Survival Research Laboratories

Virtues of Negative Fascination (1985-86)
A Plan for Social Improvement (1988)
A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief (1988)
Ten Years of Robotic Mayhem directed by Jon Reiss (1988)

Survival Research Laboratories was conceived of and founded by Mark Pauline in November 1978. Since its inception SRL has operated as 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. Since 1979, SRL has staged over 45 mechanized presentations in the United States and Europe. Each performance consists of a unique set of ritualized interactions between machines, robots, and special effects devices, employed in developing themes of socio-political satire. Humans are present only as audience or operators.

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