The year was 1986. The club was Area. It was located down in Tribeca, when it was the neighborhood, before the larges-scale conversion of the empty industrial spaces into the most exclusive addresses downtown. Back in the mid-80s, Area epitomized all that was exciting and innovative about the New York art scene, providing a space for performance art and installations. It was a place where art was a way of life, and its denizens practiced this, so much so that many of them became works of art themselves.
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