How To Show Up? with Hannah Regel (UK)

“Beauty is Permission Like Animals Have Hearts” a new work by Hannah Regel.


On Saturday, November 9th
Doors at 20:00, performance begins at 20:30


‘It is in large part according to the sounds people make that we judge them sane or insane, male or female, good, evil, trustworthy, depressive, marriageable, moribund, likely or unlikely to make war on us, little better than animals, inspired by God.’ Anne Carson, The Gender of Sound.


Drunken interviews with the British actor Oliver Reed and scenes from the early 2000’s reality tv show The Simple Life are interwoven and reworked in a satire of the gendered voice and its relationship to public disobedience, entitlement and charm. In Beauty is Permission Like Animals Have Hearts ‘the subtle domination of a well-told anecdote’ is both the language of the commanding father and the alchemy of misogynistic assumptions regarding how and when the voices of women come to be read as objectionable.


work performed by Nadia de Vries and Sophia Dinkel


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Hannah Regel is currently writing a practice-based PhD thesis at Goldsmiths College on performative writing, where she also teaches. Her first collection of poetry, When I Was Alive, was published by Montez Press in 2017 and a second, titled Oliver Reed, is due to be published early 2020. From 2012 – 2019 she was the co-editor of the feminist art journal SALT. She lives in London.