November 25, 2019

The Alienist Magazine and Equus Press blog

A Secure Sense of Falsity

A number of the Equus press publications begin their back cover blurb with words to this effect... 

"It would be erroneous of us to attempt to describe what this novel is about except to say that it must...

November 9, 2019

 Prize for best dressed shop window 2019 (Kutna Hora)


"We know that people want to be loved. Not for what they are but for what they appear to be."

The Holy Mountain (1973) Alejandro Jodorowsky

Part 1

In this competitive world of constant comparison we are all encourage...

October 26, 2019

The Will you Should

Logic dictates - Senses rebel


- Write down 10 things you took for granted this morning.

- Regularly, in your head, name 

5 things you can see

4 things you can hear

3 things you can feel

2 things you can smell

1 thing you can taste

- Look around you for a su...

October 5, 2019

I am sharing some extracts from a work in progress. Bild the WA is an alternative history of Prague told from the perspective of the inter-dimensional Spanish step-brother of a Chernobilly princess on the cusp of self-destruction in a Utopian society who have moved bey...

September 22, 2019


Klara Sedlo

'The Truth is at the Bottom of the Well'

Exhibition until 31st October


Donuteria, Náprstkova 9, Prague 1

At home in her own skin, and others'.
Klara's choice of exhibition venue was spot on.
I became uncomfortable with the idea of showing art in cafes a...

September 8, 2019

"Start and finish reading a book in one day, then bake a cake; to heaven with you!"

One for Joy - (A comprehensive list of superstitions and adages.)



"You are still angry," L told me. "This is not healthy, you need to forgive. Not for for them, but for you. You...

August 24, 2019

"We should be kind to ourselves. This body contains our existence."

Lusi Lu

As soon as someone tells me I should do something I feel am innate desire not to do it.

When I am told not to do something because you "cannot' do that I don't believe that person.

The things these...

August 10, 2019

"Man cannot live by bread alone. Every once in a while he needs a salad."

Woody Allen

One for joy

A comprehensive list of superstitions and adages.

. Should you leave a wardrobe door ajar overnight, you will not be able to recall your dreams. When you don the attire from t...

July 20, 2019

"The studio is an imaginary system, it is not a real system. It holds a serious doubt. The creative world, in which I spend most of my life, it's not family or children, it's you against a hidden thing."

Zvi Tolkovsky - From 'Rupture' - A Documentary work in progress by...

July 6, 2019

Sadofsky and Trantina at DOX

This is not a fluff piece, this is a fluffer piece! I want these guys to go on forever.

I left DOX yesterday with a pain in my solar plexus. My power chakra was confused. It was inspired, invigorated, impressed and emboldened whilst being pal...

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