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 OTΗOE - 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.

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 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. OTΗOE.


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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...
Athanase Vettas - Woluwe-Saint-Lambert / Brussels / 04-12-2013 [• sitting with the body • shop shop • economy ]
CRAFTMANSHIP
Athanase Vettas ... (bio comes in a bit)Heike: Currently I am a student of yours, interested in understanding the Alexander technique you are teaching. Like yoga, body mind centering, Feldenkrais, Katsugen, martial arts, etcetera, the Alexander...
Renιe 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...
Building Practices / 19-12-2015 [• sitting with the body • workshops etc. • DAD - education • in practice • Discrete Guidance ]
Building Practices are regular and continuous classes or sessions. Next to sharing or getting introduced to different existing practices, - (bodily: meditative practices, movement based practices, shiatsu, katsugen, boundage, shadow boxing etc. and...
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 Mόnchen e. V. * Lindwurmstraίe 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...
Atelier ERG / 21-04-2015 [• sitting with the body • workshops etc. ]
Atelier ERG 21 avril Saint-Luc - ERGRue du Page 871050 IxellesUn atelier initié par Simona Denicolai, donné par Philippe Chatelain et Heike Langsdorf, basé sur des principes corporels qui sont fait partie de Sitting With The...
SITTING WITH THE BODY 24/7 official trailer & credits / 30-03-2015 [• sitting with the body ]
... and >>> PERSMAP (in progress)camera & montage: Agnes SchneidewindConcept, development and realization / االخراج و التطوير...
Etcetera #140 / 08-03-2015 [• sitting with the body ]
Etcetera #140 : when production and practice come togetherSébastien Hendrickx: Een uitnodiging om een wandeling te makenOver artistieke praktijkprojectenMichiel Vandevelde:Onze...
Sarma / 02-03-2015 [• sitting with the body ]
Jeroen Peeters Makeshift communities of practiceNotes on Sitting with the body 24/7 by Heike Langsdorf and...
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...
Sitting With The Body 24/7 / premiere at Burning Ice Festival / 10-01-2015 [• sitting with the body ]
... we are almost there ...sitting with the body 24/7 08/02/2015 start –+ 12:30 بداية until / tot / jusqu’ΰ / لغاية 15/02/2015 end–+12:30 النهاية...
Sitting With The Body - try-out / 05-12-2015 [• sitting with the body • workshops etc. ]
TRY-OUT 5 - 7 Dec 2014 / Ensorgallery OstendRetreat in public space TRY-OUTDuring two days we retreate into the James Ensorgallery in the centre of Ostend. We practice everyday activities following the time-structure we developped during the recent...
Sitting With The Body - studiotest / 12-11-2015 [• sitting with the body • workshops etc. ]
12 NOV - 13 NOV 2014 at Bains Connective... we go for it during 48 hours ... following a pre-fixed schedule ... and putting it and us to the test.>>> read...
SITTING WITH THE BODY - The Saturdays / 13-09-2014 [• sitting with the body • workshops etc. • transition ]
FREE PRACTICE on Saturdays: 13/9, 20/9, 27/9, 4/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 1/11 Bains Connective >>> directionsFor the practitioners of Sitting With The Body 24/7 - [Premiere @ Burning Ice Festival 2015 / Kaaitheatre] - as well as everybody...
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...
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...
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...