• Step into the Storm at Performa 13

    In just seven days, November 8, 2013, Zeena will be performing in New York City at the Performa 13 arts festival in “Live - From the Eye of the Storm,” a sonic ritual event organized by artist Frank Haines.

  • Halloween in a Satanic Household

    Statistically, crime rates rise on Halloween night, so you can imagine the kind of mayhem the HQ of the Church of Satan—a black house centered in one of San Francisco's most conservative, pastel-lined districts—invited upon itself.

  • Remembering Curtis Harrington and His Films

    I first learned of Curtis's work through my godfather, Kenneth Anger. His trademark was surreal incongruity. He effortlessly mixed horror, black humor, and grotesque glamor in classics like What's the Matter with Helen?, Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?, The Killing Kind…

  • Finding the Feminine Daemonic in Jen Ray's Art

    Last week, female-fantasy artist Jen Ray invited me to her Berlin exhibition, Better to Reign in Hell than Serve in Heaven. What I like about Jen 's work is her portrayals of femme fatales who are not subjugated women. These are representations of powerful females working

  • A Tale of Two Birds and Tantric Meditation

    I’ve just returned from my biannual meditation retreat focused on Phowa, a Tibetan Buddhist practice that prepares you to consciously transfer your mind stream from the body at the moment of death.

  • Zeena Schreck Knows a Thing or Two About Vice

    Like any moral judgment, attributing vice to an action is subjective. What determines a vice is the intent behind the action. If we had enough awareness, self-control, intelligence, and healthy interactions with others, we wouldn't need organized religion, politics, schools of ph…