ANTIBOTHIS

Occultural Book Anthologies

antibothis profiles

Stewart HomeStewart Home was born in south London on 24 March 1962. His mother Julia Callan-Thompson was a showgirl and club hostess, who died at the age of thirty-five in 1979. Home was registered at birth with the name Kevin Llewellyn Callan, the entry for his father is blank on his birth certificate. Since he claims not to remember it, most of Home’s childhood is blank too.

Home became interested in northern soul and punk rock as a teenager, and from 1974 onwards spent a lot of his time hanging around the West End of London, both alone and in the company of other juveniles.

After leaving school at the age of sixteen, he first signed on the dole in the late seventies, and last claimed unemployment benefits in the mid-nineties. He has never held down a regular job for more than a few months at a time. On those rare occasions when he’s been forced to work, Home has taken employment as a factory labourer, agricultural labourer, shop assistant, office clerk and art class model.

Deciding he didn’t like working in factories as a teenager, Home pursued cultural and political interests, writing many books and participating in even more gallery exhibitions. He lives in London. Thames water, rather than blood, is said to run through Home’s veins.

ANDREW MCKENZIE – H3o/Hafler trio

The Hafler Trio is Andrew M. McKenzie (from Newcastle, England — currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia) working in the field of psychoacoustics and sonic research. Since 1982, The Hafler Trio has produced a prolific body of work involving art, science, sound, religion, comedy and philosophy — emphasizing a dynamic balance and interplay of ‘body’, ‘mind’ and ’spirit’ over any one of these. McKenzie has previously worked with members of Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA, Nurse With Wound, Psychic TV, Whitehouse and Zoviet France. Andrew has also collaborated with performance artists John Duncan and Annie Sprinkle, ex-Fluxus artist Willem De Ridder, artist/designer Neville Brody, and sound/poetry artist Z’EV.

BRIAN DEAN

Brian Dean has written regular columns for the Guardian newspaper, The Idler and Sleaze magazine. He’s also been published in the Independent newspaper, The Irish Independent, The Big Issue, Alternative Press Review, In Business and others. He isn’t a journalisthe trained as an architect at Bristol University, then worked as an IT systems developer and business analyst in several large companies. More recently he’s worked as an independent writer, magazine editor and website developer. In addition to Media Hell, he runs the Media Sceptic Group and the satirical website www.anxiety.com

TERRE THAEMLITZ

Terre Thaemlitz is an award winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. His work critically combines themes of identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz’ wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club oriented deep house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer composed neo-expressionist piano solos. He has released twelve solo albums, as well as numerious 12-inch EPs, 7-inch singles, collaborative albums, remixes, and video works. He is a resident DJ at Club Module in Tokyo, where his “Deeperama” parties are held bi-monthly. His writings on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines. As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist transgenderism and pansexual Queer sexuality, Thaemlitz has participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan, as well as held numerous cross-cultural sensitivity workshops at Tokyo’s Uplink Factory, near his current residence in Kawasaki, Japan.

SOCIALFICTION

Socialfiction.org (Wilfried Houjebek) is dedicated to continue the exploration of Psychogeography through software. They list their interest through the following key-words: * carthographic sadism * gabber avant-gardism * experimental knowledge * DIY urbanism * autonomous spacetravel * gymnosophistic delight * disco socialism * peripatetic hedonism. One of the artist’s recent projects is «The Journal for Patterns Recognised» – a new journal dedicated to the study of distorted pattern recognition as a branch of speculative knowledge.CARL ABRAHAMSSON

Born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Studied at Engelbrektsskolan, Stockholm …
Started taking photographs.Studied at Östra Real, Stockholm
Studied at the University of Stockholm (journalism & film theory/history)
Published music/subculture fanzines Lollipop and Acts Of Interstellar
Torture .
Music-making with the band White Stains
Studied at Stockholms Filmskola / Nya Filmskolan (filmmaking)
Initial record label and publishing activities with TOPYSCAN
Edited and published occultural journal The Fenris Wolf in three issues
(one magazine and two books)
Founded and worked with record label and book publishing company
Psychick Release.
Co-founded and worked with film society Cinematick in Stockholm,
organising numerous film shows, events and parties, including in-person-
appearances by Herschell Gordon Lewis, Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch, Jörg
Buttgereit and several others. Co-founded and worked with book publishing company Looking Glass
Press. Founded and worked with advertising agency/think tank Übertext.Edited and published first issue of art fanzine BULT
Release of “Allt var bättre förr men inte länge till” (a collection of aphorisms
and thoughts) 
Release of “Bardo Tibet” (a Max Fredrikson photo-book with a lengthy
introduction by CA)
Music-making with the bands Cotton Ferox and Deform Project, releasing albuns with Genesis P-Orridge and Thee Majesty

