FTHo opening hours
Flat Time House is closed over the summer break. Please sign up to our newsletter for updates on our autumn programme, beginning in October 2022.
Archive of Destruction Reader I Publication launch
Tuesday 4 October 6.30–8pm
Join us to celebrate the publication of the first Archive of Destruction reader.
Curator and writer Jes Fernie will introduce the archive and the reader at 7pm. She will be joined by Gareth Bell-Jones (Director, Flat Time House) and Jo Melvin (curator and writer) who will briefly respond to the provocations embedded within the archive.
The reader includes conversations, texts, stories, artworks, and pictures by artists, curators and writers, including Joe Namy, Marianne Wagner, Kasper König, Britta Peters, Vanessa Onwuemezi, Marysia Lewandowska, Horacio Zabala, Candice Purwin, and Joanna Rajkowska.
SITE REPORT BOOK LAUNCH
20 September 2022 6.30–8pm
Theatrum Mundi is pleased to invite you to the launch of Site Report, its latest book by Glasgow based artist Rhona Warwick Paterson. The book was commissioned as part of Rhona’s fellowship with Theatrum Mundi. Rhona is a visual artist, poet and research practitioner whose principle research interests have focussed on the contexts and processes of creativity in response to urban space.
Flat Time House will host the launch of the book with a public reading of the text introducing some of the characters inhabiting the book.
Constellations ° Assemblies Online Event Programme
Taking place between March and November 2022, Constellations ° Assemblies are series of free online events curated and delivered by UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial. The events are open to all artists, curators and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art.
Constellations ° Cohort Announcement
The Constellations ° Cohort is a group of artists, curators, producers, and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art. The cohort will take part in Constellations, a free, nine month learning and development programme, curated and delivered by UP Projects, working in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial. By ‘the expanded field of public art’, we mean the work that happens at the intersection of contemporary art and culture, social practice, and the public realm.
We are pleased to announce this years cohort are Amina Lawal Agoro, Benedict Rutherford, Jordan Rowe, Kate Mahony, Laura Eldret, Manon Awst, Monica Tolia, Nisha Duggal, Rebecca Moss and Taey Iohe.
Flat Time House (FTHo) was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture, naming it FTHo after his theory of time, ‘Flat Time’. Until his death, Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as a gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance. It also provides a centre for alternative learning, which includes the John Latham archive, and an artist's residency space.
Thursday – Saturday 12–6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times – call 0207 207 4845
WATCH NOW: THE JOHN LATHAM ARCHIVE AT FLAT TIME HOUSE
6 January 2022
Art360 have made a short film introducing the John Latham Archive. This film marks the completion of an ambitious five year project making photographic material from the archive fully accessible for the first time.
These materials were digitised, catalogued and re-housed by Flat Time House archives assistant Sarah Millet, with funding by Art360 and additional support from the John Latham Foundation.
FTHO collaborating with Wayi Wayi Art Studio & Gallery (Livingstone, Zambia) on cultural exchange research project
Flat Time House (FTHo) is working with Wayi Wayi Art Studio and Gallery, founded by artist couple Agness Buya and Lawrence Yombwe, in Livingstone, Zambia, as part of a British Council funded research project to support direct exchange between artists in the UK and Zambia. FTHo and Wayi Wayi support artists with socially engaged practices, and have a focus on engendering inter-generational exchange. Both organisations are currently building residency programmes with the aim of fostering international dialogue. Over the next six months, Wayi Wayi and FTHo will be learning more about each other’s unique context: looking at how artists in both countries work with sustainable materials; and also how artists in both countries work with non-art organisations to effect social change.
/origin\forward/slash\ is the infrathin banner under which, behind which and through which a band of artists and philosophers are exploring their mutual fascinations and antagonisms with Martin Heidegger’s essay The Origin of the Work of Art (1950).
Currently on a remote placement due to Covid 19, the group have extended John Latham’s body-based floor plan of Flat Time House with an additional virtual room, ‘the other hand.’ Here they co-habit from time to time, using the web interface as a way of experimenting with formats for visual and verbal thinking together and adding victuals to their archive cabinet.
The /origin\forward/slash\ group are Steven Claydon (Independent), Marie Hay (De Montfort University), Sacha Golob (Kings College, London), Jo Malt (Kings College, London), Hester Reeve (Sheffield Hallam University), Mark Titmarsh (University of Technology, Sydney), Georgios Tsagdis (Leiden University | Erasmus University Rotterdam). This project is lead by Hester Reeve (Reader in Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University) in association with The Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts (Kings College London).
The /origin\forward/slash\ group will host a live online event in June 2021 and launch an exhibition at Flat Time House in 2022.