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Reactor: Here, the Gold Ones Meet

Bonington Gallery

Reactor: Here the Gold Ones Meet
Exhibitions

Due to the current lockdown restrictions, we have made some changes to the format of our upcoming exhibition by Reactor. Reactor will be in residence at Bonington Gallery from 7 April – 29 May, and this will be punctuated by live events streamed from the gallery on 1 and 13 May.

The exhibition will be open to NTU staff and students from 5 May to 29 May 2021. It will then open to the public from 17 May to 29 May 2021, dependent on the roadmap out of the current lockdown.

  • From: Wednesday 7 April 2021, 10 am
  • To: Saturday 29 May 2021, 3 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
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Event details

[COSMIC SOUP – RECORDED MESSAGE STARTS AGAIN]

Can you hear me?

Yes we can hear you quite clearly now.

It’s good to speak with you again.

What is it like there?

Here, there are endlessly repeating cosmic planes.

Visions of the past and future are accessible.

That’s how we remember it anyway.

So, we’re projecting now.

You’ll need to read between the lines.

Piece together the glimpses. The pieces.

You’re about to arrive.

[INTERFERENCE – LINE CUTS OFF  – IMMENSE, BUBBLING, COLOURFUL PATTERNS]

The Gold Ones have existed across time, and now reside in the Cosmic Care Home (CCH). On this particular cosmic plane they are cut off from a wider community, and lead a bureaucratically controlled existence, cared for by elusive Helping Hands. What can be seen here, is an increasingly incessant transmission from within the Home. As the Gold Ones move through cycles of activity – rest, care, affirmation, breakfast, exercise, games, and treatment – we get to know each of them, their relations and woo-woo beliefs.

This performance-fiction is an evolving narrative, using video, performance, games and installation to explore an imagined present-future-past inhabited by characters collectively known as the Gold Ones. When Max Gold’s first video broadcast came through, he designated himself as ‘one of the Gold Ones’. An undetermined cohort of higher spiritual beings, or so they claim. After tracking Max for a period, we began to watch them intensely, to uncover them one by one. Initially remaining in the back spaces of the CCH, looking through the transparent walls, or listening in on voices from the other side. Here now, if and when you’re ready, you can join the Gold Ones in the main gathering room.

About Reactor

Reactor is an art collective, comprising Susie Henderson, Niki Russell and an undisclosed number of secret members. Recent and forthcoming projects include: ‘Ivan Poe’, online, Kunstraum (London), Southwark Park Galleries (London), Quad (Derby) and Hexham Arts Centre, ‘The Gold Ones’, Radar (Loughborough), Plymouth Art Weekender, Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Gallery North (Newcastle) and xero, kline & coma (London), ‘Log!c ?stem’, Flux Factory (New York), ‘Dummy Button’, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin). www.reactor.org.uk

Live streamed events

The Gold Ones' Dummies
Saturday 1 May, 5 pm – 8 pm

Remote viewing provides access to the Gold Ones' Dummies.

What can be seen here is an increasingly incessant transmission from within the Cosmic Care Home. As the Gold Ones move through cycles of activity – rest, care, affirmation, exercise, games, and treatment – we get to know each of them, their relations and woo-woo beliefs.

This event is part of the residency and new video-installation by the art collective Reactor currently on show at Bonington Gallery, which documents the lives of a cohort of higher spiritual beings known as The Gold Ones.

Click here to join our live event on Saturday 1 May at 5 pm.

Ivan Poe Roll-Thru + Discussion
Thursday 13 May, 7 pm – 8.30 pm

A live performance roll-thru of the Ivan Poe video game, as this cuboid character keeps truckin' on through the Cosmic Soup.

The Ivan Poe game has been developed in collaboration by Reactor, Bruce Asbestos and Jez Noond. For this event they will be joined by Kitty Clark, Mark Jackson and Jamie Sutcliffe to discuss video games, performance streaming and the myriad overlaps.

This event is part of the residency and new video-installation by the art collective Reactor currently on show at Bonington Gallery, which documents the lives of a cohort of higher spiritual beings known as The Gold Ones.

Find out more and register your place here.

Reactor Exhibition

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back into our gallery space next month!

We have made some changes to the format of our upcoming exhibition by Reactor. Reactor is currently in residence at Bonington Gallery until 29 May 2021, and this will be punctuated by live events streamed from the gallery on 1 and 13 May 2021. The exhibition will be open to the public from 17 May 2021, dependent on the roadmap out of the current lockdown.

Book your advance ticket here.

COVID-19 measures

We have put several measures in place to make your visit safe. Please read these on our website before you visit.

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General Exhibition Opening Times

Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Enquiries

For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us, or call +44 (0)115 848 8651. Alternatively, please visit the Bonington Gallery website.

Image: Reactor: The Gold Ones, 2020 © Reactor

Location details

Room/Building:

Bonington Gallery, Bonington building

Address:

Dryden Street
Nottingham
NG1 4GG

Parking:

Situated on the University’s City Campus, our Gallery is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors traveling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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