Reactor: Here, the Gold Ones meet


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Due to the current lockdown restrictions, we have made some changes to the format of our upcoming exhibition by Reactor. Therefore, Reactor will be in residence at Bonington Gallery from 7 April – 29 May 2021, and this will be punctuated by live events streamed from the gallery on 1 and 13 May 2021. The exhibition will be open to the public from 17 May 2021, dependent on the roadmap out of the current lockdown.

[COSMIC SOUP – RECORDED MESSAGE STARTS AGAIN]

Can you hear me?

Yes we can hear you quite clearly now.

It’s good to speak with you again.

What is it like there?

Here, there are endlessly repeating cosmic planes.

Visions of the past and future are accessible.

That’s how we remember it anyway.

So, we’re projecting now.

You’ll need to read between the lines.

Piece together the glimpses. The pieces.

You’re about to arrive.

[INTERFERENCE – LINE CUTS OFF  – IMMENSE, BUBBLING, COLOURFUL PATTERNS]

 

The Gold Ones have existed across time, and now reside in the Cosmic Care Home (CCH). On this particular cosmic plane they are cut off from a wider community, and lead a bureaucratically controlled existence, cared for by elusive Helping Hands. What can be seen here, is an increasingly incessant transmission from within the Home. As the Gold Ones move through cycles of activity – rest, care, affirmation, breakfast, exercise, games, and treatment – we get to know each of them, their relations and woo-woo beliefs.

This performance-fiction is an evolving narrative, using video, performance, games and installation to explore an imagined present-future-past inhabited by characters collectively known as the Gold Ones. When Max Gold’s first video broadcast came through, he designated himself as ‘one of the Gold Ones’. An undetermined cohort of higher spiritual beings, or so they claim. After tracking Max for a period, we began to watch them intensely, to uncover them one by one. Initially remaining in the back spaces of the CCH, looking through the transparent walls, or listening in on voices from the other side. Here now, if and when we’re ready, you can join the Gold Ones in the main gathering room.

 


 

Live streams


The Gold Ones’ Dummies
Saturday 1 May, 5 pm – 8 pm

Remote viewing provides access to the Gold Ones’ Dummies.

What can be seen here is an increasingly incessant transmission from within the Cosmic Care Home. As the Gold Ones move through cycles of activity – rest, care, affirmation, exercise, games, and treatment – we get to know each of them, their relations and woo-woo beliefs.

This event is part of the residency and new video-installation by the art collective Reactor currently on show at Bonington Gallery, which documents the lives of a cohort of higher spiritual beings known as The Gold Ones.

Watch here.

 

Ivan Poe Roll-Thru + Discussion

Thursday 13 May, 7 pm – 8.30 pm

A live performance roll-thru of the Ivan Poe video game, as this cuboid character keeps truckin’ on through the Cosmic Soup.

The Ivan Poe game has been developed in collaboration by Reactor, Bruce Asbestos and Jez Noond. For this event they will be joined by Kitty Clark, Mark Jackson and Jamie Sutcliffe to discuss video games, performance streaming and the myriad overlaps.

This event is part of the residency and new video-installation by the art collective Reactor currently on show at Bonington Gallery, which documents the lives of a cohort of higher spiritual beings known as The Gold Ones.

Watch here.

 

CCH 24hr TV

Monday 10 May, 5pm – Saturday 29 May, 3pm

What’s happening in the Cosmic Care Home today? Tune into the CCH 24hr TV transmission. Scrolling through the numerous cameras in the Home, the Helping Hands choose what you can see, around the clock. These cycles of slow-rest, care, break-fast, and well … what you can see now, is that time for the Gold Ones travels differently.

Tune in here.


 

About Reactor 

Reactor is an art collective, comprising Susie Henderson, Niki Russell and an undisclosed number of secret members. Recent and forthcoming projects include: ‘Ivan Poe’, online, Kunstraum (London), Southwark Park Galleries (London), Quad (Derby) and Hexham Arts Centre, ‘The Gold Ones’, Radar (Loughborough), Plymouth Art Weekender, Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Gallery North (Newcastle) and xero, kline & coma (London), ‘Log!c ?stem’, Flux Factory (New York), ‘Dummy Button’, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin). www.reactor.org.uk

 



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Exhibition

DATE:

Wed 7 Apr 2021 - Sat 29 May 2021

TIME:

RESIDENCY: Wednesday 7 April – Saturday 29 May EXHIBITION: Monday 17 May – Saturday 29 May

This exhibition is open to the general public and admission is free.



Preview

DATE:

Thu 1 Jan 1970

TIME:


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