I. about

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.


III. books LIST
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IV. publishers we stock

3 Hole Press
7.45 Books
A Nos Amours
Abrams Comicarts
Ace Books
After 8 Books
Afternoon Editions
AK Press
Animal Press
Another Gaze Journal
Arcadia Missa
Archive Books
Argos Arts
Arsenal Pulp Press
Art Paper Editions
Article Press
Aspect Science Fiction
Atelier Editions
Atropos Press
Bauer Verlag
Beacon Press
Black Lawrence Press
BLF Press
Boa Books
Boiler House Press
Bom Dia Books
Book Works
Burning Books
Cabinet Editions
Camden Arts Centre
Centre Culturel Suisse
Civil Coping Mechanisms
CO-Conspirator Press
Coach House Books
Coffee House Press
Columbia University Press
Copper Canyon Press
Crossing Press Berkeley
Cultural Democracy Editions
CUNY Centre for Humanities
d-act magazine
Da Capo Press
Dalkey Archive Press
Dancing Foxes Press
De Appel
Dear Queer
Dis Voir
Ditto Press
Divided Publishing
DOLCE Publishing
Dorothy: A Publishing Project
Dostoyevsky Wannabe
Duke University Press
Eastside Projects
→ All publishers

V. shop

Our bookshop is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 11h to 17h, and from Friday to Sunday from 11h to 18.30h.

62 Rue Commerçants
1000 Brussels - BE

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VII. info
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 : rile.space@gmail.com

Supported by VGC


Site by Sven Dehens

rile* , projects

Sat 06 February until Fri 30 April 2021

overnight changes (public program 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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