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’.
Mental Furniture Conceptual Yard Sale
14 May 2016 1pm – 5pm
An educational bring and buy sale as part of the closing programme for Flat Time House.
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.