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Olga Koch: If/Then (Berk’s Nest in association with Hannah Layton Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

It’s hard to believe, I know, but it’s tough being a woman; there are so many expectations about how you should behave, yet these are an endless list of contradictions. Olga Koch subverts some of the more stereotypical gender norms – she’s got a computer science degree and loves beer – but she can’t shake the feeling that she’s just as guilty of participating in these misogynistic structures. Through analogies of computer programming, ‘If/Then’ is a love story that allows Koch to open up and question her own behaviour as much as anyone else’s. There’s a quirky gimmick that ties it all together, but Koch’s blistering humour holds everything together so well that she could easily do without it.

Monkey Barrel, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]