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Mr. Satan Head, 2007, nickel steel, stainless steel, ceramic wool and remote controller, 42 x 24 x 29 in.
Mr. Satan Head, 2007, nickel steel, stainless steel, ceramic wool and remote controller, 42 x 24 x 29 in.
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Running Machine, 1992, steel, aluminum, plastic, remote controller, gas-powered hydrostatic drive, 84 x 123 x 80 in.
Running Machine, 1992, steel, aluminum, plastic, remote controller, gas-powered hydrostatic drive, 84 x 123 x 80 in.
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Spine Robot, 2012-2014, steel, aluminum, plastic, Dyneema rope, remote control, electric and gas powered, 125 x 125 x 90 in. (detail).
Spine Robot, 2012-2014, steel, aluminum, plastic, Dyneema rope, remote control, electric and gas powered, 125 x 125 x 90 in. (detail).

Survival Research Laboratories

 

Founded in 1978 in Petaluma, CA

 

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April 18, 2018 –

Screening of Survival Research Laboratories Live at the Extreme Futurist Festival Los Angeles, California, December 22, 2012, The Ray Stark Family Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

 

January 6 - February 10, 2018 –

Inconsiderate Fantasies of Negative Acceleration: Characterized by Sacrifices of a Non-Consensual Nature, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY

 

July 15, 2017 –

2012 LA/XFF Show Video Screenings, Roxie Theater, San Franscico, CA

 

April 21, 2017

2012 LA/XFF Show Video Screenings, Skywalker Ranch, Marin County, CA

 

October 12, 2016 –

Budding Prospects Shoot, Boxshop, San Francisco, CA

 

April 8, 2016 –

SRL at Capital's Black Standard, presented by CAPITAL, Minnesota Street Project and Burke Avenue, San Francisco, CA

 

March 30, 2016 –

Mark Pauline at dorkbotSF, dorkbotSF, San Francisco, CA

 

July 10, 2015 –

Zero1 Fundraiser: Art Ignites Innovation, re-enactment of Karl Sims' Evolved Virtual Creatures with Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA

 

April 24, 2015 –

CyberPunk Panel at USC, panel with Mark Pauline, Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker Sr. on the Origins of Cyberpunk Culture, hosted by Scott Fisher, Ray Stark Family Theater, USC School of Cinematic Arts 108, Los Angeles, CA

 

February 21, 2015 –

Mark Pauline at NerdNite East Bay, lecture and demo of the first public run of the rebuilt Track Robot with Oculus Rift 3D Telepresence system, Chabot Planetarium, Oakland, CA

 

November 18, 2014 –

Mark Pauline and Ken Goldberg Talk at LACMA, LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building, Los Angeles, CA

 

November 15, 2014 –

SRL Brings the Flame Whistle at The LAB Fundraiser, renegade Flame Whistle Appearance in front of The Lab's 24-hour telethon to raise renovation funds, The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

 

November 5, 2013 –

SRL at AREA - The Exhibition, The Hole, New York, NY

 

March 7, 2013 –

SRL at Cal Academy's Robot Night, Robot NightLife, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

 

December 22, 2012 –

SRL at Extreme Futurist Festival 2012, near Vortex Immersion Dome, Los Angeles, CA

 

May 19, 2012 –

SRL at ArtPadSF 2012, ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA

 

May 3, 2012 –

Mark Pauline lecture and workshop in Quebec, Manif d'Art 6, Quebec, Canada

 

March 30, 2012 –

dorkbotSF Presentation: Mark Pauline presents: The Spine Robot Lives! along with Stelarc - Zombies and Cyborgs and Leo Villareal - The Bay Lights, GAFFTA, San Francisco, CA

 

September 30, 2011 –

Under the Big Black Sun: A Group Exhibition of California Art from 1974-1981, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

 

January 7, 2011 –

Mark Pauline Talk, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

 

October 30, 2010 –

An Explosion of Ungovernable Rage, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

 

July 24, 2010 –

SRL at the Rivertown Revival, Petaluma, CA

 

November 18, 2009 –

Mark Pauline at dorkbotSF #47, Tcho, San Francisco, CA

 

December 12, 2008 –

SRL 30 Years and Mark Pauline 55, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

July 19, 2008 –

Todd Blair Wall: Unveiled, Rhythmix Culture Works, Alameda, CA

 

December 1, 2007 –

Blue + Green Ball: A Benefit for Todd Blair, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

 

