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She gave it to me I got it from her by Clara Amaral [Performance]

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62 Rue des Commerçants

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rile* welcomes Clara Amaral with her performance work 'She gave it to me I got it from her'. Reservation Required.

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rile* welcomes Clara Amaral with her performance work She gave it to me I got it from her, a publication read aloud, disassembling and reassembling the text and its pages. It is a choreography for the hands, the voice, and for the reader.

She gave it to me I got it from her 

a poem that choreographs her hands and voice

her voice that reads out loud the book

becoming script 

becoming performance 

becoming archive 

the permanence of her voice in the book 

in the book 

the presence and absence of their names 

She gave it to me I got it from her 

It's a book and a choreography, read out loud and handled by a performer, for a group of people.

Language: English

Duration: 50 minutes

Performance: See scheduled time slots

Reservation: Limited Capacity, registration needed.


Clara Amaral is an artist working with text and performance. Her artistic practice is situated in an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning what it means to be a reader, to be a writer, aiming to expand existing modes of reading and writing. Central to her practice is the investigation of innovative publishing modalities and the performative aspect of writing and language through an intersectional feminist approach.

Written and choreographed by Clara Amaral

Graphic Design Ronja Andersen and Karoline Swiezynski

Copy editor Isabelle Sully

Conceptualization and fabrication of objects Olga Micińska in dialogue with Clara Amaral

Publisher Kunstverein Publishing

She gave it to me I got it from her was supported by:

Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam

Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam

Members of Kunstverein, Amsterdam

Alkantara, Lisbon

Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon

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rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance in Brussels. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings... rile* is the base word for silence in Láadan, a feminist constructed language developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. 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 language's limitations to those who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.

Our bookshop is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 11h to 17h, and from Friday to Sunday from 11h to 18.30h.

62 Rue Commerçants 1000 Brussels - BE

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