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 and workshops. *rile is the base word for silence in Laadan, a feminist constructed langauge developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. Laadan was designed specifically to determine if development of a language aimed at expressing the views of women would shape a culture; a subsidiary hypothesis was that Western natural languages may be better suited forexpressing the views of men than women. 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 male-centered language's limitations on women, who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.
The bookshop is open from Friday to Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00.
If you are interested to stock with us, get in touch, we are open for conversation and new friendships.
If you want to make an online order, you can contact us via the mail below.
3 Rue Paul Devaux
Hosted by Chloe Chignell & Sven Dehens
contact : rile.space (at) g ma il . com
LESS RECENT, STILL PRESENT
My Mother Laughs by Chantal Ackerman, with Translator Daniella Shreir, Rile*, Brussels.
Launch: Not Not Nothing by Mette Edvardsen and Something Some things Something else by Jeroen Peeters, rile*, Brussels.