PUBLIC RELATIONS, Poems and Other Emergencies, if leaking, Forever in both Directions, This Container, Touch(ed), Soft Reality


What kind of words do we have to describe our relationships? and what do those words do for us?

I've been thinking about how naming is used to build identity. That language becomes something that can buttress who you are, that makes it clear, or legible. And then thinking how could we use language, by way of practices of description, to rather try dis-identification. To think about how it can undo and thus destabilize a certain reading of bodies, their gestures, and relations. In order to experiment with what this or that relationship might mean, and thus could be. Starting from geometries of relation, literally the shapes we take, in love, care, touch, and dependency, and open the erotics through language. 



It can happen and often does, that ideas spring up out of seemingly nowhere and, as they flesh themselves out in concepts and questions they find their context. A strange serendipity has presented an uncanny context for this work; Public Relations. In 2019 I made a work titled Poems and Other Emergencies which proposed language as a cultural prosthesis to the body. From this work, I became interested in the ways in which language mediates relations between people: the way we understand our dependencies, modes of care, our proximities with others, and how we use language to define those relationships. I was desiring other kinds of language to describe and define relationships beyond the names and actions which give form to the couple or platonic friendships. Hoping for language that would guide me in constructing relationships on their own terms and a sense of family that could go beyond ideas of ownership and identity, we could call them queer relations. As I was having these thoughts, I, like most of us, had no idea a global pandemic was brewing and would drastically change the conditions of our relationships. As we saw the world shut down and governments call for us to define, and confine ourselves to, ‘our bubbles’, our relationships were deemed dangerous. Entire categories of friendship have been excluded, the proximity of bodies has been minimized wherever possible and the network of relations that shape our lives were suddenly out of reach. We had to reconfigure how we meet. These social choreographies quickly embedded themselves in our lives and have produced an increasingly pronounced other; those whom you simply do not encounter, those outside the bubble. It has become more important than ever that we rethink how we define relationships, how our bodies can move together, in intimacy, love, and conversation. At the risk of hyperbole, I would argue that we need to rehabilitate relationships, find connections, practices of care, and architectures of support. 


Choreography: Chloe Chignell

Collaborators and Performers: Alice Heyward and Stefan Govaart.


Residency at BUDA Kortrijk 5-16th April 2021

Residency at rile* 2021 TBC

Chloe Chignell


19 Apr until 24 Apr 2021 • Residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Rotterdam


19 Apr until 24 Apr 2021 • Residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Rotterdam
05 Apr until 17 Apr 2021 • Residency
Public Relations in Development, BUDA
15 Mar until 26 Mar 2021 • Residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, KAAP
08 Mar 2021 • Publication
Bootleg edition of Monique Wittig (Collected Writing)
03 Feb 2021 • Performance
Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jesnen
01 Feb until 28 Feb 2021 • Workshop
Teaching MA Choreography at ISAC, Brussels


06 Dec until 18 Dec 2020 • Residency
Development of Experience by Adriano Wilfert Jensen at PAF
19 Nov 2020 • reading
Close Reading Group–Claudia Rankine, The White Card
14 Nov 2020 • Publication
New Publication with Uh Books: The Complete tex would be Insufferable / Language as Prosthesis
27 Oct 2020 • reading
Close Reading Group–Lou Sullivan Selected Diaries
03 Oct until 04 Oct 2020 • 
rile* re-opening


15 Jun until 26 Jun 2020 • Residency
Research Phase of Public Relations at Kaai Theatre
15 Jun until 26 Jun 2020 • Residency
Public Relations in Development
14 Jun until 19 Jun 2020 • rile*
Reading Room for The School for Temporary Liveness
28 Apr until 29 Apr 2020 • Performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Oslo
06 Apr until 29 Apr 2020 • Residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Rotterdam/Oslo
16 Mar until 20 Mar 2020 • Residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Rotterdam
02 Mar until 13 Mar 2020 • Residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Mhyre, BUDA
22 Feb 2020 • rile*
Launch__Montez Press Interjection Calendar 005
30 Jan 2020 • rile*

rile* in conversation with Engagement Arts on self-organisation and publishing.

28 Jan until 02 Feb 2020 • rile*

rile* at Batard Festival, Brussels.

27 Jan until 03 Feb 2020 • Performance

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

22 Dec 2019 • Publication

Call for Submissions, This Container Edition 08.  

16 Dec 2019 • Workshop

Hosting P0$$€ dance and reading group, Melbourne. 

07 Dec until 20 Dec 2019 • Residency

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

18 Nov until 23 Nov 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, Workspacebrussels, Belgium. 

17 Nov 2019 • rile*

Launch of Kathy Acker Early Writings, rile*, Brussels. 

11 Nov until 15 Nov 2019 • Teaching

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

28 Oct until 03 Nov 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, Workspacebrussels, Belgium. 

26 Oct until 27 Oct 2019 • Performance

Deep Space by James Batchelor at Pompidou Málaga, Spain.

19 Oct until 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. 

11 Sep 2019 • Performance

Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen at MDT, Stockholm.

11 Sep until 13 Sep 2019 • Teaching

Feelings of Forms/Forms of Feelings, as apart of Analysis by Adriano Wilfert Jensen. Danscentrum, Stockholm.

31 Aug until 31 Aug 2019 • Launch

This Container 07, Kule, Berlin.

28 Aug until 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 Aug until 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 Jul until 27 Jul 2019 • Residency

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

01 Jul until 12 Jul 2019 • Residency

Poems and Other Emergencies, BUDA, Kortrijk.

28 Jun until 28 Jun 2019 • Reading

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

10 Jun until 15 Jun 2019 • Workshop

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

02 Jun until 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 May until 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 May 2019 • Launch

Opening of Rile*, Brussels, Belgium. 

01 May until 02 May 2019 • Performance

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

20 Apr until 21 Apr 2019 • Performance

Deep Space by James Batchelor at Centre Pompidou, Paris.