Sex Work and Feminism

’ Sex worker rights?’ by Charlie Suede

Exploring the differences As a sex worker, I’ve pondered about the word ‘Feminism’ and have noticed over the years, since working in the industry, what has come to the surface the most. At art school, I remember, I was certainly pushed into this ‘Feminism’ corner, and more often than not, it felt more like the … Read more

Artist Blog – Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe

Artist Blog – Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe

The topic of sexuality in art history has been approached in a myriad of ways, but perhaps desire must be the essence but not the ending. In Western Art, you could argue that the erotic was long ignored, hidden or condemned, and we have to view mythological images or religious works to encounter it. It’s … Read more

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Wheelchair, kink and finding a way to deal

Nurse Purple

I am on course to write about one man’s experience and the expenditure of those experiences.There is science, conceptual models, forecasts, projections and then – there is real life. As much as I can study the great theorists, rationalise the impetus and the opposing aspects of sadism and masochism, highlight capitalism, ascertain the blueness of … Read more

Guy Debord – The Society of the Spectacle

Society of the Spectacle blog.

At art school, we were exposed to the work of several critical theorists.One in particular stood out for me as particularly interesting.Guy Debord’s book, The Society of the Spectacle, is a critique of society, which Debord noticed was becoming increasingly obsessed with the value of images and appearances over reality, truth and experience. While this … Read more

An interview with Carl Jung

Dark Mama By Gerald Siena

I recently stumbled upon an insightful interview featuring Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. I hadn’t realized he possessed such joie de vivre and spoke like a man deeply connected to and immersed in the world, expressing himself with abundant ease. I shouldn’t have assumed that all psychoanalysts were rare, fossilized forms of craggy … Read more