Images by Ti Pi Tin
Synthetik is a catch all phrase referring to artificial humans for example gynoids and androids (robotic humanoids) or sex dolls. An organik by contrast is a biological human. Dr. Cameron Hodge has adopted an entire synthetik family and is husband to Margot Curie and father to Bender Curie, a synthetic orangutan. He is a also robot sculptor and author of synthetik advocacy literature.
Simon Ellis and Colin Poole
Simon Ellis and Colin Poole are two independent contemporary dance artists who together form the performance duo Colin, Simon and I. I met up with them to talk about their performance A Separation which I saw when it was first presented in 2014.
Danny describes himself as a British (otto)man about town living the California dream. He enjoys forniphilia and being used as human furniture by ladies. He has been featured in Sunday Times Magazine (UK), Mashable, YouTube, & KOFY TV in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jodie Granger is an artist. In 2017 she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bar-ray) Syndrome (GBS), a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The syndrome is rare, affecting only about one person in 100,000 but it can affect anybody. It can strike at any age and all genders are equally prone to the disorder. Around 1 in 20 cases is fatal but most people will eventually make a full recovery. This can take weeks, months or years and some people are left with long-term problems.
Will Dickie is an artist and performance maker who practices martial arts and deep tissue/ body massage. I spoke to him after he had given me a massage.
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Peter Abraham works full time in the funeral industry as an undertaker for a small family funeral director in Bristol. He runs the blog and Youtube channel Confessions of an Undertaker.
Timber and Battery
It’s Out of Our Hands is a short film made by Timber and Battery (duo Rohanne Udall and Paul Hughes) in which, scene after scene, we see Rohanne dropping lots of different objects - from books to jugs to wheels.