Reactor blog

Category: Total GHAOS

TOTALLER and Reactor at The NewBridge Project

Feb 20, 2019

De-initiation Ritual and Talk with TOTALLER and Reactor
Friday 22 February 2019, 6-8pm

The NewBridge Project, Gateshead
Free Entry | Due to limited capacity please book HERE

Join us for the de-initiation of the 11 Artist-Zealots that have been part of the project Tot-Tot-Totalalazola!. These artists have been brought together and taken on a journey through the mythos of Newcastle/Sheffield based collective TOTALLER. Their initiation into the group has taken place over several months and has included a field-trip, experimental guided meditations and the injunction to produce artworks/weapons that have been absorbed into a sculptural arsenal. On Friday 22 February they will be set free from their bonds of initiation with a public ritual that will include a presentation given by Reactor.

Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design

Dec 22, 2014

Reactor feature in this new book on art collectives by Francesco Spampinato, published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book investigates the mechanisms behind the collective production of culture, through discussion with forty collectives about collaboration, membership, responsibility, audiences and more.

Link to the publisher.

More information on the book and the contributors can be found here.

There’s more

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