Mark De Viate
Mark is renowned for teaching and performing advanced Japanese rope bondage. His performance style combines his intense sensuality, undeniable dominance and innate skill. Each performance is a creation of dynamic Japanese rope bondage and SM imagery.
In 2006 Mark travelled to Japan to tie with his friend Osada Steve. This friendship with Steve has had a strong influence on his bondage style, which follows in the Akechi Denki lineage. Mark has always believed in the importance of spending time with people of interest for inspiration. He has tied many times with his friend Hajime Kinoko, after accepting an invitation to perform at the inaugural Toubaku in 2011. Most recently Mark and Nawashi Kanna have shared quality time together exploring rope forms, to further embed the Akechi Denki traditions in Mark's rope style. Mark has also spent time tying with Yukimura Haruki and both have similar beliefs regarding erotic rope energy.
But it’s not all about the rope! Mark also has a wide range of skills in many other BDSM subjects such as; instruction on singletails, insertable hook suspension, forced orgasms, and polyamory to name a few.
When did it all begin? In 2001 Mark established his kink family DV8House, along with his slave Aleni, and together they began a series of skill shares and monthly house parties that were to continue throughout the next 5 years.
Throughout his life Mark’s personal MO has been to be the best he can be. That philosophy applied to his approach to BDSM set him on the path of education and performance. Seeing the limited opportunities for education in Australia at that time, Mark began sponsoring international kink educators to visit Australia beginning with Midori’s inaugural tour in March 2005. These early ventures helped to establish Australia as a travel destination for many educators and performers.
Later in 2005, Mark was invited to teach at the inaugural Austin Ropecraft Symposium in the US. This lead to an invitation to present at Shibaricon III (the following year), and became the basis of an annual USA tour for the DV8House family. This annual trip allowed for the opportunity to present classes in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Mark currently resides at DV8House, Sydney with his two girls Aleni and Lani.