THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
The Aesthetics of Tomorrow
The Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave
6 PM Reception / 6:30 PM Dialogue
RSVP / Invite Your Friends
Culture Lab uses their visionary abilities to imagine, design, and create a better world. Historically, art has been defined by its allegiance to and rebellion from classical ideals of beauty, often in pursuit of mythology, structure, and pleasure. As we navigate an era where virtual reality challenges our concepts of authenticity, artificial intelligence calls into question what it means to be human, political and ecological systems place the body in a state of crisis, and the disavowal of science continues–we have to ask: how is technology shaping the future and what is the role of beauty in those processes?
Whether an inventor of kinetic sculpture inspired by science fiction; an anthropologist crowdsourcing images to examine the origins of a national tragedy, or an artist confronting assumptions of identity through the “biopolitics of the senses”, The Aesthetics of Tomorrow, features artists and theorists working on the cusp of technological innovation.
Talks are W4:30-5:45 before a live audience in the Gates Computer Science Building on the Stanford Campus. Talks are captured on video, web-cast live, and published to YouTube a day or so following presentation.
Mark will demo some skeleton tracking software to be used with a new robot arm being built and show the latest video as well as a replay of a SRL show in front of the Dean’s office from 1987! More info here
LA friends dont miss the screening of movie of the last show in LA – SRL @ XFF from December 2012!
Screening followed by Q&A with SRL Founder, Mark Pauline and filmmaker, Steve Bage
Wednesday April 18, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free admission. Open to the Public. RSVPs required.
Next SRL event Inconsiderate Fantasies of Negative Acceleration: Characterized by Sacrifices of a Non-Consensual Nature will be in NY – stay tuned here or at the Marlborough Contemporary website for more details, in the meantime, here are some pix and videop clips from prep going on at SRL HQ:
Installing the remote controlled braking system for the Pitching Machine. This allows the tires to spin down from 200mph much faster. Takes about 2 minutes to stop without brakes. Were hoping maybe 3 sec with the brakes.
Video clip of Karen Marcelo setting up the Fanuc with Mark Pauline and Christopher Brooks:
We’ll be constantly uploading additional pre-event prep images here from now through gallery opening date. Photos are from Mark Pauline, Steve Bage, Kimric Smythe, and Karen Marcelo.
After 4 years of wrangling footage from 19 cameras, Steve Bage’s documentary of the SRL XFF show in LA from Dec 2012 was screened privately for SRL crew at the Skywalker Ranch in Marin County on April 21 2017. A public premiere followed at the Roxie Theater in SF in July 15 2017 along with a popup SRL show featuring the Spine Robot menacing some moving props on Mark Pauline’s flatbed truck outside the theater and then again later on at the Secret Alley after party.
Submissions to film festivals and further screenings are pending.
Pictures from Karen Marcelo, Marla Aufmuth, and Eddie Codel here
Here is the trailer to the movie edited by Steve Bage:
Q+A at the Roxie with Mark Pauline and Steve Bage:
Aerial shot of Spine Robot shenanigans from Eddie Codel outside the Secret Alley after-party
Oct 12 2016 last week, SRL played themselves for the filming of a pilot for the new Terry Zwigoff TV series Budding Prospects based on TC Boyle’s novel for Amazon. Shooting was at the Boxshop featuring the Inchworm, Sneaky Soldier, Jaws, Motoman Flamethrower, Meat Head, Pulse Jet. Mark Pauline played the role of the arresting SFPD officer in the scene.
Video edited by Steve Bage shot April 24 2016 at a SRL film shoot on Burke Ave. More info on the gallery opening at Minnesota Street Project curated by Capital Gallery and the shoot as well as more images, video clips, and machine/crew info can be found here