(dedicated to Svejk, the good soldier and the zombie hunter Inspector Lohmann)
"Thivai" is a female pirate and "Abhor" is her cyborg lover. I combine the name in order to give expression to the recognition of female/male sides and the wondrous chaotic creativity their integrative realization can bring. Thivai Abhor is the revolution of the senses--freedom of expression, the mind virus that will eat the system from the inside out. Thivai Abhor is a catalyzing enteran that seeks to alter the corrupt system through pirated words and frenzied emotional responses. Thivai Abhor is neither gender, yet combines both genders becoming a new way of being, becoming, understanding and knowing. Thivai Abhor is the monstrous result of a system that eats its young.
Of course, these avatars are most famously realized (and introduced to me) as the main characters in Kathy Acker's novel "The Empire of the Senseless."
Kathy Acker Website
Books by Kathy Acker
Kathy Acker: Where Does She Get Off?
Kathy Acker: Black Tarantula
Literary Pirate: Kathy Acker
Kathy Acker: Welcome Back to Oblivion
Dalkey Archive Interveiw
Acker: Speed and Memory
Kathleen Wheeler Reads Kathy Acker