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.
BEN CAIN - PERFORMANCE WITH EMMA HOETTE
Saturday 17th February at 3pm and 5pm
Performances with Emma Hoette for both times on the 17th are now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list please email us:
Ben Cain has worked with dancer, artist and choreographer Emma Hoette to bring about a performative intervention in the space of his exhibition Passive Imperative Participation Vibe. For this event Hoette will perform her own choreographed piece in the gallery responding to Cain’s installation and using individual artworks as props and supports for her body. Hoette’s activation of the artwork plays with Cain’s intention for these objects to be understood as event based and durational.
Places are free. Limited capacity.
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
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.
Artist Studio Museum Network
Flat Time House is delighted to announce we are now part of the Artist Studio Museum Network