Ben Cain - Passive Imperative Participation Vibe
26 January – 25 February 2018
Opening: Thursday 25 January - 6.30-8.30pm
Open: Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm
This solo exhibition by London and Zagreb based artist Ben Cain, brings together a new body of work that responds to John Latham’s thinking on time and the event based nature of objects. Drawing on the domestic spaces of Flat Time House Cain creates an installation throughout Latham’s former home. Cain’s work explores art’s ambiguous relationship to industry, commodification and immaterial labour. He is interested in how artworks might pose questions about what we think they are doing and, by implication, our role as viewers in their social and cultural production. For Passive Imperative Participation Vibe Cain has focused on a subjective experience of time via labour, leisure and domestic living.
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
Thurs - Sun 12-6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times - call 0207 207 4845
Knotted Mass II, Holly Slingsby Book Launch and In-Conversation Event
Thursday 8 February 2018 7-9pm
Holly Slingsby will be in conversation with writer Beth Bramich to celebrate the publication of Knotted Mass II, published by Publication Studio London in collaboration with The Bower.
Knotted Mass II is an artist’s book developed from Slingsby’s 2016 performance of the same name at a pop-up project, Finishing Touch, London. It includes texts and images from the performance, new drawings, photographic documentation, and a specially commissioned text by Beth Bramich. Books available to buy at the launch include a special edition bookmark with a strand of the artist's hair.
Knotted Mass II is published by Publication Studio London in collaboration with The Bower.
Mary Hurrell - Radical Affinities Residency
October 2017 - April 2018
Mary Hurrell will be on residence during October and November 2017 at FTHo, as part of the Radical Affinities collaborative curatorial project between Kunstraum and Flat Time House, London, supported by Cockayne, Grants for the Arts. During the residency Hurrell will be using the John Latham Archive to develop research towards a new body of work.
The Radical Affinities residency will culminate with a solo exhibition and performance at Kunstraum and FTHo in 2018.