[ISEA2006] Artists Statement: Survival Research Labs – GHOSTLY SCENES of INFERNAL DESECRATION

Artists Statement

Location: Behind South Hall

Survival Research Labs (SRL) brings a newly conceived performance full of its legendary machines, flame-throwers, and bombastic sound to ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA2006 Symposium. Some things are purely mythic, like Survival Research Labs, which springs from the shell of abandoned buildings and monster robotic history. Humans are only present as audience or operators; in this show it’s all about the large scale. As described by founder Mark Pauline an SRL performance is comprised of “ritualistic interactions between machines, robots, and special effects devices.” Whatever else you call it, (and the title won’t be announced until just before the show); we call it big fun, exciting, and something you won’t want to miss. It’s monster machine, meets hovercraft, meets huge sculptural creatures, meets fire… see you there.   srl.org/shows/sanjose

  • Survival Research Laboratories is a performance art group founded by Mark Pauline in November 1978. Through early 2004, SRL has conducted 45 shows throughout the world.