SIMON CRAB

Simon Crab studied Fine Art at Slade College under Stuart Brisley and Paula Rego during the early eighties. At the Slade, Simon began working with embryonic computer and video graphics systems and has been working with digital media ever since. from 1983-1990 he traveled the world exhibiting and performing experimental electronic music and video. In 1990 Simon set up a digital arm of the print multinational ‘Wace’ specialising in ‘Multimedia’: CD ROM design and production and In-store EPOS systems (later renamed ‘Seven Interactive’) for clients such as Lego, British Airways and The Body Shop.

Disillusioned with corporate life, Crab left Wace in 1993 and joined the proto-internet pioneering collective ‘Obsolete’ as a designer and programmer. When Obsolete self imploded in 1996, Simon went on to co-found ‘Lateral’ with other ex Obsolete crew members Jon Bains and David Jones.

Simon is currently the Creative Director of Lateral and oversees the creative and technical output as well as day to day general management of the company. Simon’s other interests include electronic music, audio programming and ethnomusicology – he plays penyacha for lila-cita gamelan gong kebyar orchestra. Simon is also a trustee of ‘Space Studios’, a London based community arts organisation and Founder and Director of ‘Informal’, a research and implementation group for collaborative research with a focus on social development and technology.

Bourbonese Qualk are an Experimental Music group which existed from 1980 to 2003.Bourbonese Qualk’s credentials as early and important contributors to the Industrial scene is born out by their presence on the seminal Elephant Table compilation from 1983. Up until 1987, they were essentially a collaborative effort of two individuals: Simon Crab and Steven Tanza. In 1987, Crab and Tanza went their separate ways. Tanza’s project since then has been called The State. Crab maintained the Bourbonese Qualk name. Crab, who had for years played virtually all instruments/electronics beyond percussion, left guitar work to Miles Miles and focused more and more on a large electronic sound, still recognizably funk-beat driven as was much of their earlier music.

With Miles Miles’ death in 2002, the members disbanded.

CRIMETHINC

In a society which glorifies their power and our passivity, all thought which challenges this passivity is thoughtcrime. Crimethink is the transgression without which freedom and self-determination are impossible—it is the skeleton key that unlocks the prisons of our age.CrimethInc. is the black market where we trade in this precious contraband. Here, the secret worlds of shoplifters, rioters, dropouts, deserters, adulterers, vandals, daydreamers—that is to say, of all of us, in those moments when, wanting more, we indulge in little revolts—converge to form gateways to new worlds where theft, cheating, warfare, boredom, and so on are simply obsolete.

GX JUPITTER _ LARSEN

GX Jupitter-Larsen (sometimes erroneously spelled Juppiter-Larsen) is an artist, based in Hollywood, California, who has been active in a number of underground art scenes since the late 1970s.

He has been involved in punk rock, mail art, cassette culture, the noise music scene, and zine culture. During the 1990s he was the sound designer for the performances of Mark Pauline’s Survival Research Laboratories. His best known work is as the founder of the noise act The Haters, who have performed all over the world, and appear on over 300 CD & record releases.

Underlying all of Jupitter-Larsen’s work is a peculiar mix of aesthetic and conceptual obsessions, particularly entropy and decay, professional wrestling, and a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement such as polywave, the totimorphous, and the xylowave.

KENJI SIRATORI

Kenji Siratori: a Japanese cyberpunk writer who is currently bombarding the internet with wave upon wave of highly experimental, uncompromising, progressive, intense prose. His is a writing style that not only breaks with tradition, it severs all cords, and can only really be compared to the kind of experimental writing techniques employed by the Surrealists, William Burroughs and Antonin Artaud. Embracing the image mayhem of the digital age, his relentless prose is nonsensical and extreme, avant-garde and confused, with precedence given to twisted imagery, pace and experimentation over linear narrative and character development. With unparalleled stylistic terrorism, he unleashes his literary attack. An unprovoked assault on the senses. Blood Electric (Creation Books) was acclaimed by David Bowie.

