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Association Roger Langbehn for education through the arts
and the respect for nature ASBL

The Maison Langbehn

Association Roger Langbehn pour l education par les arts et le respect de la nature ASBL


Sunday October 14, 2018 at 11.30, 13.00, 14.30 and 16.00 > The Maison Langbehn welcomes the Interdisciplinary Festival ARTONOV !
  > Publié le 01 Sep 2018

A forest of houses, a corridor of trees

Performance – FRINGE Series – Creation

Emi Kodama, multidisciplinary artist
Claude Ledoux, composer
Ensemble LAPS, collective of musicians

Music by Claude Ledoux, Gilles Doneux, Geoffrey François, Eliott Delafosse, Jean-Pierre Deleuze, Karen Tanaka and Natsuki Nakajima.

The space of a house extends to everyday reality as well as in our imagination. Can Art Nouveau have a similar design to a Japanese house in the composition of space? Emi Kodama, multidisciplinary artist, and the composer Claude Ledoux accompanied by his LAPS ensemble, will invite the public to a performance-walk in the many rooms of The Maison Langbehn, a kind of guide to explore imaginary landscapes. The way a guide navigates the landscape and an architect creates it will guide your spirit. In this performance we will compare how the physical space completes the mental space. Emi Kodama leads this new way of visiting a house by being both a hiking guide and a landscape architect.

“A nature guide remembers his way by associating things he sees during his hike to elements of everyday life. He describes the walk in a meadow as a living room. A landscape architect designs a city garden to make you feel as if you were surrounded by nature. He plants a row of trees to block the view of a building. “ (Emi Kodama)

Reservations: http://festival-artonov.eu/en/programme-2018/

Sunday March 12th 2017 > Nausicaa Cannella & Vincent Dubès on period guitars (19th century)
  > Publié le 12 Mar 2017

The Maison Langbehn

Located in Brussels, in the heart of Schaerbeek, not far from the Main Hall, the Langbehn House offers to the eyes of passers-by a façade of Art Nouveau style built in 1901 by the architect Jean Van Hall who was the first occupant.
After completing its mission of housing for more than a century, this unusual house adds now, under the direction of Françoise-Emmanuelle Denis, an educational and artistic dimension by welcoming the activities of the “Association Roger Langbehn for education through the arts and the respect for nature”.

The Langbehn House is named in memory of the artist Roger Langbehn who fell on the field of honor in 1918, at Montdidier, Somme, at the age of 26. His mother, Berthe Blanche Guibert acquired, in a public sale in Saint Gilles (Brussels) in 1926, the building 90-92 rue Renkin. She lives there the last twenty-eight years of her life, from 1932 to 1960, and passes – before her death – the archives regarding her son Roger Langbehn to the Harnois Denis family, then tenant on the top floor of the house.

The Harnois Denis couple becomes the owner of the building in 1972.  To the death of Elie Denis, in 2006, his daughter Françoise-Emmanuelle becomes aware of documents, letters, maps, photos, objects, paintings and drawings of Roger Langbehn stored in an attic of the house and starts the research that led her to find not only Roger Langbehn’s distant relatives but relatives of former tenants of the 90 rue Renkin. The exciting reconstruction of the history of the Langbehn House and its inhabitants is underway...
In 2010, shortly after the death of her mother, Liliane Harnois last occupant of the house, Françoise-Emmanuelle Denis decides to give a new life to her birthplace and begins, with the unconditional support of her companion, Odair Assad, the full restoration of this house whose every nook and cranny are familiar to her.