A full-scale Survival Research Labs show is scheduled to take place on August 11th in San Jose as part of ZeroOne San Jose & International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2006) conference which runs August 7th through 13th. Tickets are now available for the show (the capacity is 2000) and funds raised from the show will help with the massive relocation of the SRL Shop. Check out Violet Blue’s blog for her post on the show.
For more info and updates on the show, please visit the Survival Research Labs website.
From the ZeroOne San Jose website:
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 itâ€™s all about the machines. As described by founder Mark Pauline, an SRL performance is comprised of â€œritualistic interactions between machines, robots, and special effects devices.” Whatever else you call it, (and the title wonâ€™t be announced until just before the show), we call it big fun, exciting, and something you wonâ€™t want to miss. This one is definitely for more than the brainiac crowd â€“ itâ€™s monster machine, meets hovercraft, meets huge sculptural creatures, meets fire.