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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Guy Gypens - Kaaitheater / Brussels / 20-12-2013 [• sitting with the body • bureau annex • shop shop • exemplary practices • transition ]
ALTERNATIVE / COLLECTIVE
Guy Gypens is the Artistic Director of the Brussels Kaaitheater, which was established in 1977. In addition, Gypens was involved in the founding of P.A.R.T.S., the dance school of choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.Heike: Your...
Elke Van Campenhout - Sint Joost / Brussels / 23-06-2013 [• sitting with the body • exemplary practices ]
SPIRIT
Elke Van Campenhout is an artistic researcher. She worked as a critic and dramaturg for several years. In 2007 she started the post-master program for artistic research a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies), currently based in...
un/settled RESIDENCY / 28-07-2018 [• exemplary practices • DAD - education • Un/Settled Residency • Discrete Guidance ]
>>>  download the un/settling brochure (all in one: Dutch / English / French / Arabic) <<<un/settled RESIDENCY 28/07/18 — 04/08/18 07:00 — 00:00 Langestraat 121, Oostende (corner / hoek / croisement /...
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...
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...
InCompany - 1st Team-Week / 02-05-2015 [• shop shop • exemplary practices • economy • workshops etc. • transition ]
Einat Tuchman, Nicolas Y Galeazzi, Heike Langsdorf and Gosie Vervloessem are spending one week together in order to sharpen further the various performative levels  of InCompany ... an experimental cooperation for experimental forms of...
Summer Breaks with SPIN / 02-05-2015 [• exemplary practices • workshops etc. ]
... or read here >>>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...
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 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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SHOP SHOP Gathering I / 09-01-2014 [• shop shop • exemplary practices • innovation • economy ]
A first gathering at SHOP SHOP brought up following 'things to do' :- renovating the space- hanging the "ALLE SOORTEN MATERIALEN"- keep the name NOMEDIA- using the window for announcing what we offer- work with the weebly website tool- start...
SHOP SHOP OFF & ONLINE / 04-01-2014 [• shop shop • exemplary practices • innovation • economy ]
From now on we are building OFF as well as ON LINE ...GO !! SHOPSHOPNOMEDIA.WEEBLY.COMA shop window constitutes a bridge between the outside and the inside, the street and the shop, potential buyers and producers, sellers. It alters the...
SHOP SHOP - The Christmas Wonder 2013 / 23-12-2013 [• shop shop • exemplary practices • economy ]
The last week before Christmas 2013 we know that we will have the support of the commune but we still don't have a place. By the end of the week we found it. Monday 23rd of December we signed the contract.The 'good news email' from Friday 20...
Bureau d'Espoir - Battery & Natural History Museum Of Hope / 13-12-2013 [• exemplary practices ]
From the 13th of December until the 3rd of January Bureau d’Espoir >>> resides in gallery ZSenne (Brussels) for the durational research performance ‘Battery’ and the ‘Natural History Museum of Hope'.[read more >>>]performers:...
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...