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English Heretic – Summer Of Blood

English Heretic

English Heretic - Summer Of BloodThis has a stately grace, which seems full of ghosts. A fifty year de-celebration of The Summer of Love and a fugue for a darkening isle (that book seems closer to reality than any of us would like). It reimagines and repurposes, taking obscure psychedelic tracks from that lost year, 1967

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English Heretic – The Underworld Service

English Heretic

English Heretic - The Underworld ServiceEnglish Heretic is an on-going multimedia exploration of various occult threads of British lore — everything from the polished chrome dystopias of JG Ballard to pagan pageantry, all corn rigs and jigs. He draws in tendrils of Crowley‘s 93rd current, mixing with Patrick Keiller‘s situationism and Julian Cope‘s wide-eyed megalith worship.

On The Underworld Service, English Heretic unearths the zombified corpse of 1969 into 1970 — the threshold, the death throes of sunshine idealism and the birth of the post-apocalyptic uncertainty of the ’70s. He throws damning shadows on the rosy retrospection of the myth of the ’60s – with “black wax from candles taken from backstage at Altamont” (“Peregrine”), the continued youth rebellion of GIs gone wild in the wilds

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Strange Attractor Salon: Ken Hollings/English Heretic/Man From Uranus/Disinformation vs Usurp/Oscillatorial Binnage (live at The Last Tuesday Society)

Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London 22 & 29 January 2010

Strange Attractor Journal, now in its third edition of writings promoting unpopular culture, has long been intertwined with the visual, musical and performing arts. For January 2010, the Strange Attractor machine has moved into exhibitionist mode, taking over the Last Tuesday Society‘s art space above their very curious basement shoppe of horrors on Mare Street in Hackney located just near the canalside where the well-to-do Victoria Park Road meets the unprepossessing tool hire shops and local council tenants shopping in their night attire along the lower reaches of Hackney’s main thoroughfare .

Entering the gallery is an adventure in itself, and past the stuffed crows, unusually-shaped rocks, cryptozoological specimens and the stock of two-headed teddy bears on sale lies the exhibition of artwork which has appeared in the Journal. Accompanying the exhibition

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