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Reactor Halls E17: Awkwoods

Jan 08, 2016

To complement the Reactor Halls E17: Awkwoods workshop there are two additional public events 'Long Table' and 'Weird Séance'.

Long Table on Neurodiversity and Performance
Saturday 23 January, 17:00


Daniel Oliver hosts a special 'long table' event bringing together artists, makers, experts, and non-‘neurotypicals’ to trigger a discussion about neurodiversity, especially in relation to contemporary performance. Guest Speakers include Luke Ferris, Annette Foster and Simon Raven. Twelve people will sit around a long table covered by a paper tablecloth, whilst up to forty others watch and listen from close by. All present are invited to approach the table at different times to write or speak in a rolling discussion.

Daniel Oliver - Weird Séance (Performance)
Saturday 23 January, 20:30


Weird Séances are raucously deconstructionist, roughly layered participatory performances about participatory performance.

Each show is haphazardly crow-barred into its site and context; rejigged, added to, undone and perverted so that no two performances are the same.

We are in the future looking back on the traumatic incident that occurred right here, in this space, during Daniel’s show.
Daniel returns to the site to partially reconstruct the tragic performance, to discuss blame, and to attempt to make amends with those who survived.

Daniel Oliver - Awkwoods is supported by Arts Council England