Stine Marie Jacobsen - Law Shifters
11 May–27 May 2018
Opening: Thursday 10 May 6-9pm
Workshop for teenagers: Saturday 12 May 12noon-4pm
In conversation event: Tuesday 22 May 7-8pm
Flat Time House presents for the first time in London a project by Danish artist Stine Marie Jacobsen. Law Shifters engages young citizens in the vicinity of FTHo, Peckham and Camberwell, in law and democracy by giving them the chance to act as both judges and lawmakers. What would your verdict be to real court cases, and how would you rewrite the laws in your country so that they would be fairer?
The Law Shifters project makes young people discuss their political opinions, ethical views and sense of justice as they re-judge real court cases and write new law proposals that reflect the reality that they are part of today. At FTHo Jacobsen, with experienced lawyer Sarah Andrew, will be working with teenagers to apply this methodology to UK criminal law, the stop and search law (Sus Law) and racial profiling.
Law Shifters is curated in collaboration with independent curator Lotte Juul Petersen, working with artist and Lawyer Sarah Andrew and Art Assassins, the South London Gallery's young people's programme. Law Shifters is the main cultural project during the Danish chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe November 2017 to May 2018. It is supported with funding from the Danish Arts Foundation.
Mary Hurrell - 3 (OXIORCAD)
Saturday 28 April from 7.30 pm
Performance starts: 7:58 pm
Event ends: 9 pm
Mary Hurrell’s 3 (OXIORCAD) is a 40 minute choreographed performative event with live soundscape that takes place across sunset between 7:58pm - 8:38pm at Flat Time House.
3 (OXIORCAD) is the result of a research residency Hurrell undertook working with the John Latham archive. This exhibition as event forms the third part of a project, produced in collaboration with Kunstraum, London, which maps changes in state of an amorphous body. Time is used as a material in Hurrell’s work, acting as a counterbalance to movement, a force of friction or fluidity to form. The trilogy is conceived as one; choreography stretched over time and space via iterations in past, present and future. Part three of the project 3 (OXIORCAD) concludes the project and delivers the work's final ’liquid’ state.
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
Wed - Sun 12-6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times - call 0207 207 4845
SERP Reactivated at Tate Exchange
At Tate Exchange 18 - 22 April 2018
Between 1989 and 1995 the Southwark Education Research Project engaged over 1,500 children and teachers by placing artists in fifteen schools across the London borough of Southwark. For this radical project, artists John Latham, Barbara Steveni, Rita Keegan, Carlyle Reedy and David Carr looked at the role of contemporary art in relation to learning and educational restructuring. This exhibition revisits SERP’s significance at a time when the arts in education are increasingly under threat from shifts in policy and the contraction of opportunity for young people to engage with art and culture in-school.
At Tate Exchange you will have the opportunity to learn about the radical Southwark Education Research Project and take part in reactivating its archive with artists Barbara Steveni and Barby Asante.
Sophie Mallett - Our gelatinous past
26 April 7–9.30pm
Free event, limited space. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
The Bad Vibes Club presents Sophie Mallett, who will be leading a live listening and screening session. In this speculative docufiction video, jellyfish are cast as the protagonists of a new era in geopolitics. Global warming has disrupted ocean currents and their dependent trade routes, simultaneously halting trade relationships and enabling epic blooms of our gelatinous overlords.
The Bad Vibes Club Presents...
Flat Time House is hosting The Bad Vibes Club in 2017-18, a forum for research into negative states, founded by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau in 2014. From April to June 2018 the group have programmed a series of events to take place at FTHo.
Events include artists' film screening and discussion, critical discussion, live action role playing, a dinner event, and the launch of the Bad Vibes Club's new publication. Upcoming events are with Sophie Mallett, Hamish Macpherson & Adam James, Beth Bramich & Kathryn Siegel, Residence Kitchen and the Bad Vibes Club.All events free, but places are limited.
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SOPHIE MALLETT – OUR GELATINOUS PAST
Live listening and screening session
Thursday 26th April 7-9:30pm
Hamish MacPherson and Adam James - 'Have you come here to play Jesus?'
A LARP written by Masha Bugayova, Zhenja Karachun, Olga Rudak and Nastassia Sinitsyna
Saturday 5th May, 1-5:30pm
Beth Bramich/Kathryn Siegel - Love, Labour, Loss
A screening programme of feminist film on the theme of affective and reproductive labour
17th May, 7-9:30pm
A recurring, scored, hosted space for approaching problems of Residence
Friday 1st June 7-10pm
Bad Vibes Club PUBLICATION LAUNCH
Thursday 7th June, 6-9pm
Come and join The Bad Vibes Club to celebrate the end of their season of events at Flat Time House, and the launch of their publication the Feeling Bad Reader.
John Latham: Skoob Works Lisson Gallery, New York
2 May–16 June 2018
Lisson Gallery presents its first New York exhibition of British artist John Latham (1921–2006). The exhibition reveals Latham’s remarkable multi-faceted practice through works made throughout his career, focusing on his “skoob” pieces, and highlighting his powerful contribution and lasting influence on the global development of Conceptual art.