Dangerous and Disturbing:
The Mark Pauline Story
“Mark Pauline/Survival Research Laboratories is America’s unconscious made physical. The marvelous, awe inspiring and the horrific exist side by side, as they do - and as is ever more evident - across this nation. SRL embodies what has always lived inside us and around us and makes it manifest. It holds a mirror up to ourselves, dare we look?”
David Byrne, Musician, Artist, Writer
Legendary artist, inventor, provocateur Mark Pauline has spent the past forty years stunning audiences across the globe with his explosive robot performances that have influenced generations of artists, musicians, and tech innovators. Now unable to mount his large scale spectacles, Pauline pivots toward the New York art market with a robot designed to hunt and kill its audience, at the same time that the creator of Amazon’s Alexa offers to fund his most apocalyptic show to date.