"Speed Freaks at the Symphony" was a group exhibition curated by Dayton Castleman and Alix Vollum, held in a 4th-floor garment factory unit in Los Angeles' market district.
"Speed Freaks at the Symphony" was a group exhibition curated by Dayton Castleman and Alix Vollum, held in a 4th-floor garment factory unit in Los Angeles' market district.




Alix Vollum and Dayton Castleman
"Champagne Celebration, Interrupted"
Dimensions variable
assorted objects, banquet table
2016







Mike Francis
"Brick Sofa"
24 x 32 in.
inkjet print
2016



Well one day me and a friend decided to try huffing spray paint. We've been occasionally doing this now for about a month. Just the other day I was sitting in my room huffing some engine paint. Then the next thing I know I wake up like a had just blacked out. And I was just sitting there. I didn't even realize that it had happened until about half an hour later. Then I remembered that I had like a dream while I was sitting there. But it was really hard to remember the dream. So I thought about it all day. Then things started coming together. I remembered being out in the woods somewhere. It was dark and I was just walking along this little trail. Everything was really cloudy.











Then I remembered something about me using a wal mart bag to huff out of. And when I would get done I would lay the bag by a tree like it was a symbol that I had used that bag. It just made me feel good that I put the bag there. I have no idea why. So I was trying to explain this dream like experience to my friend. He just thought I was crazy. But I kept trying to explain it to him and I just couldn't say the right thing. Then out of no where he says wal mart bags are better. And I was like what did you just say.







Bela Shayevich
"a mysterious watcher in blue"
25½ x 36 in.
graphite and color pencil on paper
2015





allie seekely
"Bedroom 1"
15¾ x 19¾ in.
inkjet print
2015







Tyler Lee Childress
"Dark Twat"
7½ x 9½ in.
collage on paper
2016



That was it. I started going nuts. I kept asking him how he knew that cause when he said it, I finally realized that thats what the dream was about. Something to do with wal mart bags being the best. It was like I was standing up for wal mart bags in my dream. Finally he just admitted that he had no clue what I was talking about and that he just said what he thought I was explaining to him. Well my other friend that I huff with, has been acting weird when he does it. He said that he's been kinda having the same type of dream out in the woods, but not with the wal mart bags. But he said its too weird to explain.









allie seekely
"Bedroom 7"
15¾ x 19¾ in.
inkjet print
2015









Elliott Cost
"C.1"
Dimensions variable
aluminum, paper, rosemary, water
2016





Elliott Cost
"Camphor cut"
Dimensions variable
paper, balsam fir, sage, hardboard, aluminum
2016







Elliott Cost
"C.lv9em4"
Dimensions variable
steel, wire, balsam fir
2016





Santiago Leyba
"What did I just take?"
Dimensions variable
looped audio, charcoal on paper, photo frame, spraypaint, ink, MDO, latex paint
2016















Tyler Lee Childress
"Flash Sheet 1"
11 x 14 in.
ink on paper
2015



So the entire weekend I've been trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Well one night me and my friend were just sitting there talking and the sound that I heard in my dream popped into my head so I made the sound to my friend and he said, that just sounds like a chainsaw. So I was like ok and left it at that. Then I started to remember that thi



Tyler Lee Childress
"Flash Sheet 2"
11 x 14 in.
ink on paper
2015















s was the second time that I had this exact same dream. So I started thinking well maybe somebody else knows what the hell I'm talking about. So I get online and looked at a couple of experiences of inhalants. The very first one I read some guy was huffing gas and he basically had the exact same dream I had. He was out in the woods and he could hear a chainsaw. I couldn't believe it. Maybe I'm not crazy I thought. I don't tell a lot of people about this because they would think I was nuts. But you would just have to do it to understand how I feel about this. Its almost like it has changed my life. Its like another world that I go to. Its like I have friends there. Actually, the only reason I huff anymore is to try to go back to that world.



Bela Shayevich
"Guffudrik"
35½ x 51 in.
graphite and color pencil on paper
2015













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