rile*, reading room is an online space for textual companionship. Here 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 -- you can click on the titles and follow the furies to make your reader.
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. With additional music by Mike Ratledge, Odete and O Yuki O Conjugate.
The selection gathers publication projects concerned with sharing different stages and forms of writing. From archival facismilies, 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 as well as by publication projects: Eclipse Archive, Belladonna*Collaborative, Feminist Art Coalition, Montez Press's Interjection Calendar.
Special thanks to Olivia Douglass, Ivan Cheng, Claudia Pagès, Rachel Levitsky and Loucka Fiagan for making their works available to the reading room.
rile*, reading room was developed for the School For Temporary Liveness Vol. 2 15-19 June 2020 presented by the University of the Arts MFA in Dance, Philadelphia.
“The School for Temporary Liveness reimagines performance through the poetic frame of a school: a week-long series of performances, workshops, talks, conversations and new formats for knowledge-exchange. 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?”
More info about the program of the festival on
www.temporaryliveness.org. For questions you can write us at rile.space (at) gmail.com.