Kal Spelletich in collaboration with Chris Johanson, Jason Broemmel, Jonathan Foote, and Jericho Reese


Friday, August 4 – Saturday, August 19
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM

Performative Demonstration and installation opening: Friday, August 4, 6 – 9 PM, $7 - $15 admission

Demonstration and Artist Talk: Thursday, August 10, 7 – 9 PM, $7 - $15 admission

Kinetic Sculpture & Robotics Workshop with Kal Spelletich
Thursday, September 14, 2006, 6-9PM
$25-50 Sliding Scale



The LAB is pleased to present kinetic installations by Kal Spelletich, a Bay Area-based machine artist and founder of the interactive performance collective SEEMEN. Spelletich’s work compels audience members to fuse themselves with his machines and perceive the world and their place within it differently as a result. His materials consist largely of reapplied industrial items from junkyards and dumpsters. Participants control (or are temporarily controlled by) the art-bots, many of which are engineered to respond to human biological data. Spelletich’s latest work involves experimenting with bio-morphic inputs that trigger machines and robots to provide viewers with a direct real-life experience. This exhibition will include kinetic sculptures triggered from input on Capp Street, adjacent to The LAB. Spelletich will also be mechanizing two winged Chris Johanson figures which will be operable by the public in an exciting and unexpected collaboration.