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.
Our bookshop is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 11h to 17h, and from Friday to Sunday from 11h to 18.30h.
If you are interested to stock with us, get in touch, we are open for conversation and new friendships.
Hosted by Chloe Chignell & Sven Dehens
contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by VGC-
Site by Sven Dehens
Sat 06 February until Fri 30 April 2021
Ok, so, the world won't change overnight as we pass from December 31 to January 1. But something will have ended, and something else will be beginning. And we're taking that an opportunity. We've been learning alot about community throughout 2020; all of us have had to invest in different ways of working, experiment with various technologies for connection, and relate with an ever changing set of conditions, not to mention a future that has told us that planning like we used to just ain't possible.
In 2021 we remain committed to providing a social space to gather around publication practices. We are very excited to experiment with different formations of public gathering. We are concocting up a series of performances, presentations, lectures and listening sessions. In our shop, streamed, live, documented, dispersed, some simultaneous and others a relay of unfolding performance. In conversation with a bunch of brilliant local and international artists and writers we will be moving between many modes of togetherness.
We have seen first hand the necessity of investing in spaces that can make accident and serendipity possible, to come together around things we don't yet know. This year the word 'unprecended' has frequented our conversations and feeds. Through it we express a resignation that we could not have known, could not have anticipated, the world as we are living with it now. It is through critical reflection and collective imagination that we can develop tools and strategies for navigating the speed of change and crisis that is the new normal. rile* remains comitted to fostering study as a mode of sociality and gathering.
Artists: (so far)
Sina Seifee, Stefan Govaart, Siet Raeymaekers (Non-local research), Quinsy Gario, Season Butler, and Harriet Nestor.
Dates and program details will be announced here shortly.
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