Benedict Drew, Dyslexic Shanty, 2014. Photo: Sinéad Bligh. Courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London.
Reactor Halls E12–E16
Primary, 33 Seely Road
Nottingham NG7 1NU
Reactor Halls is an experimental programme of live performance, film and music events curated by Reactor. The forthcoming season of events feature Dirty Electronics, Benedict Drew, Rammel Club, Jenny Moore and Graham Dunning.
Reactor Halls E12: Ugly Weekender
Saturday 14 February, 19h
A 24-hour retreat exploring DIY electronics, sound and design will produce the content for this performance. Dirty Electronics’ Ugly Weekender will take a macroscopic approach towards electronic circuits, playing out the forms and investigating shapes and patterns latent in their design. “The most difficult challenges for designers of electronic objects now lie…in the realms of metaphysics, poetry, and aesthetics…”
With: John Richards, Alexandra Moon-Age, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Natalie Kay-Thatcher, John Fass, Jim Frize, Phillip Henderson, et al.
Reactor Halls E13: Salon dyslexic
Benedict Drew & friends
Saturday 21 February, 19h
An event that attempts to tackle the anxiety and neurosis generated from the condition of dyslexia. Imagining this condition as an academic shantytown, out of which a radicalised position may emerge in opposition to a world evermore dominated by text.
Reactor Halls E14: Cables
Saturday 28 February, 14h
A cable is more than a mere length of wire. It is a trail to be followed, tracing a line between two points, or a meshwork of interwoven threads. Rammel Club will present installations, workshops and performances that explore the electronic aspects of auditory arts and collaborative improvisation.
With: A.N.T. Attack, [D-C], Dale Cornish, Experimental Sonic Machines, Ian Watson, Marlo Eggplant, Melanie O’Dubshlaine, Mormor Den Rejsende, Murray Royston-Ward (contact mic surgery), Phantom Chips, Phil Julian and Trans/Human.
Reactor Halls E15: You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen
A live radio show by Jenny Moore & guests
Saturday 30 May, 19h
Speaking to and from the working lives of artists and the insane neo-liberal demands that they be everything to everyone, You can’t win them all, ladies and gentlemen brings you: Happiness. Expectations. Quality. Misunderstandings. These four words act as common qualities in both daily life and artistic practice and present themselves to be understood, emphasised and articulated through performativity. Using radio as the format and recorded live on the night, the final episode of You can’t win them all, ladies and gentlemen takes “Misunderstandings” as its method.
Reactor Halls E16: Ghost in the Machine Music
Saturday 6 June, 19h
Five experimental artists explore the ingrained social, physical and sonic resonances of Primary and Nottingham through the prism of DIY electronic music. Industrialisation, rave culture and the Ghost in the Machine.
With: Shelley Parker, Tom Richards, Leslie Deere, Tom Mudd and Graham Dunning performing new site-specific works.
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Reactor Halls E12–E16 are supported by Arts Council England and Primary.