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SRL in LA 2006: The Fish Boy's Dream

Organized by Susan Joyce/Fringe Exhibitions
Fringe Exhibitions
504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 2006, 8pm

Images from more official SRL photogs forthcoming

from Vordo (with Mark's cam)
from Wes Smith

in the meantime here are some taken by the audience/crew:

from Matt Reeves
from Sam Coniglio
from Vordo SRL Faces and SRL Things
from Eddie Codel
fun prop pix from Kevin Binkert
from Rick Abruzzo
from Chris Barrus
and others posted on flickr here

Eddie Codel's video of show setup
YouTube videos

Review by Aurora Borealis and Laurie Steelink sent in by V. Vale from RE/Search's Feb 2006 newsletter
Post-Show Round up from | Xeni Jardin
Eddie Codel's blog


Image from Sam Coniglio (slightly modified by K.Marecelo)

This exhibition features the newest addition to the SRL machine family- the Sneaky Soldiers- near life sized, remote controlled army of revolutionaries. Also included in the exhibition will be large-scale documentary images, and the premier of the video from SRL's recent show in Downtown Los Angeles. This video features the first invasion of the Sneaky Soldiers. The SRL commentary on the art of war debued a Sneaky Soldier emerging from an 18-foot tall wooden Trojan horse to face danger from large-scale destructive robots enduring the pain of flame and damage through a hail of sparks and projectiles. After the fog of war was lifted from the field of battle revealing mangled wrecks of machinery, the Sneaky Soldiers were gathered to be repaired to fight again another day. Similar to a real theater of war where battle takes place, these machines and props engage in a struggle for survival. Both the machines and operators expend intense energy creating an atmosphere of immediacy and choreographed chaos. Each of the eight soldiers has an individual number and distinct battle wounds from the performance. The Sneaky Soldier has been a recurring character in many SRL performances. The new Sneaky Soldier is a major technological improvement with a steel torso enclosing a battery powered, chain driven mechanism to create a crawling action.

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