From the Eye of the Storm

From the Eye of the Storm

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.
Zeena Schreck
11.3.13
From the Eye of the Storm

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.
Zeena Schreck
10.26.13
From the Eye of the Storm

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 <i>What's the Matter with Helen?</i>, <i>Whoever Slew Auntie...
Zeena Schreck
10.11.13
From the Eye of the Storm

Finding the Feminine Daemonic in Jen Ray's Art

Last week, female-fantasy artist Jen Ray invited me to her Berlin exhibition, <i>Better to Reign in Hell than Serve in Heaven</i>. What I like about Jen 's work is her portrayals of femme fatales who are not subjugated women. These are representations...
Zeena Schreck
10.4.13
From the Eye of the Storm

A Tale of Two Birds and Tantric Meditation

I’ve just returned from my biannual meditation retreat focused on <em>Phowa</em>, a Tibetan Buddhist practice that prepares you to consciously transfer your mind stream from the body at the moment of death.
Zeena Schreck
9.27.13
From the Eye of the Storm

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...
Zeena Schreck
8.9.13