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Monday 15 June until Friday 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

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?”

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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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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
→ ANY books

IV. publishers we stock

A Nos Amours
After 8 Books
Afternoon Editions
Another Gaze Journal
Arcadia Missa
Archive Books
Art Paper Editions
Article Press
Atropos Press
Beacon Press
Black Lawrence Press
Boiler House Press
Bom Dia Books
Book Works
Burning Books
Cabinet Editions
Camden Arts Centre
Coach House Books
Crossing Press Berkeley
Cultural Democracy Editions
CUNY Centre for Humanities
d-act magazine
Dear Queer
Dis Voir
Ditto Press
Divided Publishing
Duke University Press
Eastside Projects
éditions ismael
Éditions Oparo
Éditions Supernova
Feminist Press
Fence Books
Fivehundred places
Flat i
FSG Books
Gender Fail
Gevaert Editions
Girls Like Us
Goldsmiths Press
Graywolf Press
Grove Press
Hauser & Wirth
Hirmer Verlag
Ignota Press
immixition books
Indiana University Press
information as material
J-L TF Press
K. Verlag
Kennedy & Boyd
Kenning Editions
Koenig Books
Kunstverein Amsterdam
Lama Foundation
Last Gasp
Les Presses du Reel
Letter Machine Editions
Litmus Press
Liverpool University Press
Ma Bibliotheque
Mal Journal
Montez Press
Mophradat and Sternberg Press
Mousse Publishing
Mulberry Tree Press
NAME Publications
New Directions Books
New Star Books
New York University Press
Nightboat Books
NXS World
Oberon Modern Plays
Occasional Papers
Orchard Books
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Paraguay Press
Peter Owen Ltd
Phoenix Press
Pilot Press
PM Press
Primary Information
Princeton University Press
Prospect Miranda
PUB & Sandberg Instituut
Publication Studio Rotterdam
Reaktion Books
Résidence la Verrerie
Roma Publications
Roof Books
Rowman & Littlefield International
Schizm Magazine
Serralves Foundation
Seven Stories Press
Shelter Press
Sibling Rivalry Press
Siglio Press
Silver Press
Sinister Wisdom
Slimvolume Synthesis
Soft Skull Press
Soiree Berkson
Starship Magazine
Sternberg Press
Suck Campari Dyke
Tabloid Publications
Test Centre
The Second Shelf
The Song Cave
Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine
Tin House Books
Tinted Window
Tombolo Press
Tuumba Press
Ugly Duckling Press
uh books
University of Alberta Press
University of California Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Hell Press
University of Minnesota Press
University of Texas Press
Varamo Press
Verso Books
W. W. Norton & Company
Wave Books
Wendy's Subway
Wolfman Books

V. shop

The bookshop is open on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00 and by appointment.

3 Rue Paul Devaux
1000 Brussels - BE

Our bookshop at Argos is temporary closed.

13 Rue du Chantier
1000 Brussels - BE

VI. 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
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