A Weekend of Weird @ Martin Hall, Nov 26 – 27

23 November 2016

The A Weekend of Weird event is on at Loughborough’s Martin Hall, running November 26 to 27.

Organised by Radar in collaboration with Nick Freeman and Dan Watt, the programme will be host to a range of “writers, performers, filmmakers, artists, publishers, academics, enthusiasts and celebrants to ask: what is the Weird? Where did it come from? Where is it going?”.

There will be a number of panel discussions, including ‘Welcome to the Weird’, ‘European Weird’, a look at the ‘Weird World of Sarban’ and ‘Where are we? Being Weird Now’ among others. The three performances will feature Ben Judd‘s ‘Who Can Separate Us Now?’artist collective Reactor‘s ‘The Gold Ones’and Tai Shani‘s ‘Phantasmagoregasm’.

Joey Holder will present her ‘Weird World’ installation in the institutional foyer of the building for the duration of the event, showing “‘cyclopean’ imagery of strange aquatic creatures and beasties.”

Reactor have curated ‘Day Is Done’: a selection of films looking at the “interpretation and regurgitation” of culture, including a selection of YouTube videos by An0nymoooseCarmen Argote‘s ‘Everything is in its place, but Everything is everywhere’ (2016) Mike Kelley‘s carnivalesque ‘Day is Done’ (2005-6) and three video works from Simon Raven, among others.

See the FB event page for details.**


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The Gold Ones @ Xero, Kline & Coma, Oct 29 – Nov 22

29 October 2015

Reactor‘s new project, The Gold Ones is on at London’s Xero, Kline & Coma, opening October 29 and running from October 31 to November 22.

Reactor is an artist collective which draws on both research and co-participation in an attempt to create new social realities. Examining how belief systems impact social action, alongside co-creation of participatory audience scenarios lends the group their specific approach.

For this current exhibition, the Reactor are preparing an imaginary housing service with transparent walls, welcoming all relevant bodies. The concept of Cosmic Care Home (CCH) indicates taking care of outside matter as well as inside walls “beyond the limitations of time and space”.

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Reactor, The Gold Ones, Xero Kline & Coma

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Benedict Drew & friends @ Reactor, Feb 21

18 February 2015
Experimental programme Reaction Halls brings its 13th episode this weekend, titled ‘Salon dyslexic’ starting at 7pm on February 21.

The Reactor-curated programme brings a night of live performances, film screenings and music events in an attempt to “tackle the anxiety and neurosis generated from the condition of dyslexia” through the “academic shanty town” of the Reaction Halls series.

The night will feature screenings of Mainland Rock from artist Benedict Drew and Augur from Nicholas Brooks, spoken words by Heather Phillipson, and the second iteration of Drew’s Dyslexic Shanty performance with video accompaniment by Rhodri Davies, on amplified harp.

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