Poems and Other Emergencies...as if leakingForever in both DirectionsThis ContainerTouch(ed)Soft Reality

…as if leaking is a choreography that explodes a poem into the theatre. It articulates a convergence between different materials of writing; body, voice and visual text. The poem becomes an event and the performers body emerges at the intersection of voices weaving a bodily and textual landscape. Words become theatrical objects, which perform themselves through both the visual and sonic. It challenges the limits of syntax by a split between the spoken/written and text/body. Using fragmentation and doubling in order to open an in between, a space of contingency, for its narratives and subjects. The language of poetry speaks from the margins, from exile; it is reinvented each time it is heard. It is a language of withdrawal, divergence and differentiation, the poem sings out to the other without knowing what that other is. The poem is subjectivity in the making; through its echoes the poem overflows its writer. POEM …as if leaking positions the poet as a radical historicist, the poet inscribing herself and the event, writing of this time with body and text.

…the poem as an event is volatile, leaping out from where it shouldn't and leaking in the silence.

Performance and Choreography: Chloe Chignell
Sound: Sven Dehens
Produced by P.A.R.T.S Research Studios

Thanks to: Bojana Cvejic



Chloe Chignell


22 Dec 2019 • Publication

Call for Submissions, This Container Edition 08.  

27-03 Feb 2020 • Performance

Premiere of Poems and Other Emergencies, Batard Festival, Brussels.


07-20 Dec 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, Lucy Guerin Inc. Melbourne, Australia.

18-23 Nov 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, Workspacebrussels, Belgium. 

17 Nov 2019 • rile*

Kathy Acker Early Writings, Rile*, Brussels. 

11-15 Nov 2019 • Teaching

Moving into Writing with Ann-Christin Kongsness at National Danish School for Performing Arts, Copenhagen. 

28-03 Nov 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, Workspacebrussels, Belgium. 

26-27 Oct 2019 • Performance

Deep Space by James Batchelor at Pompidou Málaga, Spain.

19-20 Oct 2019 • Performance

Deep Space by James Batchelor at Tramway, Glasgow.

17 Oct 2019 • Performance

In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre at CODA Oslo.

12 Oct 2019 • rile*

My Mother Laughs by Chantal Ackerman, with Translator Daniella Shreir, Rile*, Brussels. 

06 Oct 2019 • rile*

Cyberpositive with Maggie Roberts, Rile*, Brussels. 

Less recent still present

31-31 Aug 2019 • Launch

This Container 07, Kule, Berlin.

28-31 Aug 2019 • Performance

Deep Space by James Batchelor, Tanz Im August, Berlin.

25 Aug 2019 • rile*

Belladonna reading with Rachel Levitsky and Nathalie Rozanes, Rile*, Brussels. 

24 Aug 2019 • rile*

Launch: Not Not Nothing by Mette Edvardsen and Something Some things Something else by Jeroen Peeters, rile*, Brussels. 

19 Aug 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, Workspacebrussels, Belgium.

14-16 Aug 2019 • Performance

Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, SAAL Biennaal, Tallinn, ES.

10 Aug 2019 • rile*

Next to all those organs you love, Rile*, Brussels. 

22-27 Jul 2019 • Residency

Les Antécédentes by Anna Gaiotti, Ménagerie De Verre, Paris.

01-12 Jul 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, BUDA, Kortrijk.

28-28 Jun 2019 • Reading

The Girl-with-her-tongue-out at 'Words Don't Come Easy' by Feelings and Simon, Brussels.

10-15 Jun 2019 • Workshop

Hosting Scene:Bluss P0$$€ edition at PIT Festival, Porsgrunn NO.

02-02 Jun 2019 • Launch

This Container edition 07, rile*, Brussels.

02 Jun 2019 • rile*

Collective Launch: Koreografi (NO), Engagment Zine (BE) and This Container (SE/BE), Rile*, Brussels. 

20-24 May 2019 • Teaching

Moving into Writing Workshop with Ann-Christin Kongsness, Praxis Festivalen, Olso.

18 May 2019 • Launch

This Container Edition 07, Insister Space, Stockholm.


09-09 May 2019 • Launch

Opening of Rile*, Brussels, Belgium. 

01-02 May 2019 • Performance

Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva.

20-21 Apr 2019 • Performance

Deep Space by James Batchelor at Centre Pompidou, Paris.

04-07 Apr 2019 • Performance

Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark.

21-23 Mar 2019 • Performance

The Girl-with-her-tongue-out, with a.pass at Performatik, Kanal Pompidou, Brussels.

30-30 Jan 2019 • Reading

The girl-with-her-tongue-out Twisted Tongues Reading Club curated by Roxanne Maillet, Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels.

24-26 Jan 2019 • Performance

Premiere of Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Bora Bora, Aarhus, Denmark.

16 Dec 2018 • Graphic Design

It is a Strange Realism but it is a Strange Reality, ArtCinema Offoff, Gent and feeelings, Brussels.