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.
Following an invitation by Edwin Carels and Paya Germonprez we will soon RE-RE-RE-vormvrak ...
Looking forward to re-arrange the improvisational structure we found for vormfrakken activated at Performatiek and dive into another relational space.
12 October - several takes of different durations at KASK / Zwarte Zaal.
"Making something with Vormfrakken for Performatik 17 was literally heartwarming. Feeling free of collaborating in the economic sense of artistic production. Time and space to do things with things. Together. ... The Vormfrakken, Ernst Maréchal with his Manoeuvre colleagues, students from KASK (autonomous design) and me meet and continue together. Making something not just as an exercise is literally wonderful: no theme to be forced, no project-proposal to be written, no production to be prepared. Only the claiming question that we will never answer but continue to pose: how can we make ourselves available for what is already out there - or better in here? Let's do it more and more often!" (Heike Langsdorf - March 17)
"Vormfrakken are not simply objects, they are things that gave rise to and are charged up by the whole social process in which they were created." (Kristof Van Gestel - March 17) MORE