Survival Research Laboratories benefit for Todd Blair on July 20

Amy Critchett and the Survival Research Laboratories crew (a legendary group of machine artists) tell Boing Boing:

SRL crew member Todd Blair [above, in earlier times] suffered a severe brain injury while striking the set of a
Survival Research Laboratories show last September in
Amsterdam. While liability insurance is being disputed we are
doing all we can can to support Todd and his wife through his

WHAT: 25 gears, each sponsored by an artist or an organization, each made
into its own unique piece of art, will be assembled to create a
kinetic sculpture at The Wall: Unveiled

Gear Makers include: Mark Pauline/SRL, Kal Spelletich, The
Flaming Lotus Girls, Laurel True/True Mosiacs, The Shipyard,
ZeroOne Festival, Jon Sarriguarte/Form and Reform, RE:Search
Publications, Fringe Exhibitions and more

The Wall: Unveiled will include art, performance, food, family
crafts and fun. $5 to $500 minimum donation at the door. All
donations are tax deductable. All ages welcome.

The Wall: Unveiled, Sunday, July 20, 2008, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave Alameda, CA 94501.

Details at

Image above, Todd at the SRL Robodock show in Amsterdam, before the accident. Below, the gear created by artist Jon Sarriugarte for the Todd Blair benefit Gear Wall. Images via SRL and Mr. Blair's support website.

Previously on Boing Boing:

  • SRL crew member injured in post-show accident
  • SRL: update on injured crew member
  • San Francisco: benefit for SRL's Todd Blair on Saturday
  • Wednesday: Dorkbot-San Francisco Todd Blair benefit