SRL performed at the groundbreaking ceremony for the SF Museum of Modern Art, effectively shutting down the SF downtown area for about 15 min! Edited and Directed By Leslie Asako Gladsjo.

The Museum was so pleased with the SRL show that they actually attempted to sue us a few months later. Recently, when speaking to a museum employee conducting research into the 1992 Groundbreaking for inclusion into the new ribbon cutting at the rebuilt SFMOMA, SRL was informed that the Museum had systematically removed all reference to SRL even being at the 1992 Groundbreaking! The only remaining historical document is this SRL produced video.

It takes serious skills to stage a show at a major museum that would provoke them into completely rewriting the show out of their own history. SRL says: Mission Accomplished!! Also, its still not too late to invite us for the Ribbon Cutting…..



  1. I love Mark and the work he has done creating these apocalyptic art events. I guess you have to have seen one live to REALLY get the power of it!

  2. Thanks! We're always looking for opportunities to wreak more havoc. If you really want to see some live machine action, set us up!

  3. I think on The Pleasures of Uninhibited Excess video there's a clip of SRL testing the buzz bomb engine, and the ensuing fun of the fire department showing up. Love that and when the fake TNT bombs started showing up on beaches…

  4. That was a fun show. I got to see it only by chance, was out on an errand and it took me by there just before the show started. I was standing near all the cameramen, I remember there being a bunch of em all behind this barricade and the V2 was turned toward them and went off, billowing smoke and flame at them, they all dove for the asphalt, and crawled away on their bellies. It was funny, I was hoping that was captured on tape.

  5. This was a show we did for the groundbreaking ceremony at this museum. Battle Bots is the popcorn machine version of SRL. They started doing their events in 1994, 16 years after SRL started doing these much more violent and disruptive events. Mimicry (even attempted mimicry) is the greatest form of flattery!

  6. How I miss Battlebots! Best ever. Anyway the fire dept loves this stuff. They have to keep a stiff upper lip and all that to appease to the boring politicos.

  7. Ha, I was at this show back then, it was a beautiful day, and the show was so loud the windows of the downtown buildings were shaking, the light of the sun shimmering from them! It was a wild scene, and SRL is usually not invited back after performance. They're just a little to edgy for the artsy community I guess..!

  8. Shit .. i remember this.. They wreaked havoc … the financial district came to a halt and the suits were running scared like they were in Beirut… lol. It was incredible! }:>


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