Zoetica Ebb on Her Spoken Word Debut, Personal Style and a New Book Project
From writing and illustration to photography and styling, Zoetica Ebb is an artist whose talent has manifested in many forms. This Wednesday, the co-founder of counterculture magazine Coilhouse and woman behind the popular personal blog Biorequiem will make her debut as a spoken word artist at Alchemy, a new "witch house" event promoted by Rich Royal and writer Clint Catalyst (LA Weekly's Dance Club Pick of the Week), where she will read alongside author Jillian Lauren.
We asked Ebb about her forthcoming performance, her personal style writing and the possibility of future book projects.
Courtesy of Alchemy Rich Royal, Zoetica Ebb and Clint Catalyst
What prompted your spoken word performance for Wednesday?
Clint Catalyst, who often calls me a "storyteller" and is familiar with parts of my, somewhat colorful, background, invited me to write an autobiographical piece for his upcoming book-- the sequel to the anthology, Pills, Thrills, Chills & Heartache. Reading at Alchemy-- a night dedicated to the witch house genre-- made sense because said piece deals with a particularly spooky period of my life.
Can you talk a bit about the piece your reading?
Without divulging too much, it's a vignette that touches on parts of my history with mysticism and fetishism, from growing up in 1980s Moscow to early adulthood in 2000s Los Angeles. I wrote it as a tribute to a very special ghost.
Working as a multi-disciplinary artist, do you have periods where you focus on one medium? Are there times when you only want to work on photography or illustrating?
Want? Constantly. Actually do? Not so much. For instance, I'm absolutely dying to dive into a painting project that's been buzzing about my skull for months now, but I haven't been able to carve out the time for it yet. I would love to dedicate more hours to all my fields, but the time-bender I'm working on is still in Beta, that cheeky hull. Nonetheless, in addition to freelance photography and writing, I'm collaborating with Toronto-based design house, Plastik Wrap, on some limited edition pieces, traveling to Europe in the spring, and Issue 07 of Coilhouse is already underway. Aaa.