WHO IS THE HEAD MISTRESS OF PENTAGRAM.STUDIO?
As speculation runs rife regarding the particulars of who exactly reigns as the Head Mistress of Vienna´s “PENTAGRAM.STUDIO BUNKER LAB HQ” concept in the past year of her consolidated activities , we feel it is best to come clear about the multi-faceted and somewhat mysterious personification of her hard working aesthetic. Successfully presenting her extreme tastes and productions, internationally since 1996, our founder has spread her Occult fueled energies worldwide via every perceivable channel both in the physical and digital realm since the very beginning. Having built a base of support upon her celebratory path whilst continuing to taunt the status quo – the vision she has manifested building the Bunker HQ up from its very beginning, just a year ago, has given her the physical space to consolidate the many aliases and projects she has poured herself into over two decades.
Ever against the grain, learning and implementing new techniques of expression to add to her battalion of creativity, PENTAGRAM.STUDIO´s inspired Demoness has not left one unspeakable corner of extreme living yet to explore. Although it would be possible to speak only of her through third person reports and trivia, this info page dedicated to her multitudinous personas shall steer clear of hearsay. Therefore, we present our dearest HEAD MISTRESS of PENTAGRAM.STUDIO BUNKER LAB HQ as she wilts – directly and almost inconceivably as one integrated entity. Whether as a conceptual mind, sculptress, actress, model, lyricist, sadist, performer or musician – the most striking and unrelenting aspect of her is simply …. as an artist.
Without further ado, PSBL-HQ HEAD MISTRESS and ORACLE shall unveil herself to you on her own terms. She has seen to perceive the divisions of both labor and persona to have finally served their use. Now proven to be superfluous as they only to exist to divide – instead of reinforce – her life´s work and phantasms… we spare no more time on presenting the mastermind behind PENTAGRAM.STUDIO´s outright UNHOLY concept!
LADY? GODDESS? SUKKUBUS?
“Treat me like a Lady and I will act like a Lady.”
I usually jest, in truth.
Never seeing myself as a reactionary, my motto proves itself to be. As a testament to living a merciless DIY and ever productive life – I have thrived in the throes of your disbelief, critiques, misquotes and gossip. Perpetrating the most depraved and licentious rites passionately and without remorse, this Witchblood coarses.
Due to the limited perception of most humans, I started early in my career to fracture the output of my totality to more easily package the most intelligible of my apocalypse driven productions and pursuits. Fetishists are detail oriented and most usually unconcerned with much outside of their scope of lusts. No matter if it was in regards to sound, image, or action – I have delved deep into my Vampyric roots, continuing to re/present only the be/a/st! Knowing only the other-worldly, basic projections based upon tradition and cliches never interested neither me – nor my team…..
WHERE IS THE HEAD MISTRESS FROM?
Since coming of age in the mid Nineties amongst techno gilded apparitions bred in basements of abandoned Detroit warehouses … I sought to inflame the infinite nocturnal. Connections to punk and BDSM had already worn their way into my foresight from age 11. The brightest thread in my lifeline is the brilliant crimson of rage, violence, and passion. Hues of absence and all their voids gaping, serve to elongate your demise.
Concrete trails like gingerbread in the North.
No one is born a Blacksmith.
Befriend the wolf you first happen upon in the forest, as the bear is just behind him.
With a Czech grandmother, Viennese father, American mother added to a rather international crew of miscreants, magicians and masochists worldwide – I will never hold onto a “National” nor “Patriotic” perspective. To be able to move freely and perform all over the world for most of my working/adult life – I consider myself as an ever adaptable cosmopolitan. Subjecting myself to voluntarily into some of the hardest and most unthinkable circumstances strengthened my abilities as well as my body in the past years. Whilst honing my skills “im Kellar” back home in Vienna during the PSBL HQ building phase of 2020, I have also had time to reflect on my latest life excursion in Finland – processing the past years spent in self-imposed exile, meditation and solitude.
In order to simplify the divisions I have continued to impose upon myself and my own art since my first public works plagued the globe back in 1996, it is important to understand the context and political climate in which they were bred. The global climate now pointing towards a mass extinction event, the seals rip and rend in the hands of the most foul. Fortunately… I am not a historian, meteorologist nor secretary.
Answered countless times in several International Music Magazines which have doubtlessly continued to support all my sinister output through the years….
