Last month, I broke the news that Survival Research Laboratories was restoring their first ever machine, the "De-Manufacturing Machine" (1979), for a group exhibition titled "Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981" that just opened at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Above is video of the machine in action at the show opening, co-starring a fantastic lineup of mechanically reanimated eels, chickens, and fish. Don't miss the behind-the-scenes footage of Mark Pauline's hotel room the previous night where the circuit bent contraptions were surgically fused with their new biological companions.
SRL at LA MOCA
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.