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Reactor: Here, the Gold Ones Meet

Bonington Gallery

Reactor: Here the Gold Ones Meet

Due to the current lockdown restrictions, we have made some changes to the format of our upcoming exhibition by Reactor. Therefore, 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, which we will announce soon. The exhibition will then be open to the public from 17 May, 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


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.


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).

Reactor in Residence  at Bonington Gallery

Reactor will be in residence at Bonington Gallery from 7 April – 29 May 2021, and this will be punctuated by live events streamed from the gallery, which we will announce soon.

Reactor Exhibition

The exhibition will be open to the public from 17 May to 29 May 2021, dependent on the roadmap out of the current lockdown.

COVID-19 measures

These are constantly under review, subject to change and may vary slightly depending on each exhibition. Please visit this page prior to planning your visit.

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General Exhibition Opening Times

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


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


Bonington Gallery, Bonington building


Dryden Street


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.

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

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