In 2009 / 2010 radical_hope acted as the title for the research-project of performance artist Heike Langsdorf at a.pass.
Meanwhile it developed into a working-figure supporting her various distinct practices : "How can I truly depart from 'the life' I am surrounded by and 'there' sacrifice, instead of impose, my aesthetics ?" The sacrifice lies in the fact that there is no conception beforehand of what kind of artistic task will be fulfilled and what the work could mean within the artistic career as well as discourse produced to date. There is the will and intention to touch and challenge a context from an artistic point of view without diminishing its natural complexity. The surrounding within which the work will take place is embraced as it comes and undergoes as little as possible manipulation.
Heike Langsdorf is a German dance and performance artist based in Brussels.
She has worked amongst many others with Kris Verdonck, Jan Fabre and Alexander Baervoets. She is a member of the C&H collective. Since 2010 she has produced work under the name 'radical_hope'. She also teaches at the KASK in Ghent.