Titanik’s current artist-in-residence Hannah Ellul has been developing work about the life of Betty Tebbs, an English socialist, feminist and self-declared revolutionary who died in 2017, at the age of 98. For this live performance, Ellul will bring archival recordings and field recordings together with readings from Tebbs’ unpublished memoirs, to present an impressionistic biography. How does sound make us think about the affective and embodied aspects of political experience? About the relationships that shape and sustain a political life?
Hannah Ellul is a Glasgow-based artist and musician working primarily in text, performance, video and sound. Much of her work addresses radical political imagination, often in relation to overlooked histories. With Ben Knight she is part of the collaborative project Psykick Dancehall, exploring sound across media: the politics of listening, recording technologies and the voice. Since 2010 they have produced DANCEHALL, a publication about sound and its others. She received her MFA at the Glasgow School of Art in 2010 and is a lecturer at GSA and the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she completed her PhD in 2017.