Reactor blog

Category: Big Lizard’s Big Idea

Žižek and Performance

Nov 30, 2014

My name is Daniel Oliver. I have written a chapter about Reactor for the recently published Žižek and Performance book, edited by Broderick Chow and Alex Mangold, published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014). The book collects essays that either bring together key performance theories with key theories from Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, or read certain performances or performance practices through a Žižekian lens. Mine does the latter.

There’s more

Play in Performance Practices

Jan 18, 2013

'Play in Performance Practices' - A TaPRA Postgraduate Symposium
Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:10-17:45
2 Gower Street (Royal Holloway’s Bedford Square Residence)

Daniel Oliver will be presenting a paper on Reactor entitled: 'Pantomime Commi Despots, Fun‐mongering Reptilian Mascots, and Volatile Vegetative Deities: Fantastical Others and the efficacy of fun in Reactors post‐relational art projects' at this TaPRA Postgraduate Symposium.

There’s more

Olympic Mascot: The Truth

Jul 26, 2012

Forget Wedlock and Mandelbrot, Big Lizard is the true Olympic Mascot. All will be revealed this Friday at the opening ceremony for London 2012. The Away Teams have completed their visits, the Global Elite has been manipulated, Ramiccee X has re-entered our solar system signalling this new phase of contact between the Ril-ya and the Earth (or to give it it’s real name, Ramiccee Y).

We now know that the prophecy of the infant sacrifice was the truth and all this hoola-hooping really was beneficial. Big Lizard has been successfully tested as a cuddly form of Ril-ya that all ages, races, religions and nationalities of the Human race are naturally drawn to, softening the blow when the real Ril-ya reveal them selves to the world later this week. Ril-yant!

There’s more