Friend often ask me to let them know of good reasons to come and visit San Francisco. Well, here's one -- an upcoming show of Survival Research Laboratories. Just short of ten years ago it was enough to get me to fly out here, so I figure I'll pass on the favor:
Survival Research Labs
Mark Pauline, Artistic Director
Day: Friday, August 11, 2006
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Location: Behind South Hall
Ticket Price: $25
Special Notes: Very Big, Very Loud, Very Exciting
Some things are purely mythic like Survival Research Labs, which springs from the shell of abandoned buildings, monster robotic history, and fire. An interdisciplinary mash-up like no other, SRL, brings a newly conceived performance to ZeroOne San Jose full of its legendary machines, flame-throwers, and bombastic sound. Humans are only present as audience or operators; in this show its all about the machines. 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 wont be announced until just before the show), we call it big fun, exciting, and something you wont want to miss. This one is definitely for more than the brainiac crowd its monster machine, meets hovercraft, meets huge sculptural creatures, meets fire. See you there.