rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings... rile* is the base word for silence in Láadan, a feminist constructed language developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. The language was included in her science fiction Native Tongue series. Láadan contains a number of words that are used to make unambiguous statements that include how one feels about what one is saying. According to Elgin, this is designed to counter language's limitations to those who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.
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Fri 06 March 2020 (20:00)
Welcome for the launch of 'ce que laurence rassel nous fait faire' a new publication by Agathe Boulanger, Signe Frederiksen and Jules Lagrange about and with Laurence Rassel, published by Paraguay Press.
How to make institutions more liveable, more inventive and self-critical? How to promote emancipation and horizontality in schools and museums? These are among the practical aims of Ce que Laurence Rassel nous fait faire, a book of conversations with Laurence Rassel, director of the Erg (école de recherche graphique) in Brussels. Published by Paraguay, Paris, the book is the first title in a new collection of essays and interviews launched this month.
In 2018, a group of three Brussels and Paris-based visual artists—Agathe Boulanger, Signe Frederiksen and Jules Lagrange—started a year-long conversation with Laurence, exploring her social and educational background, her ways of working, and examining the tools she applies in her daily practice of running institutions: feminism, the open source and free software movements, and the institutional psychotherapy developed by François Tosquelles and Jean Oury in the psychiatric field around the mid-20th century.
Defining Laurence Rassel as a curator, an activist or an educator, is over-simplifying. Rather, she is a practitioner who thinks with others, and with what she has learned from Chris Marker, Donna Haraway, Terre Thaemlitz, Xavier Le Roy, Octavia Butler, Félix Guattari or Isabelle Stengers, to name only a few. Laurence Rassel is someone who constantly considers what these artists and thinkers make us do; in turn, with this book, Agathe Boulanger, Signe Frederiksen & Jules Lagrange ask: what does Laurence Rassel makes us do?
The launch will involve a presentation by the three authors and the publisher, followed by a live conversation with Laurence Rassel.