September 19 - 22, 2007 –

A Complete Mastery of Sinister Forces: Employed with Callous Disregard to Produce Catastrophic Changes in the Natural Order of Events, SRL at Robodock, NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

May 19-20, 2007 –

Maker Faire Machine Demo, San Mateo Fairgrounds, CA

 

August 11, 2006 –

GHOSTLY SCENES of INFERNAL DESECRATION: An SRL End of Days Production, in conjunction with ZeroOne/ISEA's Global Festival of Art on the Edge & the 13th International Symposium of Electronic Art, behind South Hall of the SJ Convention Center, San Jose, CA

 

21 January 2006 –

Fringe Exhibitions presents an inaugural exhibition and mini-show featuring the Sneaky Soldiers: The Fish Boy's Dream, Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

 

September 10, 2005 –

RE/Search Party for JG Ballard CONVERSATIONS, panel with Mark Pauline (SRL) and Graeme Revell (SPK) moderated by V.Vale, dynamic art installation, Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco, CA

 

April 2, 2005 –

LA ♥SRL, Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles, CA

 

February 24, 2005 –

RE/Search Party for JG Ballard QUOTES, Mark Pauline and crew reading, City Lights Bookstore, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

 

April 9, 2004 –

25 Year Anniversary, The Lab, 16th & Mission, San Francisco, CA

 

December 6, 2003 –

RE/Search Pranks! Festival, The Lab, 16th & Mission, San Francisco, CA

 

November 12, 2003 –

Berkeley Art Museum Show, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

 

March 25, 2003 –

Benefit for Tim North, SOMARTS, San Francisco, CA

 

January 16, 2003 –

Epicenter Book Signing and Lecture, SFMOMA Museum Store, San Francisco, CA

 

July 21, 2002 –

Tentacle Sessions 35: The Women of SRL, Spanganga 19th St @ Mission, San Francisco, CA

 

July 6, 2002 –

Post Gallery Show, Los Angeles, CA

 

June 18, 2002 –

Webbys 2002, performance at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

 

March 23, 2002 –

Pulse Jet Demo, Benefit at Pier 33, San Francisco, CA

 

March 13, 2002 –

ZeroOne: The Art of Extreme Robotics, Sony Campus, San Jose, CA

 

February 24, 2002 –

Rhizome: The Art of Extreme Robotics, Rocco's Café, Hollywood, CA

January 19, 2002 –

The Amy Show, SOMARTS, 934 Brannan @ 8th, San Francisco, CA

 

December 15, 2001 –

Berkeley Show, The Shipyard, Berkeley, CA

 

September 8, 2001 –

Machines of Mayhem, Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA

 

July 14, 2001 –

Teslathon, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, CA

 

June 8, 2001 –

Lockjaw Fest: Pitching Machine Run, Ace Auto Dismantlers, San Francisco, CA

 

2001 –

Hovercraft Debut Run, Eviction Defense Benefit, Oakland, CA

 

November 4, 2000 –

SRL Thoughtfully Regards: The Arbitrary Calculation of Pathological Amusement, David Therrien/Xero sponsored premiere, CheMLAB, Phoenix, AZ

 

December 23, 1999 –

SRL Thoughtfully Regards: The Arbitrary Calculation of Pathological Amusements, NTT-ICC sponsored event, Tokyo, Japan

 

March 1999 –

BLF Event: Mark Pauline Early Billboard Modification Work on display at the Lab, San Francisco, CA

 

February 27, 1999 –

Crime Wave, video premiere at Cell, Cell, San Francisco, CA

 

January 29 - March 22, 1999 –

SRL Videos at ICC Japan

 

June 25, 1998 –

What Is Real, San Francisco, CA

 

March 15, 1998 –

Premiere of Robots Rising, a 2-hour documentary with a segment on SRL, aired on the Discovery Channel

 

November 1997 –

Sci-Fi Channel Shoot (Bioperfection: Building a New Human Race), SRL Yard, San Francisco, CA

 

October 18, 1997 –

Further Explorations in Lethal Experimentation, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany and SRL, San Francisco, CA

 

July 1997 –

Increasing the Latent Period in a System of Remote Destructibility, ICC Tokyo, Japan and SRL, San Francisco, CA

 

March 28, 1997 –

The Unexpected Destruction of Elaborately Engineered Artifacts: A Misguided Adventure in Risk Eradication, Happening Without Known Cause, in Connection with Events that are Not Necessarily Related, Longhorn Speedway, Austin, TX

 

October 31, 1996 –

SRL Halloween Trick, San Francisco, CA

 

January 27, 1996 –

A Million Inconsiderate Experiments, Phoenix, AZ

 

