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.[>>> more on radical_hope]
Re-ducing even more... / 28-03-2022
During the fall and winter 21/22 we realized that if we would not reduce the accumulating work load we would just play into what we witness around us: a rising sensation of being overwhelmed and 'burnt out'.Eventually we found interest in...
Through The House -- To The Lighthouse / 28-03-2022
>>> documentation/sTo the Lighthouse / Through The House Following an initiative by Fransien van der Putt, this time meeting in practice and in the...
Poor Concerts at Minor NDako Anderlecht / 28-03-2022
Invited by Cie Squeezz to be part of VanKleinsAfAan (2020 - 2023), Heike Langsdorf and Ernst Maréchal were asked to take part in Lasso's project pARTicipe!. During one week, they worked in a children’s home at Minor N’Dako in Anderlecht,...
CODISCO reader 2022 / 27-03-2022
CODISCO: future stepsIn 2021, three editions of CODISCO took place at radical_house. Codisco is a format initiated by SPIN in xx, that radical_house decided to take care of. After this experience, we - at radical_house - decided to report on it to...
Choreography as Conditioning & Disclosing Practices / 28-03-2022
[• CASC at KASK • in practice • curatorialS
On a dark winter eve, at Wiels in Brussels, we celebrated the publication of the book series:Choreography as ConditioningPUBLISHED by APE <<<...and launched a new project:Disclosing Practices ... through books is an initiative meant to...
Rising Warmth research by Clémentine Vaultier / 28-03-2022
A Research on Rising Warmth with a Few Detours by Clémentine VaultierVisual documentation by May Abnet HERE <<<More on Clémentine Vaultier's research <<<[Presented in the frame of Caveat's reading room #15 in July...
CODISCO / poetic documentation practice / May Abnet / 15-09-2021
We invited May Abnet & Ernst Maréchal to follow CODISCO <<< * -- one day in and around a house in Ixelles / Staycation through applying their practices in this specific context and timeframe...During that day May was 'recording'...
CODISCO / sonic document by Social Recordings / 15-09-2021
[• in practice • HoP • radical_house
CODISCO <<< invited Ernst Maréchal / Social Recordings & May Abnet to follow CODISCO -- one day in and around a house in Ixelles / Staycation through applying their practices in this specific context and timeframe...During that...
Four References in the Fall of 2021 / 17-09-2021
4 References in the Fall of 2021During the recent and current conversations, taking place in August and September between Simone Basani, Alice Ciresola, Heike Langsdorf and Miriam Rohde the following references are exchanged. They are given in the...
Cost/s of Living/s / 17-09-2021
Cost/s of Living/s [download PDF <<<]Deborah Levy, in her book “The Cost of Living”, is a woman busy with undoing the house which doesn’t feel like her own anymore, a...
Bonding Houses / 24-02-2021
[• Making Space/S • radical_house
>>> download PDF <<<A first letter by Heike Langsdorf about sharing the house you own and possible allyship between
houses by people who want to share them with others — addressed to...
Under Clouds and Viral Aires / 24-02-2021
>>> download PDF <<<Winter reflection 2021 / radical_hope(ballad)[UNDER CLOUDS OF VIRAL AIRES]… things accumulate, stagnate or grow, for sure, throw shadows.how could they not? how could things resist their growth and still be...
Q&A with N.C. / 24-02-2021
>>> download PDF <<<How have your practices been transformed by the pandemic, if at all? Could you give a concrete example? They did TRANSFORM , as THEY always DO. I worked less OUTSIDE, I worked THROUGH MUSIC in my SPACE and...