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

Mon 15 June until Fri 19 June 2020

rile* reading room

rile* reading room

rile* opens an online reading room for The School for Temporary Liveness Vol. 2, a week-long program around new formats for knowledge-exchange within performance and dance presented by the University of the Arts MFA in Dance, Philadelphia. rile*, reading room is an online space for textual companionship. You can find a collection of texts for reading across and through. It is a shelf as much as a bucket, a space for browsing and collecting. The texts are available to gather, compile and merge into your own reader -- just select what you’re into and follow the furies.

You can access the reading room on www.rile.space/readingroom.

The selection gathers publication projects concerned with sharing different stages and forms of writing. From archival facsimilies, self-published artist writing, small press initiatives and contemporary theory. The reading room gives space for intersectional-feminist and post-colonial discourse. It takes the shape of a reading list (much like one you’d find in school), a personal archive (much like any place on the internet), a collage of citations (much like a notebook) but the reading through happens in the private space of the pdf.  

Textual contributions by: Lauren Bakst, Morgan Bassichis, Niall Jones, Wilmer Wilson VI, Tina Campt, Simone White, Arkadi Zaides, Rebecca Schneider, Chloe Chignell and Sven Dehens.

Special thanks to the Olivia Douglass, Ivan Cheng, Claudia Pagès, Rachel Levitsky and Loucka Fiagan for making excerpts of their new work available to the reading room.

The School for Temporary Liveness reimagines performance through the poetic frame of a school. “Vol 2. continues our investment in experimental pedagogies within and alongside dance and performance. Imagining ourselves together in liminal spaces as we gather virtually from bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, closets, basements, porches and fire escapes, how do we propose and enact models for living in, and with, the world?”

Sign up here to receive event links from the School for Temporary Liveness. Emails will be sent out each evening with links to the next day’s events.


Monday 15 June 12.15 EDT (18h15 CET)
Orientation Day: rile* in conversation with Lauren Bakst and Niall Jones.


Tuesday 16 June  10.30 EDT (16h30 CET)
Listening Session 01 hosted by Chloe Chignell and Sven Dehens. A mixed tape and drifting tour through the contributions within rile* reading room. 

Thursday 18 June 10.30 EDT (16h30 CET)
Listening Session 02 hosted by Chloe Chignell and Stefan Govaart. Audio launch of This Container Edition 08— a magazine gathering experimental writing from artists working with choreography. 


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