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Wait, what did I just watch? The Stinking Dawn of Gelitin at O'Flaherty's

@ChelseaGallerista gets the cover of her book signed by Gelitin members Wolfgang Gantner and Ali Janka.  I've just sat through 90 minutes of simulated poop-wrestling, ass-painting, golden showering and anal laser-pointing loosely choreographed to a pounding, cacophonous "dada-thrash" soundtrack.  Fortunately, it was all on film, with no audience participation or plastic ponchos required ... yet.   I have just subjected myself to the US premier of "Stinking Dawn" (2019) , a pre-Covid film by Austrian cult art troupe Gelitin and conceptual artist Liam Gillick . The venue? The brand new east village location of  O'Flaherty's , an equally cultish gallery helmed by artist Jamian Juliano-Villani , the thrillingly plainspoken, chain-smoking painter of whatever the hell she wants (check out this  interview ). Recent shows by O'Flaherty's include sculptures by the late, great  Ashley Bicketron and Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton .  The screening wa