The life class is static but shibari (Japanese rope bondage) has movement and a dynamic between two people. Here I am being interviewed for Darren McMullen’s Outsiders on National Geographic TV.

Clover gives a pep-talk for beginners about health and safety. Think about your rigor, she says. As in mortis? Or rigour of the pursuit? No, it's rigger - the person tying you. Take up references. Mention any health problems. Especially neurological ones. Don't skip breakfast. Communicate. Carry safety shears.

Gorgone says ropes are her oxygen. They shape the shapeless. She feels like a golem, the formless creature of clay, given shape when the Hebrew word emet (truth) is written on her forehead.

"I was nothing and your eyes saw me," says Gorgone.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. – Psalm 139, verse 16

I blog about shibari here.