‘There’s rats and there’s roaches. Anna and her lover live in a shoe store and stroll around Barcelona’s Eixample. One is obsessed with local shopkeepers and the ways rats and roaches gentrify neighborhoods. The other traces the circulation of sand as a commodity around the city.’
'Any space where one can live must be occupied, borrowed or, at last, rented. The shoebox is the home of an animal imprisoned by humans, and a metaphor for precarious housing; that’s why I live in a shoe store. The owners have gone on vacation and to keep the wheel turning, I’ve stayed to spin the coins.'
Co-edited by Yabi, Jupiter Woods and AC/E. ➰➰➰ Silk-screened and printed at Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten. May 2020.
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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