Prepared with intensive training in improvisation and a philosophical standpoint, Reactor headed out to Flux Factory in New York City. An online team of ‘Remote Members’ based in the UK and Norway aided the ‘Physical Members’ installed in the gallery. People from the local community joined Reactor occasionally to share the walks and derives, and to experience new places.
The project was divided into four phases over subsequent weeks enabling the collective to take a reverse approach to traditional production techniques employed by Reactor. Previous completed projects usually leave behind mountains of discarded objects and environments haunted by the departed characters and audience. However, Log!c ?stem was to be temporally pivotal to Reactor’s methods. This work began with Gather, a phase of gathering seemingly meaningless objects and anecdotes before moving into Assemble, a phase of assembling and arranging these things ready to perform them. The experience of gathering and assembling informed the team how to perform this new world of situations and things, culminating in a three-hour live performance in the gallery. At the conclusion of the Perform phase, the gallery at Flux Factory became a space in which to exhibit the work that had gone before. As the Exhibit began Reactor said farewell to New York and almost farewell to Reactor’s old ways.
To find out more details about each phase of the project visit the blog.
Log!c ?stem is presented at Flux Factory during the 2013 exhibition season, as part of Curatorial Carte Blanche, a blank slate for one visiting collective to present a project in line with Flux’s ethos of cultural enrichment through community building and supporting the creation of experimental collaborative work. Log!c ?stem is supported, in part, by National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Arts Council England and the British Council.