... Through Practices (KASK Gent, 2019), facilitated by Heike Langsdorf, invites to explore the ecology of one’s personal attention and sense for participation. A variety of guided and hosted scores and protocols make tangible how our mind’s presence is influenced by how we move and take part in things (and vice versa).
Being the last event within the artistic research trajectory ‘Distraction as Discipline’ at KASK, this framework presents the exploration and maintenance of artistic research practices as artistic work. It is a further manifestation of Heike Langsdorf’s interest in reclaiming attention and participation as a resistant potential in art and art pedagogy in times of massive technification.
... Through Practices will not end with any conclusion concerning the subject matter and instead invites to attend the performance Mount Tackle (Revisited) on 30 & 31 October 20h at Vooruit / Ghent: A revision of the piece that served at the beginning of Distraction as Discipline as a door for entering the process. Now it serves as a door for continuing the search.
... Through Practices was developed during the last phase of Distraction as Discipline (research at KASK Langsdorf & Luyten 2016- 19) in preparing dialogue with Alex Arteaga, Anouk Llaurens, joined for a further CO_CREATING DIALOGUE by Miriam Rohde, Laetitia Gendre, Klaas Devos, Fransien van der Putt, Lilia Mestre, Bilal Kamilla Arnout and Irene Lehmann. Each of us choose one of their artistic practices suitable for the specific context of my invitation.