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...
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...
Nicolas Y Galeazzi - Sint Jans Molenbeek / Brussels / 12-03-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
THE CURRENCY OF ART
Nicolas Y Galeazzi uses performance as an act of research. His work focuses on developing and questioning social, economic, and political discourses through artistic research which are articulated in diverse concepts, installations, performances and...
Workers' Club - open to the broad public / 15-02-2017 [• shop shop • economy • workshops etc. • transition • DAD - education ]
TOURNext* InCompany Workers' at Manual for Work and Happiness Seminar[15 July - Pergine / Italy]PreviousInCompany in da Cave - 2 Chapters / Halles Saint Géry in centre of the cemtre of Brussels: Feb - June 201723 / 2,  18:30 – 21:30 >...
InCompany Workers' Club / 29-10-2015 [• shop shop • economy • workshops etc. • transition • DAD - education ]
CLUB DATESNext:• 29/02/16 Brussels - 18:00 - Beursschouwburg, Rue A. Ortsstraat 20-28, BXLPrevious:• 03/12/15 Kortrijk - 18:00 - Taktoren, Kortrijk-Kapucijnenstraat, Kortrijk• 26/11/15 Brussels - 18:00 - Beursschouwburg, Rue A. Ortsstraat 20-28,...
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...
SHOP SHOP report / 01-04-2015 [• shop shop • economy • transition ]
ShopShop final reportDe la rue Delaunoy vers la rue RibaucourtShopShop était un projet porté collectivement par Anne-Cecile Vandalem, Ariane Loze, Christoph Ragg, Einat Tuchman, Elke Van Campenhout, Heike Langsdorf, Michel Yang, Michiel...
SHOP SHOP Closure / 29-11-2014 [• shop shop • economy • transition ]
CLOSED. GONE. TO BE CONTINUED.ShopShop enters a new phase ... meanwhile without a space ...moments towards the end:°COURANT 111page 48/49 ---> °PHARMAKON / Bains Connective & KaaitheatrePharmakon: whitch culture? is a 72-hour experiential...
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...
SHOP SHOP dilemmas of capitalism EXPO / 29-06-2014 [• shop shop • economy • transition ]
Drawings inspired by the dillemas of capitalism, a ShopShop collaboration betweek Raquel Santana De Morais and Heike...
THE OPEN SUNDAYS of ShopShop / 10-04-2014 [• shop shop • economy • transition ]
The 6th Open Sunday will be the 21st of September: 11h - 20h during Festival Embarquement ImmédiatThe 5th Open Sunday was the 14th of June: 14h - 18hThe 4th Open 'Sunday' was Saturday!! the 25th of May: before-during-after the elections...
ShopShop Summer Transit / 23-06-2014 [• shop shop • economy • workshops etc. ]
1The season at ShopShop will transit towards the summer with a couple of activities, during the last week of June.All made to measure for the shop-holders and their current streams of thought and OPEN to the public ... *Tuesday, 24/6 at 19hNicolas Y...
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...
SHOP SHOP OPENING DAY & NIGHT / 28-03-2014 [• shop shop • innovation • economy • transition ]
WHAT IS THIS STRANGE SHOP ABOUT?Welcome to the Big Opening Day of ShopShop 28 March @ Ribaucourt Street 112 metro: Ribaucourt 7am - 12pm Various activities and products on sale for reasonable pricesFree Entrace!Ariane Loze, Christoph Ragg,...
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...
SHOP SHOP bike tour / 24-09-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
A delegation of SHOP SHOP is visiting 4 places which are optional accommodations for the SHOP SHOP.The rents for the shops in question now are higher than our very first shop-option: around 1.000€ to be precise. Currently we make a...
SHOP SHOP Group Talk V / 10-07-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
This summer meeting at Raquel Santana de Morais' place is dedicated to the creation of two online tools in order to keep the research alive during this vacation moment. These tools are also a means to keep track of everything that is being...
SHOP SHOP Group Talk IV / 25-06-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
Just before the summer the group behind Shop Shop meets at Michel Yang’s place for an 8-hour long debate on when, where and how the project will take shape.  How deep does the group want to plunge into the juridicial reality of opening a shop?...
SHOP SHOP Group Talk III / 28-05-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
The group gathered at Heike Langsdorf’s place to discuss if the empty shop in Rue Delaunoy 109 was still wanted as a location for Shop Shop.[read more about Shop Shop here >>>]A list of criteria was made as a guideline for the...
SHOP SHOP Group Talk II / 11-04-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
The group gathers at Heike Langsdorf’s place to discuss how Shop Shop will be financed and who will definitely commit to running it during it during one year, from september or october 2013 on. The participants decide to start from scratch...
Jubilee Kitchen Debate #02 / 20-03-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
SHOP SHOP was taken into the discussion during a Kitchen Debate organized by Jubilée at Galerie Krethlow, St Gillis, Brussels.Jubilée currently does a in depth research on Artistic practice in times of changing economies:[read more...
SHOP SHOP Group Talk I / 22-01-2013 [• shop shop • economy ]
As a consequence of a workshop, organized by radical_hope in november 2012, a group of artists gathers at the postgraduate art school a.pass to imagine a possible future for an empty shop in Rue Delaunoy 109, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek. The aim of this...
SHOP SHOP Official Proposal / 10-02-2013 [• shop shop • innovation • economy ]
Shop Shop proposal to be discussed: A few weeks after the first Shop Shop meeting and based on the input given by the group, Heike Langsdorf and Sébastien Hendrickx compose the first version of the Shop Shop proposal: A shop is an...