January 9, 1996 –

Funhouse Installation, San Francisco, CA

 

November 26, 1995 –

Crime Wave Show, San Francisco, CA

 

May 28, 1994 –

A Calculated Forecast of Ultimate Doom: Sickening Episodes of Widespread Devastation Accompanied by Sensations of Pleasurable Excitement, San Francisco, CA

 

October 24, 1992 –

The Deliberate Evolution of a War Zone: A Parable of Spontaneous Structural Disintegration, Graz, Austria

 

August 28, 1992 –

AN INFESTATION OF PECULIAR IRREGULARITIES: TAKING PLACE IN A DISINTEGRATING LANDSCAPE, MARKED BY UNRESOLVED ENTANGLEMENTS, Aurrillac, France

 

April 4, 1992 –

SF MUSEUM OF MODERN ART GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY, SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA

 

January 26, 1991 –

THE CARELESS ABUSE OF PREMEDITATED UNCERTAINTY: AN INITIATION INTO THE DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES OF MANIPULATING SUDDEN AND SEEMINGLY UNFORESEEN EVENTS, Plaza Des Cascades, Barcelona, Spain

 

October 1990 –

Art Park show aborted, Art Park Judgement

 

June 23, 1990 –

A CARNIVAL OF MISPLACED DEVOTION: CALCULATED TO AROUSE RESENTMENT FOR THE PRINCIPLES OF ORDER, Union Pacific Lot at Royal Brougham Street, Seattle, WA

 

June 11 - August 19, 1989 –

Computer-controlled installation at ARTSPACE, San Francisco, CA

 

May 28, 1989 –

ILLUSIONS OF SHAMELESS ABUNDANCE: DEGENERATING INTO AN UNINTERRUPTED SEQUENCE OF HOSTILE ENCOUNTERS, Lot, 4th and Perry Street, San Francisco, CA

 

March 30 - April 1, 1989 –

THE WILL TO PROVOKE: AN ACCOUNT OF FANTASTIC SCHEMES FOR INITIATING SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT, premiere of SRL European Tour Video, ROXIE CINEMA, San Francisco, CA

 

February 17-19, 1989 –

REMOVING INVISIBLE BARRIERS, a collaboration with Art Institute Class, ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

January 3, 1989 –

Performance on studio stage for ABC's Incredible Sunday, Kane Productions, Los Angeles, CA

 

July 30, 1988 –

AN ORIGINAL MACHINE PERFORMANCE TAILORED ESPECIALLY FOR THE CITY OF COPENHAGEN, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

July 17, 1988 –

A PLAN FOR SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT: BASED ON ACHIEVING COMPLETE FREEDOM FROM THE RESTRAINTS OF CIVILIZATION, performance in connection with Mickery Theater, N.L. Centrum, and the Summerfestival, MEERVARRT THEATRE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

June 31, 1988 –

A PLAN FOR SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT: BASED ON ACHIEVING COMPLETE FREEDOM FROM THE RESTRAINTS OF CIVILIZATION, performance in connection with Mickery Theater, N.L. Centrum, and the Summerfestival, MEERVARRT THEATRE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

May 17, 1988 –

MISFORTUNES OF DESIRE: ACTED OUT AT AN IMAGINARY LOCATION SYMBOLIZING EVERYTHING WORTH HAVING, performance in connection with the KITCHEN, CREATIVE TIME, THE NEW MUSEUM, Shea Stadium, Queens, NY

 

February 26, 1988 –

A BITTER MESSAGE OF HOPELESS GRIEF, video premiere at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) with flame demo, Los Angeles, CA

 

July 24,1987 –

Performance staged as the special event for Stanford's 1987 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

 

Jan. 30, 1987 –

DELUSIONS OF EXPEDIENCY: HOW TO AVOID RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOCIAL DISINTEGRATION BY ACTING WITHOUT PRINCIPLE UNDER THE PRETENSES OF UTILITY, Yellow Cab Parking Lot, Townsend and 8th Street, San Francisco, CA

 

February 6, 1987 –

VIRTUES OF NEGATIVE FASCINATION, premiere showing of SRL videotape, KITCHEN, New York, NY

 

May 26, 1986 –

FAILURE TO DISCRIMINATE: DETERMINING THE DEGREE TO WHICH ATTRACTIVE DELUSIONS CAN OPERATE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONFIRMATION BY EVIDENCE, presented by COCA WA CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART, Transit Authority Lot, 4th Street, Seattle, WA

 

