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Photos: Inside Downtown's Immersive, Floor-To-Ceiling Cake Maze
We were able to get a peek inside Break Bread, a floor-to-ceiling, immersive 'cake maze' that just popped up at downtown Los Angeles' Think Tank Gallery.
Break Bread is a 9,000 square foot art installation, where one can meander through cake chambers, mirror mazes and galleries. The work comes from artists Scott Hove, who built the cakes, and Baker's Son, who created a series of realistic watercolors—both darkly political and nostalgic—that hang inside. While the cake maze could be seen as cutesy or whimsical, many parts have a more sinister undertone to them; you might find switchblades and teeth in the charming sculptures. Meanwhile, a perfect selfie spot—a long mirror surrounded by delicate pink flowers—reads "I'd f*ck me." You know, that thing Silence of the Lambs serial killer Buffalo Bill says to himself in his own mirror as he sways to "Goodbye Horses."
A rainy room (Photo by Perhansa Skallerup/LAist)
Guests will also find a trippy rain room and fire room. The element in question is displayed on an LED screen, while mirrors give the illusion of infinity.
In addition to the art, Break Bread also contains a pop-up Stumptown coffee shop and a lounge themed for Humanity, Cirque Du Soleil's seductive show.
Wandering around the maze is free and open to the public during the day, though reservations are recommended. However, Break Bread will also feature ticketed special events including comedy shows, immersive theatre acts, pop-dinners, speakeasies, brunches and live music. Make reservations here and check out the special events here.
Think Tank Gallery is located at 939 Maple Ave. in downtown Los Angeles. Break Bread is up and running through March 13.
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