In 2004 Giorgia Bottinelli described Hans Bellmer's work entitled 'The Doll' as 'subversive and erotic, sadistic and fetishistic.' To quote art historian Rosalind Krauss. 'To produce the image of what one fears, in order to protect oneself from what one fears - this is the strategic achievement of anxiety, which arms the subject, in advance, against the onslaught of trauma, the blow that takes one by surprise.' Allowing others to project shadows on their journey of self discovery, the submissive displays characteristics of fear and pain. Allowing the master and dominator to navigate fears and anxieties is the act of the submissive, the illusionist. The submissive, in complete control at all times ensures both physical and psychological control is merely perception and is taking precautions before, during and after all sessions. Caring for the emotional state of the Master is the ultimate submission. Submission is the will, not the act.
Tony Donnelly • Stephanie Fawcett • Anthony Goulden • Anthony Lavender • Lisa Phillips •