The Shift Eight Years of Flat Time House
20 April 2016 - 29 May 2016 | Opening 20 April, 6.30–8.30pm
In the eight years since Flat Time House opened, the stencil letters sprayed by John Latham on the walls stating 'the shift' have been a constant, ever-present amongst the works in exhibitions and a backdrop to all the events and discussions that have taken place. Their presence refers to the shift in perception from rational to intuitive thought, as well as the paradigm shift that would be required for the establishment to take on board the new cosmology presented by Latham’s theory of ‘Flat Time’.
Tears Shared Marc Camille Chaimowicz featuring Bruno Pelassy
16 June 2016 - 31 July 2016 | Opening 15 June, 6.30–8.30pm
Tears Shared is the final exhibition at Flat Time House.
The Shift Sticker
Take a little piece of Flat Time House home with you! For The Shift exhibition, Antony Hudek has created stickers of the phrase 'the shift' replicated exactly as it appears on the walls throughout Flat Time House. Their presence refers to the shift in perception from rational to intuitive thought as well as the paradigm shift that would be required for the establishment to take on board the new cosmology presented by Latham’s theory of ‘Flat Time’.
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.