- Performer:Survival Research Laboratories
- Title:A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief
- Date of release:1988
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Every adult is still a child deep inside. The SRL crew unleashes this child through the construction of complex, aggressive robotic machines. They are playing with toys but to the audience these toys are rather massive, destructible, dangerous mechanisms. Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. And if someone from the audience complains about the risk, well, they shouldn’t have showed up to the performance. The SRL make fun of the modern production of machines that are too powerful to always be controlled by humans. They create exaggerated.
This film presents a fractured narrative featuring these large anthropomorphic robots and represents Jonathan Reiss and SRL’s collaborative desire to go beyond the restraints of event documentation.
Title: A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief (Video 1988).
After about 30 years in San Francisco, California, SRL spent most of 2008 moving to Petaluma, California