1986 –

DV8 Show, San Francisco, CA

October 6, 1985 –

DELIBERATELY FALSE STATEMENTS: A COMBINATION OF TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS GUARANTEED TO EXPOSE SHREWD MANIPULATIONS OF FACT, staged in connection with NEW LANGTON ARTS, SF Transit Authority Lot, San Francisco, CA

 

Aug. 11, 1985 –

EXTREMELY CRUEL PRACTICES: A SERIES OF EVENTS DESIGNED TO INSTRUCT THOSE INTERESTED IN POLICIES THAT CORRECT OR PUNISH, staged at LACE, LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS, 330 Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

 

May 5 - 26, 1985 –

Performance and ongoing mechanized installation staged as part of the ART THEME EXHIBITION, AREA NIGHTCLUB, New York, NY

 

April 14, 1985 –

A SCENIC HARVEST FROM THE KINGDOM OF PAIN, video premiere at VIDEO FREE AMERICA, 442 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA

 

October 28, 1984 –

Performance staged as a part of the book release party for RE/SEARCH #8/9: J.G. BALLARD ISSUE, Pier 3, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

 

September 28 - October 28, 1984 –

Second exhibition of S.F. SCIENCE FICTION SHOW, CLOCKTOWER, New York, NY

 

June 27, 1984 –

AN EPIDEMIC OF FEAR: THE RELIEF OF MASS HYSTERIA THROUGH EXPRESSIONS OF SENSELESS JUNGLE HATE, staged in connection with the SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY, F.T. Mason, Pier 3, San Francisco, CA

 

March 5, 1984 –

ON BROADWAY THEATRE, San Francisco, CA

 

March 1, 1984 –

Bomb, fire, multi-barrel shotgun, and desert junk performance, Mojave Desert, CA

 

Sept, 18, 1983 –

SRL VIEWS WITH REGRET: THE UNRESTRAINED USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE, produced by 80 LANGDON ST., Potrero Hill Middle School recreation area, San Francisco, CA

 

March 12, 1983 –

SEVEN MACHINE PERFORMANCES, premiere of SRL videotape at SQUIDS GALLERY with Gary Euell robot demo, McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA

 

November 13, 1982 –

A CRUEL AND RELENTLESS PLOT TO PERVERT THE FLESH OF BEASTS TO UNHOLY USES, staged in connection with the NATIONAL OFFENSE SHOW, Greyhound Bus Lot, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

 

Oct. 30, 1981 –

A FIERY PRESENTATION OF DANGEROUS AND DISTURBING STUNT PHENOMENA, in connection with the 1981 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, 950 Colombus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

 

September 6, 1981 –

AN UNFORTUNATE SPECTACLE OF VIOLENT SELF-DESTRUCTION, Metro Park, San Francisco, CA

 

June 26, 1981 –

LIVE TELEVISION COVERAGE OF A SHORT EXCURSION INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT OF EVERLASTING FIRE, the Cadillac Lot, 1115 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

 

June 6, 1981 –

Night of the Succubus, with Monte Cazzaza and Factrix, Ed Mock Dance Studio, San Francisco, CA

 

April 5, 1981 –

MYSTERIES OF THE REACTIONARY MIND, FT. Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

 

December 3, 1980 –

TERRIFYING SCENES FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS OF TOMORROW, Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

 

August 9, 1980 –

EUREKA THEATRE, San Francisco, CA

 

June 7, 1980 –

AN EXHIBITION OF PERFORMANCE MACHINERY GUARANTEED TO FULFILL YOUR MOST FAR-OUT ENTERTAINMENT FANTASIES, Cabrillo Elementary School, San Francisco, CA

 

April 30, 1980 –

THEATRE ARTAUD, San Francisco, CA

 

February 9, 1980 –

USELESS MECHANICAL ACTIVITY, PALACE OF FINE ARTS ROTUNDA, San Francisco, CA

 

March 11, 1979 –

ASSURED DESTRUCTIVE CAPABILITY, Union Square, San Francisco, CA

 

September 21, 1979 –

NOISE, performance in San Francisco at Golden Gate Bandshell. San Francisco, CA

 

May 20, 1979 –

FOOD FOR MACHINES, United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA

 

Februrary 1979 –

MACHINE SEX, performance in San Francisco at the Chevron Station, Colombus and Green Streets, San Francisco, CA

 

November 1978 –

First SRL ad in Boulevards Magazine

 

April 1978 –

PUNK ART SHOW, with the "MEAN MADONNA" mixed media assembly, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA