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from "Apt. 409"
"Apartment 409" ("She's no neophyste when it comes to
smearing the boundaries between artisitc intensity and what some might call
abnormal behavior" John Payne, LA Weekly) is a three hour solo extravaganza
which includes fifteen minutes of original 16mm films and a set (which is
a giant sculpture) constructed of steel and wood with wallls that move and
talk and a bed which raises from the floor to the ceiling. The piece has
been compared to German Expressionist films with the first half being done
in make-up which make all the characters looks as though they've been burned
in a fire. It is based around a true story and history of an apartment in
the sleazy part of Hollywood in a building called the Nirvana. It deals
with the issues of drug addiction, mental illness and juxtaposes these with
the Hollywood dram and the search for happiness.