Survival Research Laboratories in Los Angeles, December 22

Pioneering machine performance group Survival Research Laboratories are holding a rare full-scale performance in Los Angeles on December 22. If you're not familiar with SRL, the video above gives a short, sharp taste of their 34 years of robotic mayhem and black comedy. "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." Survival Research Laboratories

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6 Responses to “Survival Research Laboratories in Los Angeles, December 22”

  1. mack says:

    Their ’05 show in Los Angeles completely flabbergasted me. It kills me that I’ll have to miss this one. SO MUCH LOUD. 

  2. Andrew Singleton says:

    I’ve had nightmares that went like this….

  3. Frank W says:

    It won’t be the end of the world… but damn near like it!

  4. Luke McGuff says:

    1:42 to 2:02 is from a Seattle show they did in the early 90s. I was there!

  5. This performance is part of the Extreme Futurist Festival http://extremefuturistfestival.com/ please credit the festival in the text if you can, i know the organizers went to a hell of a lot of trouble to book these guys and the rest of the festival is a must-see for happy mutants.

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