NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings LAUNCH EVENT
Friday 25 October 2019 6pm–9pm Readings from 7.30pm
Please join us for the launch of NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings guest edited by the MA Writing programme at the Royal College of Art. There will be refreshments, readings from contributors, and journals for sale.
NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings features works by students from the MA Writing Programme at the Royal College of Art and an afterword by Brian Dillon. This collection of essays, short stories, and images explore what happens when the domestic, the home, and the body are alienated from their most basic associations and given new ones. In these works, the threshold between house and street, the distinction between the public and private, becomes porous and inexhaustibly complex.
CONSTELLATIONS AT LIFE REWIRED AT THE BARBICAN
Wednesday 30 October 4–8pm Barbican, Life Rewired Hub, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
Constellations invites you to take part in three unique workshops taking place as part of the Life Rewired season at the Barbican. Through collaboration, co-creation and peer-to-peer learning methodologies, each workshop explores the implications of an accelerated, networked lifestyle on human relations. All sessions are free and advance booking is recommended.
“There is, I know, a gestational commune —and I want to live in it…” A reading group
Please join us in the kitchen of Flat Time House for a reading group centred on Sophie Lewis's recently-published book, Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family. In her revolutionary text, Lewis departs from Marxist feminism's dream of full reproductive automation, arguing for solidarity with gestation workers. Dismantling the rhetoric of the anti-surrogacy movement, Lewis proposes that surrogacy, in its exceptional status as a global capital stream, object of (re)legislation, and overt feminisation, presents the starting point for a renewed utopian communism.
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
Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times – call 0207 207 4845
The Impossible University
After some years of nomadic existence, The Impossible University are taking up residence at Flat Time House from the autumn of 2019. We will continue to gather in the insistent and determined spirit of an anti-institution as a place of exchange and camaraderie that might lead to new ways of working or producing.
Publication Scaffold As part of Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Friday 22 November & Saturday 23 November 2019
Gene Beery / Gareth Bell-Jones / Elisabetta Benassi / John Carson / Adam Chodzko / Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty / Wayne Daly / Emanuele De Donno & Viaindustriae / Barry Flanagan / John Hutchinson / Ramon Kassam / John Latham / Vukašin Nedeljkovic of Asylum Archive / Renata Pękowska / Cesare Pietroiusti / Juan Sandoval / Dan Starling and more.
FTHo's Curator/Director Gareth Bell-Jones will be speaking about John Latham’s challenges to ideas of perceived knowledge at Publication Scaffold, a series of events, performances, installations and discussions during the opening weekend of 2019’s Dublin Art Book Fair.
Curated by Jo Melvin, Michele Horrigan & Sean Lynch
NOIT — 4 Reflections
by Noa Latham
NOIT is a creative journal published by Flat Time House. Comprising new writing and visual contributions, NOIT explores the theoretical concerns and artwork of John Latham (1921–2006), and their continued relevance.
The fourth edition, NOIT — 4 Reflections, is dedicated to writing by Noa Latham on his father’s art and ideas. It provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of John Latham’s cosmology printed to date and combines a decades long critical investigation into his fathers work with intimate account of their time together.
NOIT — 4 Reflections is in a new larger format and full colour. It is available for £15
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW from the FTHo website