Dates: April 18-21 2013 Location: Flux Factory, 31-39 29th Street, Long Island City, New York This exhibition, organized by Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence, Mille Højerslev Nielsen, investigates the cultural, social, ethical and political implications of the early carnival through daily performances and film screenings.
EXHIBIT Open November 23rd & 24th, 1 – 6pm, or by appointment.
Visiting collective Reactor set out to gather, assemble, perform and exhibit a new work over four weekends at Flux Factory to develop Log!c ?stem.
‘Exhibit’ is the concluding phase of activity, and marks Reactor’s deliberate physical absence in the gallery space – having been resident and increasingly active in the space throughout the ‘Gather’, ‘Assemble’ and ‘Perform’ phases. The messy remains of the ‘Perform’ event have been compounded and congregated to create a more casual assemblage, akin to others encountered in the earlier phases of the project. Accompanying these objects is a video excerpt taken from a camera worn by Reactor during the ‘Perform’ event, which offers a partial history of sounds, atmosphere and spatial elements that made up earlier incarnations of the project. These remnants occupy the gallery allowing the new visitors to piece together what went before, and for those following each phase of the project the possibility to trace the assemblages, actions and anecdotes to their exhibited resting place.
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This is an amended version of the text and images used to describe Log!c ?stem, that represents Reactor’s current thoughts on this project; they have been written in such a way as to accommodate further correction and revision. This information will be updated as the Log!c ?stem develops.
About the collective: Reactor is an art collective based in the UK. Recent projects include: Dummy Button – KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Berlin, Germany – 2013); MoMAMonarch – MoMA (New York, USA – 2013); The Green Man & Regular Fellows – Trade Gallery (Nottingham, UK – 2011); Double Take Triple Give – MoBY (Bat Yam, Israel – 2011); Big Lizards Big Idea – Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt, Germany – 2010); The Munkanon Centre – The Model (Sligo, Ireland – 2010).
Log!c ?stem is presented at Flux Factory during our 2013 exhibition season, as part of Curatorial Carte Blanche, a blank slate for one visiting collective to present a project in line with Flux’s ethos of cultural enrichment through community building and supporting the creation of experimental collaborative work. Log!c ?stem is supported, in part, by National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by Arts Council England and the British Council.
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