REFINE THE SHAPE: Admissions From The Chaos Theatre is an abstract exhibition that centers on Los Angeles’ counterculture and fringe art-scene-guru, Vito Paulekas. Curated by John Ledbetter and presented in association with DVNTV.
It’s All True (text) by John Ledbetter
WHO IS VITO PAULEKAS?
WHAT ARE THE FREAKS?
What follows are a few videos highlighting what began as the 1960’s Freak fringe societies before being infiltrated by intelligence agencies, diluted of their social impact and finally reduced to the silly-frilly, trippy-hippie LSD bathed counterculturists that basic cable history stations love playing into the ground.
VITO & SZOU PAULEKAS ON WHICKERS WORLD | Alan Whicker, 1966
MONDO BIZARRO: VITO PAULEKAS | Lee Frost, 1966
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT | Barry Feinstein, 1968
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