Here is a current answer taken from this year´s ANTICHRIST MAGAZINE interview…
HOW/WHEN DID YOU START WORKING UNDER THE NAME HECATE?
I started in the cellar believe it or not! My brother lived down there listening to Iron Maiden and Dio, playing D&D … Black lights and Evil posters… I used to go down there when he was out… I went through his D&D books and looked through the Demigods and Deities book especially, choosing who I wanted to be… Ishtar was pretty cool but I always chose HECATE!
SHE was so strong with the belt, moon and wolves by her side!
I was seven years old at the time but I always kept her as MINE!
I KNOW YOU AS THE ARTISTIC “DOMINA LADY RAQUEL” – WHAT IS GOING ON?! HAS ANYTHING CHANGED SINCE YOU MOVED BACK? DO YOU OFFER SESSIONS LIKE YOU USED TO BEFORE THE TRIP TO FINLAND?!
Due to the change in law over three years ago in both Germany and Austria regarding professional Dominas having to register themselves through the mechanisms in place for prostitutes and “sex workers”, I have gone on to expand my reach instead as a Fetish Film star and Film producer. Serving as neither a sex worker, nor anyone you would ever want to fuck, I have remained steadfast in sculpting the most surreal backdrop to my future films and presentations that can be physically fathomed. Graduate of Vancouver Film School in 1998, I know my way around video editing wares when need be. Building up the Fantasy Furniture Showroom Bunker Lab HQ, known to you as PENTAGRAM.STUDIO – I continue to test new technology, lighting and our bespoke set design which is what serves as one of the primary distinctive traits to all of the future PSBL HQ productions and output.
Rather antisocial as it is after spending years based far North in between the burgeoning Finnish lakes and forests – The COVID-19 “Lockdown” Pandemic Apocalypse Crisis has been an inseparable piece of the growth and solidification of the basic PENTAGRAM.STUDIO mindset. As you may remember in January 2020, our first collection included what I named the “LOCKDOWN MASK ONE ” before “Lockdown” was a global phenomenon in the face of the yet unheard of contagion – we PSBL HQ members can only – at best – recoil in laughter at the reverent specter which guided my works this past year.
If you would like to arrange to serve me as a Sissy Maid, Chauffeur, Painslut, Barkeeper, Shopping Pig, Video Editor, Butler, Photographer or Online Servant – be aware – I expect references and introductory tribute if I do not know of you from my own circles or invitations.
My time was always precious and limited, and so it remains. Even more so these days. If you have no drive, passion or skill to help me further my own plans for the upcoming 2021 collection – better not waste my time begging for attention as my visions stand at the forefront of my mind. I recommend you dedicate yourself to total debauch and your own devices until our paths cross naturally than force your shopping list of scenarios I have no lust to fulfill myself.
SPEAKING OF SHOPPING DEAR PIGS – Here is the AMAZON WISHLIST for PENTAGRAM.STUDIO! Surprise me!
Never forget, slaves and Demons, the moniker RAQUEL DE GRIMSTONE occupied a special place in my recording career throughout the years 2002-2009 . After the initial dissolution and re-imaginings of these myriad aliases, your Lady may likely appear in upcoming Fetish excursions under the name of OUR LADY RAQUEL DE GRIMSTONE, or any other Moniker I choose to inhabit which seems suitable for any conceivable event – unholy and far reaching… as time goes forward….
AND YET WE SEE AND HEAR OF YOUR ART AND EXHIBITIONS UNDER THE GUISE OF “RACHAEL KOZAK/KOZAK-SALMI” …?
It does not take a genius to do just a bit of research if one wants to find my legal birth name – the last of guises known to you as HEAD MISTRESS of PENTAGRAM.STUDIO. From writing hit texts for some of BELPHEGOR´s most well known albums, to Austrian Art awards such as the ARS ELECTRONICA, to the latest and/or upcoming ATV expose – I have always been credited one way or another. Rather elated to admonish the division of labour, fantasy, and brutality compartmentalized into easy to digest divisions which served to pamper your limited perspectives – YOUR SUPREME GODDESS HECATE – DEVOTEE OF HEL – EVER BEWITCHING LADY RAQUEL DE GRIMSTONE – THE ONE AND ONLY RACHAEL KOZAK-SALMI welcomes you to double check your facts and figures here at the rather well kept (thanks to long time supporter Sarah Barker) Wikipedia page …..