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Friday March 31 – Saturday April 1, 2017

VIP Sponsors Preview: Thursday March 30, 2017

All-Ages show: Saturday April 1, 2017 (Daytime)

Produced by Derek Gores Gallery and Muscle Memory Dance Company
Curated by Cliffton Chandler, Derek Gores and Marty Mercado



A portion of proceeds will benefit: CodeCraft Lab and Verdi EcoSchool


What is Robot Love?

“What and why is Robot Love?”. To answer that question we must go back to the very beginning. Robots were created in 1921 by the Czech human Karel Capek and first produced by the Rossum’s Universal Robots Corporation. Predictably, they showed a proclivity to turn on their creators and… kill or enslave them.

To robots it seemed like the only logical thing to do. Human beings emitted odors and were highly inefficient. The robots felt no remorse, because robots don’t feel anything. It was nothing personal.

It continued on this way for some time, until one day the robots realized they craved three things that only humans could produce: art, music, and their natural byproduct love. Not quite in the same emotional way we humans “crave” things. You see, art fine-tuned their processors by allowing them to practice filtering out abstract and illogical data; the rhythm of music made their movements (especially that of their metal arses) precisely timed and highly efficient. Subsequently, the robots discovered that love, a naturally occurring byproduct of art and music, could be converted into a highly concentrated fuel for their robot hearts.

As it turned out, after much robot debate and a tireless search for alternatives, the only creatures on earth capable of producing all three of these resources were the humans. The easy part for the robots was to stop killing the humans, since it was no longer logical to do so. The hard part was getting the humans to produce art, music, and love in captivity because of their proclivity to become depressed and malfunction when placed in cages. The robots soon realized they would need to convince the humans to freely share their art, music, and love. However, nearly a century of robots turning on and killing or enslaving had led to a certain level of mistrust of robots among the human population.

Knowing they had a major P.R. problem on their hands, the robots activated their sincerity protocol. The goal: to convince the humans that robots no longer wanted to kill or enslave them, but instead wanted to throw them a big party (inside a human-processing factory) where all the humans could gather to frolic and enjoy an orgy of art, music, and love (while connected to energy extraction pumps). This concentration of art, music, and love would be all that was required to power the robots’ hearts and economy for another fiscal year. By sheer necessity – and definitely not because they cared or had any feelings whatsoever – the robots would also allow the humans to enjoy the art, music, and love, whilst also promising not to kill and/or enslave them temporarily.

2009 – Robot Love

In association with the robots, a collection of sympathetic ‘creative’ human friends created Robot Love and an estimate of somewhere in the thousands of humans came to experience art, music, and love. Mind-boggling amounts of robot heart fuel were produced and, as promised, the robots did not kill or enslave any humans. The humans and robots rejoiced in their newfound symbiosis (Well, the humans rejoiced… The robots simply continued to function with soul-less efficiency).

2010 – Robot Love V.2.0

The following year, the robots built a mega-factory that dwarfed anyone’s wildest imagination. Robot Love V.2.0 would go down in history as one of the largest art, music, and love extraction factories in the history of the entire universe.

2015 – Robot Love 3D

After 5 long years, the surplus supply of art, music, and love had dropped to dangerously low levels. In yet another desperate attempt to satisfy the growing demands of the robot overlords, another factory was built for Robot Love 3D! The people rejoiced, and the robots converted that joy into fuel because that was all they cared about.

2017 – Robot Love: Left/Right

That’s right! The robots are back and planning to build a brand new factory that takes the adventure to all new heights at Robot Love: Left/Right. Stay tuned for further transmissions…