Amodali is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and magical practitioner from the North of England. Since the 1980’s, these activities and disciplines have been applied to investigating the metaphysics, phenomenology and practice of female sex-magic. Her work is primarily concerned with exploring the magic of Babalon, using extended vocal methods, sexual trance states and embodiment techniques within female orientated magical spaces. Her praxis has been widely showcased since the 1990’s as part of a series of live ritual performances with the ‘Mother Destruction’ project and more recently in solo presentations across Europe and the U.S.A.
Early musical output in the post-punk, experimental-electronic, underground music scene includes an album featuring her vocals and keyboards on Factory records with the ‘Royal Family and the Poor’ (FACT140). Following this collaboration, Amodali became fascinated with the magical aspects of voice and the esoteric role of the chantress and has developed a unique set of extended vocal techniques as part of her work with the 156 current. She is most often associated with ‘Mother Destruction’, a ten-year ritual music/ performance project created with Patrick Leagas of 6 Comm. Mother Destruction recorded a large catalogue of musical works and toured extensively throughout Europe between 1990-2000.
After the Mother Destruction project came to an end, Amodali continued developing a practice which integrates voice, movement and trance states within performance spaces as a means to create immersive experiences of the 156 current. She has performed in Europe and U.S. as a solo artist.
Since 2000, Amodali has also established a presence as an artist and writer. A graduate of the Liverpool School of Art, her erotically charged, complex collages of the subtle anatomy of the female magical body have been exhibited in London, Seattle and Dublin in recent years.
Amodali’s writings have been published in various book publications such as Schillerndes Dunkel: Geschichte, Entwicklung und Themen der Gothic-Szene, ‘Spirit Builders’: A free Illuminist Approach to the Antient and primitive Rite of Memphis Misraim, and an essay was featured in the Three Hand Press Anthology, ‘A Rose veiled in Black’– Arcana and Art of Our Lady Babalon.
Many additional side-projects include, soundtrack material written and recorded for ‘Claire Obscure’, a film by Madmoiselle L/Limonadeart which was screened at international short film festivals in France, Canada, Singapore and the U.S
Amodali lectures on subjects relating to the magic of Babalon, and has given talks on the magical, phenomenological aspects of the 156 current at the ‘Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness’ lecture series at the October Gallery, London. 2013 and at the EBC 2014. An extensive synthesis of her magical practice, THE MARKS OF TETH, is due to be published by THREE HANDS PRESS in 2017.
Amodali will be resuming live musical performances as a solo artist in 2018.