EPB

EPB is a writer, visual artist and researcher who plays in the space between Post-Modern theory, aesthetics, spirituality, and kink. In her writing, she parallels her observations of the art world, academic discourse, and the politics of sex work. She is also responsible for collecting and presenting ephemera & archives for the other heteronyms.

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Reflections

Reflections

ReflectionsI open the window to greet a winter morning. I cannot yet feel the chill in the air but across the street I see a tiny person, swaddled in a down purple jumpsuit moving her short legs down the sidewalk. Only her white face is exposed to the cold. A mother...

Working Dessous

Working Dessous

Working Dessous Negligee. Garter. Thong. Brassiere. Bloomers. Corset. Stockings. Dessous. Panties. Underwear… So many names for such charged, little objects. What is the function of lingerie? In my first day at the dungeon, I was unequivocally commanded with what I...

Meandering Lines

Meandering Lines

Meandering LinesI am walking through Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Two Hassidic women announce their presence with enlivened conversation behind me, in my blindspot. I hear them but cannot see them yet. In a few minutes, they will have walked past me, especially if I slow...

Domination & Feminism

Domination & Feminism

Domination & FeminismAn Italian art student recently asked for an interview about the art and nature of Female Dominance. The following is a transcription of our exchange. Q. Who is dominatrix according to you in narrow and wide terms? A dominatrix is a woman who...

Seizure

Seizure

SeizurePain came and stole my body from me in the middle of the night. In middle of many nights before, she’d been plotting to chip away one piece at a time. Pain was a woman who worked her way through cursory paths, finding pin sized holes of weakness, pockets of...

Dungeon As Heterotopia

Dungeon As Heterotopia

Dungeon As HeterotopiaOur theater set is a covert basement in a mid-town high-rise. From the street, nothing, another awning with another number on another street. Its anonymity boasts its appeal. At the end of the winding staircase, hundreds, no thousands, perhaps...

Top C*nt

Top C*nt

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Marked Bodies

Marked Bodies

Marked Bodies Every time I close my eyes to descend down into my shaman’s hole, I see that tree in the back yard with its gnarled roots protruding from the dirt and the soil. I remember the climb, and I remember the crash down. The first time I fall is an accident,...

Ritual

Ritual

RitualLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus pulvinar finibus leo sit amet pharetra. Praesent sed libero et lacus vestibulum efficitur et vitae odio. Maecenas dictum rutrum mauris, ac lacinia augue faucibus at. Mauris lobortis efficitur...

The Purchase of Intimacy by Viviana A Zelizer

The Purchase of Intimacy by Viviana A Zelizer

Viviana A Zelizer The Purchase of Intimacy 2007 I find myself frequently returning to sociologist Viviana Zelizer’s outline of the ways in which economics and intimacy intersect. Confronting contemporary Western culture’s built in social taboos, Zelizer illustrates...

The Ritual Process by Victor Turner

The Ritual Process by Victor Turner

Victor Turner The Ritual Process 1995 It is through the work of Victor Turner that I came to truly appreciate and understand the meaning and charge of the term ‘liminal’ as a threshold inherent to a ritual of transformation. As an anthropologist, Turner spent time...

The Politics of Aesthetics by Jacques Ranciere

The Politics of Aesthetics by Jacques Ranciere

Jacques Ranciere The Politics of Aesthetics 2013 What I’m most interested in is how Ranciere teases out the definition of the visible and invisible as indispensable to politics. Rather than seeing aesthetics as a narrow definition beholden to philosophy, art and...

Non Places: An Introduction to Super Modernity by Marc Auge

Non Places: An Introduction to Super Modernity by Marc Auge

Marc Auge Non Places: An Introduction to Super Modernity 2009 Like Foucault, Auge’s focus is on space in Modern and Post Modern discourse. He spends time discussing arenas like supermarkets, airports and hotels, which can also be seen through the lens of liminal in...

Of Other Places: Utopias & Heterotopias by Michel Foucault

Of Other Places: Utopias & Heterotopias by Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault Of Other Places: Utopias & Heterotopias From Architecture/Movement Continuite October, 1984 Translated from French by Jay Misckowiec In this essay, Foucault introduces the concept for a unique space he defines as the ‘heterotopia.’ Here, the word...

Syncope: The Philosophy of Rapture by Catherine Clement

Syncope: The Philosophy of Rapture by Catherine Clement

Catherine ClementSyncope: The Philosophy of Rapture In this collection of essays, philosopher Catherine Clement explores the idea of syncopation as an interruption of time in music, spirituality, sexuality and theater. Clement leaves no stone left unturned looking...

Rabelais & Hist World by Mikhail Bakhtin

Rabelais & Hist World by Mikhail Bakhtin

Mikhail BakhtinRabelais & His World Russian writer Bakhtin is most famous for his contribution of an understanding of the grotesque, having studied French Renaissance writer and physician Francois Rablelais as a starting point. Mikhail Bakhtin focuses on the...