One + September 2010 - (Page 58)

Amsterdam’s Robodock Arts Festival aims to create an adult playland for a very specific fringe group—those seeking the artistry of devastation. DANIEL AD/CREATIVE COMMONS Controlled Chaos B Y K I M B E R LY K I N G MARK PAULINE HAS TOES WHERE TWO FINGERS SHOULD BE. It’s an appropriate, if macabre, substitution—Pauline is the founder of Survival Research Laboratories (SRL), an industrial art collective that has been repurposing cadaver parts, robots and weaponry into instruments for their performance pieces since 1978. SRL shows are massive demonstrations of machinery and noise, and the welldocumented element of danger (some promoters have even required audience members to sign a waiver upon admission) is a large part of the appeal. It was while preparing a propanepowered rocket for an early performance that Pauline blew apart his right hand—doctors grafted on the toes for increased dexterity. “I certainly couldn’t let a small accident stop me from doing what I do…or scare me 58 one+ 09.10

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + September 2010

One + September 2010
Energy of Many
Share Your Mind
Thoughts + Leaders
Five Years Later
What You Missed
Top Spots
TMI at Your Peril
Men Behaving Badly
You Can Go Your Own Way
Falling for Food
Breaking Bread
Community Service
Controlled Chaos
The Quick Guide to Keeping Your Top Talent
Generation Why
What’s the Right Risk?
Let’s Talk
Get an (Economic) World View
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + September 2010