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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radical_house is a long-term project exploring notions of ownership, privilege, privacy and the question of how ‘just another house’ can become a relational tool. It shelters people in need and offers residency-time to artists – bridging the educational field with the artistic one, and creating frames for collective research.

° How can 'just another' house become a relational tool?
What if one frees 'the house' of its usual connotations presenting "neither a property nor territory to be separated and defended against who does not belong there"? * It then could be considered "a void, a debt, a gift to the other that also reminds us of our constitutive alterity with respect to ourselves". ** (*/**) Roberto Esposito, Communitas - the origin and destiny of community, 1998

Initiated in 2020 by Heike Langsdorf (as a possibility for her to reformulate the correlations between her pedagogical and artistic practices >>> radical_hope), radical_house is currently co-curated together with Simone Basani and Alice Ciresola.

The physical building of radical_house was initially constructed in 1896, up the hill in Ixelles/Brussels, by architect Henri Van Massenhove, who is known for his introduction of the Twin-Facade (today’s Reihenhaus), proposing with it a tool for homogenisation. In the years 2016–2019, the house underwent a transformation, with architect Tania Gijsenberg, who turned it into a place for ‘more than family’:

>>> Since its renovation the house at Luikenaarsstraat 2, can host more than their two permanent inhabitants: by opening and reducing the staircase to half its former width, a dark cellar (previously packed with unused stuff) became an atelier and the groundfloor became a studio with guestroom. A big window gives view to the streets, vice versa big parts of the working spaces can be seen from outside. The second floor is now an open co-working space with kitchen. Dismantling some little unused inbetween chambers on the same floor made two outside spaces possible: a little courtyard and a terrasse. Under the roof are two rooms for the permanent inhabitants to withdraw into. >>> some impressions <<<

***** radical_house is not sponsored or subsidised -- it functions  through donations, time-exchange and self-investment. *****

partners / supporters / collaborators / in dialogue with:
Alex Arteaga, a.pass, Simone Basani, Joachim Ben Yakoub, Botschaft (Julien de Smet, Clémentine Vaultier, Vanessa Müller), Hans Bryssinck, BUDA (Mathilde Villeneuve & Bram Coeman), Alice Ciresola, Demos, Guy Gypens, Jubilee (Ronny Heiremans, Katleen Vermeir, Jesse Van Winden), KAAP (Merel Vercoutere, Stine Sampers, Rolf Quagebeur), Heike Langsdorf, Anouk Llaurens, nadine (Loes Jacobs, An Goovaerts, Phyllis Dierick), Laura Oriol, Berno Odo Polzer, Agnes Quackels, Julie Rodeyns, Miriam Rohde, SPIN (CO-DISCO), SQUEEZE (Anne-Beth Schuurmans, Marie-Rose Mayele), The Green Corridor (Juan Duque, Sam De Vocht), The Monastery (Elke Van Campenhout), Fransien van der Putt, Liselore Vandeput, David Weber Krebs, Danielle van Zuijlen, ...

previous users / temporary residents: a:pass & guests (2022/block III), Bilal Kamilla Arnout, Alex Arteaga, Ali AlGhaffari, Maïte Àlvarez, Simone Basani, José Jesus, Julien Bruneau, Isabel Burr Raty, Caveat / Jubilee, Co-Disco, Hans Bryssinck, Lisa Coppi, Wouter De Raeve & Paula Almiron, Lore D Selys, Laura Deschepper, Klaas Devos, Helena Dietrich, Mlondi Dubazane, Carina Erdmann, Roger Fähndrich, Emilie Gallier, Nada Gambier, Ritam Hazarika, C.G. Huber, Conrad Bongard Hamilton, Catalina Insignares, Joanneke Jouwsma, Céline Laloire, Carlos Landaeta, Pauline Lavogez, Irina Lavrinovic, Irene Lehmann, Asher Lev, Anouk Llaurens, Adil Mabchour, Ernst Maréchal, Mira Matthew, Carolina Mendonça, N.C., NOON project (October 2020 with Judith Dhont, Senne Vanderschelden, Delphine Mertens, Heikel Mlouka, Janka De Waele, Jietske Vermoortele, Lena Mariën, Iris Donders and Tuur Geldhof), Miriam Rohde, Merel Severs, Stijn Smeets, Spa for Spirits (Leonie Buysse & Ellen Lili Vanderstraeten), SPIN / The Futurology of Cooperation (Anna Czapski & Diederik Peeters a.o.), Vanda Tollas, PAWS (Iris Donders, Marius Lefever, Senne Vanderschelden, Judith Dhondt), Laura Oriol, Out of Order Contemplations, Berno Odo Polzer & son, Anna Potieshkina, Hamed Rad Simorgh, Anne-Beth Schuurmans, Trois Points Collectief, Bleu Ustad, Julien Vaissier, Fransien van der Putt, Nikolas Van Laere, Iris van Peppen, Bastian Eduardo Oviedo Vivanco, Elke Van Campenhout, Clémentine Vaultier, Barbara Van Lindt, Ibrahim Wael, ...

