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In 1970 an artist sanctuary-of-sorts hidden under Hollywood's oldest gym to the stars closed its doors for good. After forty-five years and a set of fortunate meta-circumstances, DVNTV producers John Ledbetter and April Day are ushered in through a steel door and down a rickety set of wooden stairs into the primordial studio/fuckpad, abandoned like a counterculture village left to peel in the damp basement air. It is exactly here, from this subterranean sculpting studio, from this Beverly Boulevard lair that the soon-to-be hippie king, Vito Paulekas, would operate his Center for Freaks, spewing a healthy supply of painted-up dancers and sculptors out onto the Sunset strip to thrash their smelly food-sacks right into high-culture hotbeds like Canter's Deli and The Troubadour for a little late nite dance-a-thon/love romp. 

Produced in association with DVNTV as part of REEK's group exhibition, REFINE THE SHAPE: Admissions From The Chaos Theatre.

Contact John Ledbetter @ editor at reeks dot co for exhibition inquiries.

2017  |  USA  |  33 MIN LOOP


JOHN LEDBETTER + JOHN GRUBER + APRIL DAY + CHONCEY LANGFORD 

THROW ME LIKE CLAY BY JOHN LEDBETTER + JOHN GRUBER

PART   OF   THE   MOUNT DIGITAL   FAMILY    +      REEK      +      fREEK BOUTIQUE

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