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When British artist John Walter walked into a sex club a few years ago, he was surprised by the connection he made with people there. In this place where people pay money to walk around naked in search of companionship or to have sex with people they have never met before, he realized that there was a special power in it. It had the potential to entice and entertain, making it the perfect basis for his project "Alien Sex Club." Walter is firstly a painter, drawing references from high and low culture, which he then applies to his environment in wild and engaging installations. Humor, camp, as well as hospitality, are central to his ability to engage viewers in the themes that he wants to discuss. In "Alien Sex Club", that subject is one of his most taboo- HIV among gay men.

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