Anna Barham /S/T/R/O/B/E////L/I/C/K////
25 November – 16 January Opening Day: Thursday 25 November 12–8pm
Now forget everything you ever k-n- ew or thought or saw, and imagine there was nothing, nothing a-t all. A blank, dark nothing.
Working between text, live event, video and installation, Anna Barham uses the written and spoken word as a source and as medium. Her artwork explores how language transforms, and what subjectivities are created as it moves between different bodies and technologies over time. Her solo exhibition for Flat Time House, produced in collaboration with partner Arcade, is the culmination of five years of engagement with John Latham’s writing and with his archive.
We may be ready to have verbal intercourse (trailer)
24 November 2021–16 January 2022
ANNA BARHAM, We may be ready to have verbal intercourse (trailer)
2017, HD video, 2 minutes 23 seconds
Presented as part of Anna Barham's exhibition /S/T/R/O/B/E////L/I/C/K////, 25 November 2021 – 16 January 2022.
Constellations 2022 Open call for artists, curators, producers, and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art
Deadline: 9 January 2022
Flat Time House is pleased to announce the open call for Constellations, a free, nine-month learning and development programme for artists, curators, producers, and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art. Constellations is curated and delivered by UP Projects, working in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial. By ‘the expanded field of public art’, we mean the work that happens at the intersection of contemporary art and culture, social practice, and the public realm.
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.
Thursday – Saturday 12–6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times – call 0207 207 4845
Vote Barbara Steveni for a Southwark Blue Plaque!
Artist, archivist and archive Barbara Steveni (1928–2020) has been nominated for a Southwark Blue Plaque. From 1985–2020 Barbara lived and worked in her home at Anstey Road, Peckham.
Candidates with connections to the borough are put forward by Southwark News and Southwark Heritage Association for the national English Heritage scheme. Southwark Council has seen over fifty placed across the borough as part of the scheme.
To vote for Barbara, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Voting closes at midnight on November 30.
JOHN LATHAM COLLECTION CATALOGUING
In addition to the John Latham archive, Flat Time House is home to a collection of John Latham artwork which until now has never been the subject of sustained investigation. A new research space for these items is currently being developed by AHRC funded researcher Sean Ketteringham to allow greater access to the materials by both education groups and artists. The cataloguing of the collection will build upon the experimental structure of the John Latham Archive. The creative archival methodologies we employ explore how cataloguing and storage processes relate to Latham’s ideas of knowledge and confusion, destruction, authority, community, and landscape.
/origin\forward/slash\ is the infrathin banner under which, behind which and through which a band of artists and philosophers are exploring their mutual fascinations and antagonisms with Martin Heidegger’s essay The Origin of the Work of Art (1950).
Currently on a remote placement due to Covid 19, the group have extended John Latham’s body-based floor plan of Flat Time House with an additional virtual room, ‘the other hand.’ Here they co-habit from time to time, using the web interface as a way of experimenting with formats for visual and verbal thinking together and adding victuals to their archive cabinet.
The /origin\forward/slash\ group are Steven Claydon (Independent), Marie Hay (De Montfort University), Sacha Golob (Kings College, London), Jo Malt (Kings College, London), Hester Reeve (Sheffield Hallam University), Mark Titmarsh (University of Technology, Sydney), Georgios Tsagdis (Leiden University | Erasmus University Rotterdam). This project is lead by Hester Reeve (Reader in Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University) in association with The Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts (Kings College London).
The /origin\forward/slash\ group will host a live online event in June 2021 and launch an exhibition at Flat Time House in 2022.