|Place of Birth||Not important|
|Residence||Currently UK based|
|Nationality||Citizen of the world|
BioSocial commentator and agent provocateur.
Who I am and where I come from are not important; it is my writing that is important. I write for you who relate to it, for we see the world akin in its ugliness and beauty, its injustice, agony and potential. But to merely observe and deplore, perhaps even to rage, is not enough. That is why I write, because to observe and lament are not enough: to remain passive is not enough.
And so I am grateful to the creators of SomethingDark for giving me a regular forum as the magazine’s Critique writer. There are, no doubt, others who are more deserving, and that is why I hope to be sharing these pages with other writers of poignant perspective, because a community of minds is required to dissect our contemporary cultural malaise.
I choose to keep my SomethingDark profile sparse, because I prefer to keep to the shadows – it’s much more interesting here, here with the real people, imagination, creativity and intellect that cannot find a place, or that does not wish to find a place in the constructed, superficial and exploitative world around us that is in such an advanced state of atrophy. We have something to say about this cultural atrophy, and that is why we write, paint, draw, compose, design, fashion clay, wood, stone and metal. Do we matter? The Earth orbits the Sun, the Moon orbits the Earth. The tide cannot be held back.
Contributions to SomethingDark
critique: “The post-postmodern dilemma”
critique: “Celebrity, spectacle, and cultural crisis”
review: “From this there is no escape”
review: “New York, grime and erotica”
critique: “Lucifer and the light of passion”
review: “Surrealism’s spirit rises again in the City of Light”
Amateur artist and aspiring amateur photographer, professional writer. Three drawings (ink & coloured pencil) in a group exhibition a long time ago, some photographs on a current website.
Numerous commissions for written work, not relevant to SomethingDark.
Numerous public speaking events, not relevant to SomethingDark.
Education & Training
Ongoing. School of Life and the World. A dash of university along the way actually helped (a little bit... I think).