rile*, This Container, Monique Wittig (Collected Texts), P0$$€, Gloss, Moving Into Writing

Somewhere between a play, a novel sent by text message, relationship therapy, and a love letter to friendship, Nathalie Rozanes & Chloe Chignell use the virtual space of a WhatsApp group as their stage for the performance APRIL.

"We wanted to talk about intimacy, friendship and touch in the time of a global pandemic. I guess we don’t really need to explain the situation as we are all living in it, but you know… the reduced contacts, the hesitation of proximity, the decision of who to see and when to see them, who to touch, who to sleep with, who to keep distance from. In order to think about how these social choreographies of the pandemic— that denote the body as the dangerous, leaking, unstable ground for viral war — are changing, for better or worse, the models of friendship that we participate in and perform.

In the beginning, we were naive and kept talking about 'afterward', you know, when things would go back to normal, when things feel easy and fluid and the self-consciousness we now walk around with would start to reside and we would cough at the supermarket, something which now seems heinous.

But of course, 'after' is a fiction, it is a way of narrating the present moment to make it more bearable. We are here, in this intensely banal open stretch of now-time and our relationships are becoming different because of it. Even if there would be maskless faces in public and no limitations on house guests, we have carried these social choreographies in our bodies and they remain, if not 'our' present, memories written into our bodies, a defining history."

Written and Performed by: Chloe Chignell and Nathalie Rozanes

Produced by WorkspaceBrussels 

Premiered: Working Title Festival, April 15th 2021. 

 

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upcoming

24.08.22 • performance
Poems and Other Emergencies at PAF Summer University, FRANCE
08.08.22 until 19.08.22 • teaching
Teaching at P.A.R.T.S Summer School, Bruxelles, BELGIUM

recent

19.06.22 • performance
Poems and Other Emergencies at Poésie n'est pas un luxe, Littérature etc, BAGNOLET, FRANCE
19.05.22 • teaching
Lecture "Language as Prosthesis" for the MA students in Choreography at VCA, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

less recent, still present

28.04.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, CC Ter Vesten Beveren, BELGIUM
01.04.22 until 30.06.22 • residency
Research residency, Cite Des Arts, Paris.
30.03.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, BUDA, Kortrijk
17.03.22 until 18.03.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, KAAP, Brugges
15.03.22 • performance
APRIL (a performance), KAAP, Brugges
12.03.22 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies at KAAP, Brugges

past

07.02.22 until 19.02.22 • residency
The Shadow Text, WorkspaceBrussels, BE
04.02.22 • reading
Launch of Le Chauffage Issue 02, rile*, Bruxelles
31.01.22 until 07.02.22 • residency
The Shadow Text, BUDA, Kortrijk
26.01.22 until 27.01.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Black Box Theater, Oslo
15.01.22 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies at QL2 Dance, ACT
14.01.22 • publication
Essay written in conversation with photographs by Maya Beaudry published in: Le Chauffage
04.12.21 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies, Moving Words Festival, NO
31.10.21 • reading
Reading of THE AGENT, Berlin.
28.10.21 until 31.10.21 • performance
Warp by Gry Tingskog, Premiere, Mousontrum, Fankfurt
13.09.21 until 19.09.21 • performance
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
21.08.21 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies at Saal Biennale, Tallinn.
19.08.21 until 21.08.21 • rile*
rile* reading salon at Saal Biennale
12.08.21 until 13.08.21 • performance
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Premiere, Tallinn
30.07.21 until 11.08.21 • residency
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Kanuti Gildi Saal, EST
12.07.21 until 23.07.21 • residency
Poems And Other Emergencies, GC Kriekelaar, Bxl.
05.07.21 until 07.07.21 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Kaai Studios, Bxl
21.05.21 until 22.05.21 • performance
In Other Words, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Utrecht
17.05.21 until 28.05.21 • residency
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, BUDA BE
03.05.21 until 14.05.21 • residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, PianoFabriek
26.04.21 until 30.07.21 • residency
She gave it to me, I got it from her. Research by Clara Amaral
19.04.21 until 24.04.21 • residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Rotterdam
15.04.21 • performance
APRIL (a WhatsApp Performance)
05.04.21 until 17.04.21 • residency
Public Relations in Development, BUDA
15.03.21 until 26.03.21 • residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, KAAP
08.03.21 • publication
Bootleg edition of Monique Wittig (Collected Writing)