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Dialogues Event 1: Reactor micro-projects

Feb 17, 2012

Take part in creating a Reactor micro-project

When: Saturday 3rd March 10am-6pm
Where: The Bluecoat, Liverpool

The event will begin with a short presentation by Reactor on their work focusing on examples of collaboration, interaction, participation and co-participation. This will lead directly into a participatory workshop where three groups will each work with Reactor through a hyper accelerated development process to create micro-projects. The resulting work will be a series of live situations that can be inhabited and experienced by a public audience at the Bluecoat at the end of the day.

Reactor is an art collective that creates projects in which audiences become active participants. Reactor leaves no room for the passive observer, creating work in which, rather than being forced, active engagement becomes the norm. Group dynamics and social interaction come to the fore, as participants immerse themselves in an unknown that invites risk-taking and a heightened sense of reality.

This event is free but places are limited. All participants must be free and able to commit to the full project on the day (10am-6pm).

Contact Royal Standard to book your place. Please provide your full name, email address and contact telephone number.


Dialogues is a yearlong programme led by The Royal Standard which will address the needs of Liverpool’s creative community through events, open forums and commissioned works. It will provide opportunities to explore current themes in contemporary artistic practice as well as strengthening links and partnerships between Liverpool’s cultural organisations and local artists.

We have programmed a series of key events, all of which are free and open to a public audience. They will act as catalysts for discussion and debate, which in turn will lead to further events being programmed in response. Dialogues has been designed to allow its audience as much input as possible, letting them shape the programme’s direction to their needs.