Southwark Education Research Project: Reactivated
At FTHo 16 March – 8 April 2018 /// Opening: 15 March 6-9pm
At Tate Exchange 18 - 22 April 2018
Between 1989 and 1995 the Southwark Education Research Project engaged over 1,500 children and teachers by placing artists in fifteen schools across the London borough of Southwark. For this radical project, artists John Latham, Barbara Steveni, Rita Keegan, Carlyle Reedy and David Carr looked at the role of contemporary art in relation to learning and educational restructuring. This exhibition revisits SERP’s significance at a time when the arts in education are increasingly under threat from shifts in policy and the contraction of opportunity for young people to engage with art and culture in-school.
SERP Reactivated will draw on significant archives of the original 1989 – 1995 SERP Project, alongside new work created through collaboration between Barby Asante and Barbara Steveni with current Southwark school children.
SERP Reactivated is part of a wider project organised by Peckham Platform which will also travel to Tate Exchange.
Mary Hurrell - 2 (Aerial) Kunstraum, London
Opening: Friday 9 March 6:30 - 9pm
Exhibition at Kunstraum, 21 Roscoe Street, London
Performance on 24 March
Exhibition continues until 14 April
Mary Hurrell's 2 (Aerial) is the second part of a project, produced in collaboration between Kunstraum and Flat Time House, which maps changes in state of an amorphous body. The trilogy is conceived as one choreography stretched over time and space. Time is used as a material in Hurrell's work, acting as a counterbalance to movement, a force of friction or fluidity to form.
Having departed from resistant, glacial motion and crystallized forms in 1 (Pitch), 2 (Aerial) moves to a lower viscosity. The dominant materials in 2 (Aerial) – glass and rubber – share characteristics of conversion; structures between solid and liquid states. The transition between states is expressed through sound, video and choreography. The recorded voice stretches into an elongated soundscape, mapping an intangible body. Glass sculptures rest suspended in space; melding the conflicting characteristics of weight and transparency. States of intimacy and distance collapse and conjoin as the cyclical movement of two projected bodies fuse together.
Hurrell's project follows on from a research residency at Flat Time House in London and the performance 1 (Pitch), organized by Fluent, held at Centro Botin, Santander, Spain. The Cycle will conclude with an event at Flat Time House on 28 April.
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.
Flat Time House,
210 Bellenden Rd, London,
SE15 4BW, UK
Wed - Sun 12-6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times - call 0207 207 4845
The Bad Vibes Club
Next Reading Group: Wednesday 11th April, 7pm
Flat Time House is hosting The Bad Vibes Club in 2017-18, a forum for research into negative states, founded by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau in 2014
Please come along! All welcome, if you haven't managed to make the reading groups before, now is a great time to start.
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