Long before there was Burning Man, there was Survival Research Laboratories, the legendary San Francisco-based performance art group founded by Mark Pauline in 1978.
SRL, whose tagline is the not-exaggerated "Producing the most dangerous shows on Earth," stages mechanical spectacles of sociopolitical satire in which high-tech weapons and robots menace each other amid noise, flames, and much destruction. The group calls itself an "organization of creative technicians dedicated to re-directing the techniques, tools, and tenets of industry, science, and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product or warfare."
Artist and SRL director Mark Pauline will give a talk for the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium Series on "Exploiting the Momentum of Self Righteousness." The talk is free but space is limited, so arrive early to ensure a seat.
Campus map showing Kroeber Hall:
Added by disrupsean on January 25, 2006