I went to the SRL Show, “GHOSTLY SCENES of INFERNAL DESECRATION” last night. Photos will be forthcoming. I think I only took short video clips…. photos just didn’t do it justice at all. The deafening sounds (literally… my earplugs weren’t NEARLY enough), blasts of heat and soot and smoke…
It was weird, awsome, frightening… avante garde technological pornography
“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”
Survival Research Laboratories was conceived of and founded by Mark Pauline in November 1978. Since its inception SRL has operated as an organization of creative technicians dedicated to re-directing the techniques, tools, and tenets of industry, science, and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product or warfare. Since 1979, SRL has staged over 45 mechanized presentations in the United States and Europe. Each performance consists of a unique set of ritualized interactions between machines, robots, and special effects devices, employed in developing themes of socio-political satire. Humans are present only as audience or operators.