[dorkbotsea-blabber] srl show canceled

Kate Seekings kate at whimsyfree.com
Fri Jan 16 12:56:04 EST 2004


Yeah - I nearly made it down to SF for the Shipyard gig but bailed, more
fool me...  was looking forward to Vegas.  The Shipyard space is fairly
small, though, and they could only run a few (albeit awesome) machines -
far smaller than the mega-scale events that Mark has been able to do
when he's had more scope space-wise.  

I'd hate to think that one will never, anywhere in this country, be able
to hold a well-publicized, large-scale SRL event again:  the notion that
something as well-known and well-respected would have to go underground
and essentially play guerilla-style to a comparatively small cognoscenti
is tremendously depressing.  Call me naïve, but I'd love to have a bash
at giving the lie to that notion.  One of the ex-CoCA exec. directors
has been talking with Mark on and off about a Seattle gig for some time;
might have to be careful to avoid treading on his toes - so we should
probably stay mum about this thread until I've found out from Mark etc.
what the status is of his efforts and if we need to hook up with him...

I should also see if I can dig up some city fire and performance
regulations to start with, but something else to consider would be doing
a show out of town and perhaps bussing the audience out to it...  I'll
follow up offline with you and Alexis, Chris, and let's see what we can
come up with by way of preliminaries.

Nice!

K



-----Original Message-----
From: dorkbotsea-blabber-bounces at dorkbot.org
[mailto:dorkbotsea-blabber-bounces at dorkbot.org] On Behalf Of Christopher
Prosser
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:57 PM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] srl show canceled

I didn't read the title of the email first time around. Ahh man. They
always
get canceled.

We actually had a fairly full SRL show at the shipyard a couple of years
back (http://www.srl.org/shows/berkeley/). The key was no publicity, no
public email lists, it was announced on some private lists a couple of
days
beforehand. It was a sell out show with people lining up down the
street.
Permits were pulled for a robotic art show and at the end, the police
were
mainly pissed off because we didn't phone them and tell them the show
was
starting late (10pm) instead of the 9pm indicated on the permit.

I really don't think an SRL show can be held publicly and preannounced
anymore.

Count me in on helping out. Though I don't really live there yet, know
many
people, or know any decent warehouse districts, so I may be of limited
utility.

-chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dorkbotsea-blabber-bounces at dorkbot.org 
> [mailto:dorkbotsea-blabber-bounces at dorkbot.org] On Behalf Of 
> Kate Seekings
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 6:57 PM
> To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
> Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] srl show canceled
> Importance: Low
> 
> Yas - thank you.  Another fire department, another show 
> biting the dust.
> 
> So...  any volunteers to help with a concerted effort to put 
> on a SRL show up here?  They haven't been to Seattle in quite 
> some time; different fire chief and all that...  Might be an 
> idea to find a venue far, far away and bus people, too.
> 
> Lots to discuss.
> 
> K
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dorkbotsea-blabber-bounces at dorkbot.org
> [mailto:dorkbotsea-blabber-bounces at dorkbot.org] On Behalf Of 
> Brett Wagner
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:15 PM
> To: dorkbotsea-blabber at dorkbot.org
> Subject: [dorkbotsea-blabber] srl show canceled
> 
> srl.org
> 
> _   > / madhouse.org | get commited / >
> b
> ..............................................................
> ..........
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with 
> electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org..................
> ..........
> ..............................................................
> ..........
> 
> ..............................................................
> ..........
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with 
> electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org..................
> ..........
> ..............................................................
> ..........
> 

........................................................................
.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
........................................................................





More information about the dorkbotsea-blabber mailing list