WULF ZENDIK

Wulf is the co-founder of the Zendik movement, along with his life partner Arol. He soon named himself and his real live movement Zendik. Wulf was an ARTIST: a musician, a writer of fiction and philosophy, an individualist the likes rarely seen in humanity. He worshiped beauty and aesthetics, believed in both the harshest discipline and the most uninhibited pursuit of pleasure.
Wulf relished his chosen role as iconoclast (definition: One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions).

SZTUKA-FABRYKA

Focus on international networks such as Mail-Art, street art, small press, home-tape, video art, performance art, art & technology, industrial art & music, surfing on the edge and more / artworks, publications, video, music, … and information from about 1500 international artists. 

IONA MILLER

DIGITAL DIVA: CYBERSYBIL, PARASPOOK, OCCULTRIX, DICHOTOMYS.Writes in the fields of occulture, new media, underground culture, metaphysics, new physics and other future science, conspiracy, ESPionage, mind control, experiential therapy, chaos theory, zpe, paramedia ecology, emergent healing, reality wormholes, magick, qabalah, digital video and spiritual cinema. She is published by Inner Traditions Intl, Phanes Press and Autonomedia.

CORRUPT

Corrupt, Inc. is a civilization watchdog built on the premise that when humans form a mental image of the world that does not correspond to reality, they become corrupt and destroy themselves. Our goal is to look for this cognitive dissonance and to point it out with research, intelligence reports, pranks and political activism. We believe in a better human future by embracing reality and not silly bureaucratic, academic or emotional abstractions. Our goal is to point human civilization away from these irrelevancies and get us back on track toward dealing with our actual problems, which receive 68.6% less media coverage than transient or tangential issues.

PENTTI LINKOLA

Kaarlo Pentti Linkola (born December 7, 1932 in Helsinki) is a radical Finnish environmentalist. He has written widely about his ideas and is well-known in Finland. He lives a materially very simple life and works as a professional fisherman.

NIGEL AYERS

Nigel Ayers is dedicated to expanding the possibilities of Interactive Art through a combination of art installation, activism, text, online activity and physical objects. His work manifests in the form of books, sculpture, t-shirts as well as in performance experiences.

Having been long involved in experimental music he has recently concentrated on the possibilities of the sound art installation, integrated within the poetic qualities of material objects.

His work examines boundaries between the exotic and the infra-ordinary. Since 2006 he has been involved in an in-depth exploration of the geography, folklore and cultural resonance of place; notably in a series of documented ritual walks on Bodmin Moor.

Nocturnal Emissions is sound art project that has released numerous records and CDs in music styles ranging from electro-acoustic, musique concrete, hybridised beats, sound collage, post-industrial music, ambient and noise music. The sound art has been part of an ongoing multimedia campaign of guerrilla sign ontology utilising video art, film, hypertext and other documents.

From early in their work, the group concentrated on the axiom of music being a form of social control, and highlighted concepts such as information overload, cult conditioning, brainwashing and subliminal advertising, in a critique of information society. Their music drew heavily on worldwide folk traditions as well as that of the European avant-garde.

LOB

Lob was born in Southern California in 1965.
He wrote his first poetry in 1981. He read at his first reading in 1985. He hosted his first reading in 1993, and has done most of those things over and over again since those times..(well, not the being born part). He has appeared, reading words, at many venues including UCLA, UNLV, UCI, Beyond Baroque, and many coffee shops and art gallerys. He has been published in publications including NEXT MAGAZINE, SKRATCH, LUMMOX JOURNAL, and many others.
He has 7 chapbooks of poetry that have been published so far.
LOB has been playing Harmonica since he was 12 years old, and he has been playing Bass since he was about 20. He currently plays Harmonica whenever he can, and plays bass with
INSTAGON  INSTAGON was started in 1993 as a musical experiment in thee United States, by members ov Thee Temple of Psychick Youth North America (TOPYNA), to becoum counter-part to thee UK TOPY ensamble called Psychick TV (PTV). Shortly there after PTV disbanded and thee networking between thee two groups became fuedal. Members ov thee TOPY North America Access Point called BABYLON ov this era are responsible for thee birth ov thee deamon, Instagon, although artist/creatist LOB tends to be held as the founder or creator ov thee project.

Z´EV

After studying at CalArts with Concrete poet Emmett Williams, he produced works using the name S. Weisser, primarily concentrating on visual and sound poetries. In 1969, he was included in the “Second Generation” show at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. Beginning in the early 1970s, he developed a personal technique utilizing self-developed instruments formed from industrial materials such as stainless steel, titanium, and PVC plastics. Initially these instruments were assemblages of these materials with a movement-based performance style that was a form of marionette (although with the performer visible). He has since come to refer to this performance mode as ‘wild-style’, a term originally related to graffiti.

