WHEN I WAS ALIVE by Hannah Regel
100 × 190 mm, 40 pages, black and white printing, saddle stitched, 2017
Hannah Regel has built a book, a house, a place to escape one's muting duties. A place of scars, write-offs, rags. It’s a dirty lustful pit where domesticity has been exposed for its perversion, and is nearly liberated. For if one cannot escape their place, a new place must be built: a home that no man dare to enter. Because what’s inside is bovine and bloody. Fleshy and rotting. Corpses, mold. “When I Was Alive” is a political tactic. A safe house for those attempting to escape the trap of history, “the catastrophe of repetition”.
London based artist Hannah Regel graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2012 and received her MFA in Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art. She has performed and exhibited at the Tate, ICA, Nottingham Contemporary, Spike Island and the David Roberts Art Foundation, and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2013. She has also appeared as a panelist for several discussions on contemporary feminism at venues including the Goldsmiths College and Tenderbooks. Hannah is the co-founder and editor of SALT. Magazine, a journal for feminism and contemporary art.