops etc. ]
As a reaction on the reminder by podiumkunsten (social fond for stage-art), motivating artists to spend their ecocheques by the end of November 2015, we are joining the transformation process "pass eco pass", initiated by Various...
Sitting With The Body - PARADE laboratory & intervention / 06-11-2015 [• sitting with the body • exemplary practices • making images • workshops etc. ]
BODY TERRITORIES XVIII - laboratories by Monica Gomis Lab & Lecture with Heike LangsdorfSitting With The Body / PARADE - Installing Ourselves November 06 to 08, 2015 / 6 pm * Tanztendenz München e. V. * Lindwurmstraße 88 / 5. Stock * 80337...
Alternative September Declaration - SotA for Hart Boven Hard / 28-09-2015 [• economy • making images • transition ]
"Again, I don’t make a difference between ‘life practice’ and ‘artistic practice'. (...) For me practice is not a form or a specific activity. I am reading Ken Mc Leod's book 'Wake up to your life' these days and here he says: quote: "It’s a way of...
Full captation Sitting With The Body 24/7 / 08-05-2015 [• sitting with the body • exemplary practices • economy • making images • transition ]
In Sitting with the Body 24/7, a small group of people retreats into a shop window in the city centre for a week. They perform ordinary activities there: sitting, lying, walking, standing, making things, seeing, dancing and speaking.The fixed...
SHOP SHOP at 2m3 / 26-09-2014 [• shop shop • making images • workshops etc. ]
ShopShop @ 2m3 # 37>>> www.2m3.beEinat & Heike together with Ali & Khaled will go for a mini-creation ..."I am for people. I can't help it." Charlie Chaplin... presented on Friday, 26/09/2014 at 2m321:00 //Doors from 20:30 to...
Vermeir & Heiremans Art House Index - Masquerade / 02-05-2015 [• shop shop • economy • making images ]
Ronny Heiremans and Katleen Vermeir invited Heike Langsdorf to develop and enact a socalled character cluster for her film Masquerade, the third part of their endeavor Art House Index.... read more here >>>MASQUERADE – A VideoThe ephemeral...
La Chambre Noire - Bureau Annex / 21-04-2014 [• bureau annex • making images ]
New work of Bureau Annex, realized during a residency at InBetween Artspace / BXL.La Chambre Noire 21, 22, 23 April / 15h - 19h / Chaussée d'Ixelles 211 / PERFORMANCE (5 min loop!)>>> directions / map <<<In case you got...
Les Vacances du Bureau Annex / 08-04-2014 [• bureau annex • making images • transition ]
From 8 > 23 April Bureau Annex is working in the InBetween Galerij in Elsene. There and then the group will make a new work by composing elements out of the personal as well as collective history. During two weeks they will work with the...
SITTING WITH THE BODY videomontage / 11-03-2014 [• sitting with the body • making images • workshops etc. ]
During the last year the SWTB research was conducted through a series of short residencies of one or two weeks at ZSenne arftlabin Brussels. In the beginning Heike Langsdorf and Renée Copraij introduced the research by presenting a first...
SITTING WITH THW BODY open studio / 10-02-2014 [• sitting with the body • exemplary practices • making images ]
sitting with the body - open studioAfter a year of research on "moving images" for public places, Sitting With The Body concludes its research phase. During the second week of February, 10/2 - 15/2, you can see the artists working on visual...
SITTING WITH THE BODY focus week / 04-01-2014 [• sitting with the body • making images ]
From 6 to 10 January Helena Dietrich and Heike Langsdorf work with dramaturge Sébastien Hendrickx on the further development of SWTB 24/7.They focus on 8 images (in progress), which will form the basis for a 24 hour choreography. During...
SITTING WITH THE BODY one-on-one Retreats / 08-02-2014 [• sitting with the body • exemplary practices • making images ]
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...
