|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.
2011 “Celebrity, spectacle, and cultural crisis”, SomethingDark webmagazine, no. 2, pp. 54–5.
Comment piece following on from SDk01’s column, utilising the thought of cultural theorist Guy Debord.
2011 “From this there is no escape”, SomethingDark webmagazine, no. 2, pp. 138–9.
Review of Necrophilia Variations by Supervert.
2011 “New York, grime and erotica”, SomethingDark webmagazine, no. 2, pp. 142–3.
Review of Freak Parade by Marilyn Jaye Lewis.
2010 “Lucifer and the light of passion”, SomethingDark webmagazine, no. 1, pp. 32–3.
Comment piece for the first issue of SomethingDark magazine.
2010 “Surrealism’s spirit rises again in the City of Light”, SomethingDark webmagazine, no. 1, pp. 82–3.
Exhibition/film review, Rose, c'est Paris, by Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly.
Comment piece for the first book in the new Skin Two publishing project.
2008 “Knowledge is power”, (illus. Max Schindler), Skin Two, no. 59 (Spring), pp. 28–9.
Feature article for the final issue of Skin Two magazine.
2008 “On the cardinal rule of BDSM and why it matters”, Skin Two, no. 59 (Spring), p. 37.
Column for what turned out to be the last issue of Skin Two magazine.
My first column for Skin Two magazine after being invited to contribute as part of the (alas, too late) rejuvenating process for the magazine.
2007 "Severine on Sunday: After the Bizarre Bazaar, try an evening of erotica”, (photog. John Dietrich), Skin Two LateXtra, no. 26 (Summer), pp. 12–13.
Review of Club Severine, Birmingham, England.