Artists Talk - Reactor: The Role of Big Dumb/Fun Animals

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Artists Talk - Reactor: The Role of Big Dumb/Fun Animals

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Date & time: Wednesday 27 July, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: QUAD Gallery and Participation Space
Cost: FREE

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Reactor will discuss their recent commission for ‘Leisure Land Golf’ - Alligator Resort - in the context of the group’s ever-expanding menagerie of animals, deities, totems and hybrids. They will speculate on the role and function of these characters within various projects, fictional worlds and social microcosms created over the last fifteen years. 

Reactor is an art collective, comprising Bruce Asbestos, Phillip Henderson and Niki Russell. Through ongoing research into belief systems and their place in collective action, Reactor explores the ways in which culture and common beliefs hold together specific social groups. Each project creates a different social microcosm with its own internal iconography, logic and meanings – from a utopic new community in a small rural Scottish village, to a Big Lizard Fun Bus touring city centres across Europe.

Reactor has completed numerous national and international commissions, working in the UK with organisations such as Gallery North (Newcastle), Grizedale Arts (Cumbria), Castlefield Gallery (Manchester), and internationally with KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), MoBY (Tel Aviv), and Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt).

IMAGE credit: Reactor, Alligator Resort, 2016. Photo by Bartosz Kali