SITTING WITH THE BODY for Bureau d'Espoir / 25-07-2013 [• sitting with the body • exemplary practices • making images ]
In the context of Battery - a production by Bureau d'Espoir  - two performers (Elke Van Campenhout and Veridiana Zurita) will spend three weeks (11 December 2013 - 3 January 2014) inside a 1.40m x 1.40m box. They define the poor but still...
BUREAU ANNEX Trailer 2014 / 11-01-2014 [• bureau annex • exemplary practices • making images ]
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BUREAU ANNEX - presents at National Office for Annual Vacations / 12-12-2013 [• bureau annex • making images ]
Bureau Annex presents a selection of works to the stuff members of the National Office for Annual Vacations, the building within which Bureau Annex currently has a workspace. A re-montaged video adaptation of Back Again 1, the new Bureau Annex...
The 11th Hour Dance - Davis Freeman / 23-11-2013 [• making images ]
guests of Davis Freeman : José Paulo Dos Santos, Gabriel Forestieri, Dolores Hulan, Heike Langsdorf11th hour is a piece created and performed by Davis Freeman and his invited guests. Its centre revolves around the question  "What do you...
SWTB Sutra Reading Meetings / 05-10-2013 [• sitting with the body • exemplary practices • making images ]
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...
SITTING WITH THE BODY Retreat III / 16-09-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images ]
During the next three retreats in ZSenne art lab / Brussels material for a test-choreograpy, lasting 24 hours, is developped and selected. In February 2014 there will be an open atelier, previewing the production planned for 2014.[read more...
Workweek Poetry & Performance / Kunsthumaniora Brussels / 09-09-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images • workshops etc. ]
Heike Langsdorf will work with students, starting their year at the Kunsthumaniora >>> / Brussels. With principles stemming from the movement research SITTING WITH THE BODY the school-theme 'Fact and Fiction' will be approached and a piece...
SITTING WITH THE BODY - projecting the future / 06-09-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images • workshops etc. ]
A short presentation of the current research sitting with the body and what possibly will stem from it next year is given on the invitation by SPACE and VTI, in the context of  Destinations and the Out Of The Box conference.[>>>...
SITTING WITH THE BODY Summer Meeting / 04-08-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images ]
The idea by now is to take what stems from this current research into production next year. For this production there is a cast of 'core-sitters' foreseen.During the summer meeting at ZSenne art lab the continuation of the sitting with the body...
BUREAU ANNEX Evaluation Barbecue / 29-06-2013 [• bureau annex • making images ]
The collaborators of Bureau Annex I meet and discuss how they will proceed after having made the performance and video work Back Again for the Trouble Festival at Les Halles in Brussels (24-27/04/2013). [read more here] Will they continue working...
BUREAU ANNEX Back Again I / 23-04-2013 [• bureau annex • making images ]
Back Again I, a performance and video-work by Bureau Annex, is comissioned by Trouble Festival 2013 / Les Halles de Schaerbeek. [read more on Bureau Annex here]In a backroom of Taverne L’Evasion, a bar close to Les Halles, a choreographic...
SITTING WITH THE BODY Retreat II / 20-05-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images ]
The second retreat takes place from the 7th until the 19th of May at ZSenne art lab. This time Heike Langsdorf and Renée Copraij concentrate on movement, deriving from yoga principles (as opposed to the movement samples presented in february,...
SITTING WITH THE BODY Retreat I / 10-02-2013 [• sitting with the body • making images ]
The first retreat takes place at ZSenne art lab from the 28th of January until the 10th of February. In 10 one-on-one working sessions movements which can be combined with the initial image of the two sitting bodies are searched. (This image was...
La Chambre Noir / 21-04-2014 [• bureau annex • making images ]
La Chambre Noir is Bureau Annex' new work, realized during their residency at InBetween Artspace / Brussels.12, 22, 13 April / 15h - 19h / Ch. d'Ixerlles 211PERFORMANCE (ongoing)In case you got a camera with flash option, bring it with you!Dans 'La...