Mark Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs (SRL), has reported that the group has been banned from performing in San Francisco, California by the San Francisco Fire Department. SRL, known for their full-scale robotic and machine shows, were to be participating in I am Crime: Art on the Edge of the Law, a December 2011 outdoor group exhibition at SOMarts. After the ban went into effect, the show had to be cancelled. Read the entire story over at the SRL blog.
The city of SF approved the street closure, but the SFFD, citing an SRL show from 1989, Illusions of Shameless Abundance stated that SRL would no longer be allowed to perform in San Francisco.
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