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Sunday, December 14, 2003

Survival Research Labs Plans for Art Show and "Huge" Vegas Event in 2004

Survival Research Labs, the apocalyptic junkyard research collective, will be having a 25th Anniversary Exhibit at UNLV's Donna Beam Gallery and looks to have a "major production " in 2004.

From their website message board, "Next show is in Las Vegas in the beginning of February 2004. It will be a full scale performance.....and we mean HUGE! We are planning on accommodating as many people as can fit. (we hope to get thousands to join us for one of the biggest shows yet) Check the SRL web site for details."

The Donna Beam Gallery's exhibition schedule webpage has a Survival Research Labs historical retrospective planned for January 12 through February 7, 2004. "Included will be a site-specific installation, documentary video screenings of past performances, artifacts, and a live performance event..." The main event will coincide with the last day of the retrospective's exhibition. It will be held February 7th at 8pm at UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium.

From the SRL press release...

"Exhibition information for Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
University Nevada Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Exhibition: Survival Research Laboratories
Organized by: Susan Joyce and Robert Wysocki

Exhibition Dates: January 12 - February 7, 2004
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8-5 PM; Saturday, 10-2 PM
Reception: Friday, January 30, 7-9 PM

Performance: Saturday, February 7 at 8 PM
Sam Boyd Stadium/UNLV
7000 E. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89122

Viva Las Vegas Survival Research Laboratories Celebrates 25 Years! SRL was conceived and founded by Mark Pauline in 1978 as an organization of creative technicians dedicated to redirecting the techniques, tools, and tenets of industry, science, and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product, or warfare. In recognition of the remarkable vision and achievements of Mark Pauline and the SRL crew, this exhibition and event will mark a quarter century of performances.  Included in the gallery will be machines, documentary videos, and large-scale images.  SRL engages new vocabularies by integrating machines, theatrical sets and props, with dramatic, visual metaphors bringing to life, large-scale mechanical performances for audiences that rival other popular cultural events.  By taking things to extreme ends, SRL attempts to create new levels of sensory and emotional intensity.  Using diverse disciplines such as performance, literature, and engineering, in concert with artistic expression, ideas are transformed into visceral experiences.

Tickets for the Feb. 7 performance will go on sale in January at
For further information please contact susanjoyce@srl.org or visit

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