Gut Reactions: Watch, Read, Chat

Part reading-group, part-film club, and part-social, Gut-Reactions returns for its newest series of Study Room Sessions at LADA on the third Tuesday of every month starting November 2019.

Each month there will be a selected reading available from LADA that will be available to read in advance. Or, just turn up and get involved in the chat. We will also watch selected documentation from the archive to inform conversation.

We will be watching courageous performances that come into dialogue with the reading.

Gut Reactions is always a relaxed and open setting that provides the opportunity for anyone to come and ask questions, discover new things and to encounter the unexpected.

Please join the Gut Reactions mailing list via the booking link to receive the reading material for each session and to be kept up to date.


Tuesday 19 November
The group will read from It’s Time: how Live Art is taking on the world from the front line to the bottom line.

Tuesday 17 December

Tuesday 21 January
GUT REACTIONS IS MIRACULOUS. The group will read from Anne Bean: Self Etc and watch alchemic performances that come into dialogue with the reading.

Tuesday 18 February
GUT REACTIONS IS WILD.  The group will read from Awkwoods: Daniel Oliver’s Dyspraxic Adventures in Participatory Performance and watch chaotic performances that come into dialogue with the reading.

Tuesday 17 March
GUT REACTIONS IS FALLING DOWN. The group will read the interview between Kira O’Reilly and Franko B from Untitled (Bodies) and watch courageous performances that come into dialogue with the reading.

Tuesday 21 April

Banner image credit:

People using the Study Room. Image by LADA.

Latest events

Go By The Book

25 Feb 2020

A celebration to launch Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation ed. by Roberta Mock and Mary Paterson.

Read more

LADA Screens: selina bonelli

13 Feb 2020

A screening of (re)collecting (f)ears, a film documenting a number of performances by the artist selina bonelli.

Read more

Fat Activist Vernacular: eBook Launch

29 Jan 2020

The launch of a new eBook by Dr Charlotte Cooper exploring fat activist language. The evening will feature  an interview with Charlotte, fat readings and a fat discussion.

Read more

Extreme Performance Association – a gathering

23 Jan 2020

A gathering to support ‘extreme performance artists’, considering strategies for managing safety, risk management, fees and techniques, and to support programmers and producers in understanding the specific needs of your work.

Read more

MIGRANTS MAKE CULTURE: Together against the Hostile Environment – LADA Bibliotheque

18 Jan 2020

An Activation Day for migrants, people of colour and allies working in the cultural sector, aiming to connect and build a movement able to resist the government’s Hostile Environment Policy, and to work towards a cultural sector for us all to thrive.

Read more

Dissenting Bodies Marking Time – Study Movie Room and Bibliotheque

08 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020

LADA has curated a Bibliotheque and video review as part of the next iteration of Venice International Performance Art Week.

Read more

LADA Festive Fair 2019

08 Dec 2019

Join us for LADA’s second annual Festive Fair on Sunday 8 December.

Read more