permanent residents: Heike Langsdorf & Frankie Nina Langsdorf

cleaning together with: Adil Mabchour (2020/21), Frankie Langsdorf (2022 onwards)

AGENDA -- residencies & events

PAWS (10/8-17/8)
NOON project (5/10-23/10)
BKFF online workshop 1 (DEC 13-20)
To Do or Not To Do, brunches & open fires (19, 20, 21/12)
N.C. (20/7 - 27/7 2020)
Bilal Kamilla Arnout (4/8 - 9/8)
CO-Disco days (monthly Oct-Dec)

Céline Laloire (weekly Jan-Mar)
BKFF online workshop 2 (14-19/03)
Fransien van der Putt & José Jesus (8-18/04)
Irene Lehmann (1-10/10)
Out of Order Contemplations (Nov)
Launch of Choreography as Conditioning & Disclosing Practices ...through books / Reading Room (27/11)
Delphine Mertens & Lisa Coppi (Dec)
Jietske Vermoortele & Iris Donders (Dec)
The big leap / Heike Langsdorf & Stijn Smeets (Sping 21)
Ceci / M.Gottschal, M.Rohde, S.ten Westenend (May)
CO-Disco Days (3/4, 5/6, 10/7)
Caveat Reading Room #15 / Clémentine Vaultier (26/07)
Clémentine Vaultier & Students (La Chambre) (25/10)
Unrequested Services (Basani & Ciresola, Saadi (Oct-Feb)

Maïte Àlvarez (31/01-4/02)
Trois Points Collective (14-23/02)
To The Lighthouse (1-6/02)
Irina Lavrinovic & Asher Lev (weekly Feb / March)
Alex Arteaga (May / cancelled)
Noon Collective (6-10/06)
Hans Bryssinck & Barbara Van Lindt (June)
C.G. Huber (11-20/06)
AISA Mentor Talks (Mar to Oct)
Carolina Mendonça (4-10/07)
Joanneke Jouwsma & Ritam Hazarika (22-29/08)
a.pass mentoring block 2022 / 3 (1/09-30/11)
Anouk Llaurens / Tremor I (12-23/12)

Kitchen Debates / Jubilee (occasionally)
Merle Vorwald (28/12-14/1)
Joan Somers Donnely (16-21/1) & (Fall 23 tbc)
Elísa Lind Finnbogadóttir (8-14/2)
Pauline Lavogez / BUDA (19-26/2)
Marian Rosa van Bodegraven (27/2 - 3/3)
Catalina Insignares (29/3-2/4)
Anders Herrebout & Anita Capucinelli (17-23/4))
Lilia Mestre (1-15/5)
Maïte Álvarez & Heikel Mlouka (22-28/5)
Anouk Llaurens / Tremor II (29/5-16/6)
Manuel Antonio Guerrero (June)
Spa for Spirits (29/6-16/7)
C.G. Huber (tbc)
Joan Somers Donnelly (11-17/9)
Jubilee (20-30/9)
Jietske Vermoortele (6-16/11)
Carlos Landaeta (19-27/11 >>> post-poned!)
Alex Arteaga (11-17/12)
Brussels Artist Run Netwerk (13/12)

Hamed Rad Simorgh (7-15/1)
Vanda Tollas (Jan, Feb / weekly basis)
Pauline Lavogez (12 - 18/2)
Swamp Sacrifice / De Raeve & Almiron (23/2)
Emilie Gallier (3-10/3)
Mira Matthew (18-23/3)
Bleu Ustad (1-6/4)
Roger Fähndrich (15-20/4)
Carlos Landaeta (27/4-4/5)
Alex Arteaga (10-16/6)
Vanda Tollas (summer tbc)
Berno Ode Polzer / House of Listening (tbc)
Nada Gambier (tbc)
Anders Herrebaut (tbc)