Reactivating the workshop

16 May

I’m baaaaack!!
After almost a couple of years of inactivity – largely due to feeling too busy to update this page and also being brainwashed by Facbok – I’ve realised that it’s best not to rely on that particular system to keep you informed of what I’m up to, and am thus reclaiming the relative independence of a blog.

If you’re new – hi! While there may be occasional writings up here, it’s mostly a place to keep track of events, gigs, talks and suchlike that I and friends are doing, though I won’t generally be including Strange Attractor work as that’s well covered elsewhere.

For the time being it’ll largely be detailing the activities of Teleplasmiste, my synthesiser and wind duo with Michael J York, as we have a number of gigs planned over the next few months.
So watch this space….

Teleplasmiste at The Delaware Road

16 May


Weekend Otherworld

15 Oct



15 Oct


Gorilla Sound Explosion 17 July

24 Jun


Mirage Men 2xDVD!

16 Jun


A special, extended 2-disc version of the film is now available on DVD for only £10!

It includes the full length feature, an 8-page booklet with essays by the filmmakers on ‘The Genesis of Mirage Men’, ‘Tricksters, Saucers and Cyber Magicians’, ‘The Enigma of Richard Doty’ and ‘The Unreliable Narrator’, plus over an hour of previously unseen additional material, comprised of 22 short films giving background history, extra interviews and an exclusive Urthona music video.

Buy it here!

London Fortean Society

20 May

fortean cyber magicians

Magic, Deception & The Abuses of Enchantment
The London Fortean Society
Thursday 29 May 2014
The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR
8pm (doors 7.30pm)
£3 / £2 concessions

In an epilogue of sorts to Mirage Men, Mark looks at two formerly secret documents, published six decades apart, that reveal the methodologies of psychological manipulation and deception practised by American and British intelligence services. The Art of Deception, Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations, an internal presentation for the UK’s GCHQ, was leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden earlier this year, while The Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare was published by USAF’s RAND Corporation in 1950.

The similarities between the two papers demonstrate that while the world we live in has changed dramatically in the intervening years, the human mind, and the techniques for manipulating it, have remained very much the same; both papers discuss the exploitation of belief systems and fortean phenomena.


After Life, After Death, After All

20 May



After Life, After Death, After All

With Sally Golding, Edward Colless, Mark Pilkington

Part of the Australia and NZ Festival of Literature and The Arts.
Australian visual artist Sally Golding and Australian writer Edward Colless stage a collaborative exploration of the culture of the ‘afterlife’ in some of its manifestations: as ghosting, as the undead, as doppelgänger and as spectral horror. Golding presents live mixes of cinema combined with live performance in a twenty-minute work involving audience interaction and two-way mirrors. Colless presents a theoretical fiction as a dramatic monologue, as if delivered from the afterlife. The two works will be followed by a dialogue about the collaboration.

Saturday 31 May, 4-5pm
Kings College , Strand Campus
London,  WC2R 2LS

More info here

AMT & Urthona Bristol 28.08.14

13 May



10 May