SEEMEN is the collaborative effort of Kal Spelletich and some forty odd art drop outs and extreme technology inventors who enjoy building extreme machines and robots that they allow their audience to operate.
There is NO OTHER ART LIKE THIS IN THE WORLD!
This is an art that is a mix of robots, machines, sculpture, computers, science, inventions, audience interaction and storytelling. We are only interested in giving audiences a real life experience, not a passive virtual one. The actions of their robots poetically symbolize man’s struggles and triumphs.
Since their formation in 1988 in Austin, Texas, SEEMEN have presented more than 1000 performances and experiments throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe at numerous art institutions and other venues, including night clubs, warehouses, and freeway underpasses.
In 1990 they moved to San Francisco. From 1995-2002 SEEMEN were the featured performers at the renowned Burning Man festivals held annually in Black Rock, Nevada.
Their works have been exhibited at the Jack Hanley Gallery, Jeffery Deitch Gallery NYC, and a zillion other places. They are included in the collections of the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Getty Museum. SEEMEN have received numerous grant awards from The Jerome Foundation, Art Matters, Art Without Walls, and many others.