Reactor: Here, the Gold Ones meet

Sep - Dec 2021
Andrew Logan: The Joy of Sculpture
Apr - May 2021
Reactor: Here, the Gold Ones meet
Oct - Dec 2020
Sophie Cundale: The Near Room
Feb - Mar 2020
Matt Woodham: Sensing Systems (streaming online)
Jan - Jan 2020
Nick Chaffe: Motif Residency exhibition
Nov - Feb 2020
Motif
Sep - Nov 2019
Waking the witch: Old ways, new rites
Apr - May 2019
The Big Head Man
Sep - Nov 2019
Bonington Vitrines #13: Wayne Burrows – Works from the Hallucinated Archive
Apr - May 2020
Bonington Vitrines #16: The Captive Conscious (POSTPONED)
Feb - Mar 2020
Bonington Vitrines #15: Nomadic Vitrine with Mick Peter (CLOSED)
Nov - Feb 2020
Bonington Vitrines #14: Journeys to Nottingham from the Windrush Generation
Apr - May 2019
Bonington Vitrines #12: Complaint
Jan - Feb 2019
Bonington Vitrines #10: Jewell
Feb - Feb 2019
UKYA City Takeover
Apr - May 2019
C/J
Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson
Mar - Mar 2019
The Community Live in Nottingham
Nov - Dec 2018
THE SERVING LIBRARY V DAVID OSBALDESTON
Nov - Dec 2018
Bonington Vitrines #9: Towards The Serving Library Annual
Nov - Dec 2018
Emily Andersen Portraits: Black & White Book launch and exhibition
Sep - Oct 2018
BONINGTON VITRINES #8: HOUSE OF WISDOM
Jan - Feb 2019
DICK JEWELL: NOW & THEN
Sep - Oct 2018
THE ACCUMULATION OF THINGS
Apr - Apr 2018
Video Days Preview
Apr - May 2018
Video Days
Apr - Apr 2018
Video Days: Week One Screenings
Apr - Apr 2018
Video Days: Week Two Screenings
Apr - May 2018
Video Days: Week Three Screenings
May - May 2018
Video Days: Week Four Screenings
May - May 2018
Video Days: Week Five Screenings
Apr - May 2018
Bonington Vitrines #7: The Bonington building, est. 1969
Feb - Mar 2018
Bonington Vitrines #6: One Eye on the Road – festival and traveller culture since the 1980s
Feb - Mar 2018
LACE UNARCHIVED
Jan - Feb 2018
Bonington Vitrines #5: Communicating the Contemporary – The ICA Bulletin 1950s to 1990s
Nov - Dec 2017
Bonington Vitrines #4: Sara MacKillop publications, 2008–2017
Sep - Oct 2017
Bonington Vitrines #3: London’s Calling
Jan - Feb 2018
Ruth Angel Edwards: Wheel of the Year
! EFFLUENT PROFUNDAL ZONE !
Nov - Dec 2017
Sara MacKillop: One Room Living
Sep - Oct 2017
It’s Our Playground: Artificial Sensibility
Apr - May 2017
YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT
Sep - Oct 2016
MOULD MAP 6 — TERRAFORMERS
Oct - Dec 2016
KRÍSIS
Jan - Feb 2017
ALL MEN BY NATURE DESIRE TO KNOW
Jan - Feb 2017
Bonington Vitrines #2: Marbled Reams
Oct - Dec 2016
Bonington Vitrines #1: Selections from the Raw Print Archive
Feb - Mar 2017
SHAPELESS IMPACT NOT TIME SLOW IS (FLITS BY)
Feb - Mar 2016
Imprints of Culture: Block Printed Textiles of India
Apr - May 2016
PUBLISHING ROOMS
Nov - Dec 2015
In Place of Architecture
Jan - Feb 2016
Performing Drawology

7 Apr - 29 May 2021

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Reactor: Here, the Gold Ones meet

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. 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.

 

Performance Prediction

Thursday 15 July, 7pm – 8.30pm

Reactor and Plastique Fantastique have been talking about producing a performance fiction for some time.

We/they (Reactor/Plastique Fantastique) said that there would be a get-together to discuss this performance friction at some point in the future.

We (Reactor) called them and said now might be the time.

They (Plastique Fantastique) agreed and said: one hot summer long ago – 21 June 1998 – after travelling back to a pleasure park and forecasting what would later be said to have been called forth (our, Reactor’s, performance fiction), they (Plastique Fantastique) had created a set of protocols (a recording) for our (Reactor’s) performance.

They (Plastique Fantastique) claim an enunciation, or a type of performance diction/dictation was cast, for us (Reactor) to follow – an enunciation derived from tarot reading and looping sessions.

We (Reactor) listened in at the other end of the line, but wouldn’t quite hear correctly, and so the performance prediction didn’t happen (they, Plastique Fantastique, said it did and it was followed by us, Reactor, precisely).

So, we/they (Reactor/Plastique Fantastique) thought best to make that known beforehand. Are you (you) OK with that? You (you) are OK with that, so thanks for your attendance.

Book 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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