It was at this time that he began performing using the name Z’EV, which comes from the Jewish name his parents gave him at birth: Sh’aul Z’ev bn Yakov bn Moshe bn Sha’ul. While but one of the progenitors of the ‘industrial movement’ (see Industrial Culture Handbook) he is, however, fairly solely responsible for delivering the ‘tribal’ impulse and esthetic into the Western/European cultural milieu developing between the years 1978-1984.

 In Nov./Dec. 1980 he introduced intense metal based percussion music to the UK and Europe while opening for Bauhaus on their first headlining tours there. His work with both text and sound has been influenced by the Middle Eastern mystical system best known as Kabbalah (although not of the Jewish variety), as well as – but not limited to – African, Afro-Caribbean and Indonesian rhythms, musics and cultures. He has studied Ewe (Ghana) music, Balinese gamelan, and Indian tala.

His recordings have been released by labels such as CIP, Cold Spring, Die Stadt, Soleilmoon, Tzadik Records, Subterranean and Touch Records. Z’EV lives in London, England.

VINCENT ALEXZÁNDER

A poet scarred by overwhelming nihilism and the usual sacred works of dead overmen, spreading his ultra violent writings since the age of seventeen and having arrived as a more mature terrorist. Has written two books (Sins of the Mind and Sacred), currently writing a third (The Extermination of Humanity Under Keynesian Economics) and assembling a fourth as yet untitled entry with an extract selected here. In his spare time he assembles graphic collages and records spoken word material.AKI NAWAZAki Nawaz a.k.a. Propa-Gandhi is a British rapper and musician, part of the Islamic rap band Fun-Da-Mental. He is best known for his controversial lyrics relating to immorality of the west, jihad and suicide bombers. Nawaz grew up in Bradford, England. In the 1980s, using his proper name Haq Qureshi, he played drums under with the rock band Southern Death Cult, a forerunner to The Cult, which had Ian Astbury on vocals. When Astbury moved on to found his own band, the remaining musicians stayed together for a time, but eventually broke up. Changing musical genres, Nawaz went on to found the Islamic rap group Fun-Da-Mental in 1991.

In 2006, when their record All is War was about to be released through his own Nation Records, two company directors from his distributor Beggar’s Banquet Records, Martin Mills and Andrew Heath, threatened to resign. The record was finally released on August 7th 2006 as a download album, with a retail release on the Five Uncivilised Tribes label to follow.

CHAD HENSLEY

Writes about cultural extremes, especially in music and art, as well as crafting scary short fiction and verse. Some of his non-fiction credits include Apocalypse Culture 2, Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music, Spin, Hustler, Rue Morgue, Gauntlet, Seconds, Terrorizer, Juxtapoz, Warp Japan, Bang, Merlin’s Music Box and more. I’ve sold short stories to The Darker Side: Generations of Horror, The Dead Inn, Fangoria, and Allen Koszowski’s Inhuman, to name a few. His fiction and poetry have received various awards including mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.

His also a contributing editor for the first all-English Japanese toy culture magazine Super7 also editor of Esoterra Magazine – The Journal of Extreme Culture

MONOCHROM,  Vienna Art Group

Monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group of basket weaving enthusiasts and theory do-it-yourselfers having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis.
monochrom is the super-affirmation of the globalization trap.
monochrom has existed in this (and every other) form since 1993.

monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. monochrom publishes the book of the same name in addition to its activity in other areas. What are we doing? monochrom is an open field of experimentation:
international art scene, panel discussion event technology, souls bought and sold, game and shame shows, readings of the dreariest sort, theory cocooning, film short processing, website squatters’ consultancy, alternative space travel projects, do-it-yourself surveillance courses, riddle rallyes, ecumenical field services, overhead projector comics, circumstantiation, Power Point fairytales, layouting and decomposition, propagandistic summer camps, monumental puppet theater, aesthetic pregnancy counseling, producing, promoting and destroying music, party service, expressional dance, Biennial brawls, GDR rock, DJ events and lots more…

Vadge Moore

Former member of the punk rock band Dwarves, writes for occult magazines like, Primal Chaos, Dagobert´s Revenge, Synthesis and is actively involved in music production with Boyd Rice, Monte Cazazza, Peter Sotos ( Whitehouse ), Thomas Thorn (The Electric Hellfire Club ), Neither/Neither World.

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