Notes on the vertiginous
Saturday 30 May 2015 14:00 – 17:00
Flat Time House in partnership with LUX Artists’ Moving Image present Notes on the vertiginous, an afternoon screening and series of presentations
Scene Three: The Square
Wednesday 13 May, 7.00pm. Offsite at the Peckham Plex
Flat Time House presents the third event of The Best Scene is Off-Screen, a monthly programme of film, performance and discussion, off-site at the nearby Peckham Plex. Responding to research conducted for The Movie Movie Show (The Pneuwritten) by John Latham and by the Eventstructure Research Group led by Jeff Shaw, the programme looks at the potential for a theatre of the everyday.
N-U Graduate Resident 2015 Announced
Following an open call, we are pleased to announce Fiona Marron will be the 2015 N-U graduate artist, developing new work at Flat Time House for 4 weeks this spring before returning in summer with a public presentation.
2 April–17 May | Opening 1 April 6–9pm
’pataphysics and transactions between Barry Flanagan and John Latham
Curated by Jo Melvin, Palindromes looks at Barry Flanagan and John Latham’s preoccupation with ’pataphysics.
Save Flat Time House
Flat Time House Institute needs to buy and conserve
its home, John Latham’s living sculpture, FTHo, or face closure.
Please help us safeguard the future of this unique space.
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, John 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.
Property Guardian Upcoming exhibition by Alex Frost
5 June – 2 August
Property Guardian was developed during the winter of 2014/15 while Alex Frost was recipient of the Phynance Residency. During his tenancy he made and developed a body of new mixed media sculptures and drawings that use and manipulate motifs relating to the home and domesticity. A reflexive exercise, these works have been made whilst living and working in a home, gallery and archive and directly reference this very particular situation. In addition to being a response to the house these works have been developed from investigations into the role of artists within a community, more specifically Peckham, and the way that the living conditions of artists have been politicised through the current culture of property speculation, focusing in particular on property guardianship programmes. This work is made not from a critical distance but from a more conflicted position.
The Incidental Person: Julika Gittner
August 2014 – 2015
Julika Gittner is currently undertaking a long-term residency with Flat Time House and Southwark Council Planning Department. Julika will be observing planning processes with a particular focus on regeneration and the ‘designing out’ of so-called anti-social activities. She will be looking at how abstract political decisions translate into physical realities in public spaces through a process involving meetings, workshops, and objects.
NOIT – 2
Published June 2014
Flat Time House is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of NOIT, FTHo's creative journal published in conjunction with Camberwell Press. NOIT–2, guest edited by Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, considers how burning, an action predominant in Latham's ideas, has been deployed by artists in various ways.