SERP Reactivated: Reactivating the Archive

SERP Reactivated: Reactivating the Archive

Saturday 17th March 2-4pm

Free. Limited spaces available. Click here to book a place

Discussion event at FTHo led by Victoria Lane and Judy Vaknin with Barby Asante, Ben Cranfield, Barbara Steveni and Lloyd Trott.

SERP Reactivated artists Barby Asante and Barbara Steveni will contribute to this round table discussion around the Southwark Education Research Project archive and explore how the archive can be used beyond creating histories, to actively and performatively rethink the present.

The discussion is led by Victoria Lane and Judy Vaknin, co-editors of Archiving the Artist and they are joined by Ben Cranfield, Senior Tutor in Curatorial Theory at the Royal College of Art and Lloyd Trott, Dramaturg at RADA and a champion of SERP as lead of cultural review at Inner London Education Authority.

Following the discussion light refreshment will be provided and the opportunity to go on a tour of the Southwark Education Research Project Reactivated exhibition.

Fiona James and Jessica Wiesner – YOU ARE THAT TECHNICALITY

Fiona James and Jessica Wiesner – YOU ARE THAT TECHNICALITY

Saturday 3 March 2018, 11am-5.30pm


Free. Limited spaces available. Click here to book a place

PS/Y’S Hysteria programme and Flat Time House present a daylong workshop with Fiona James and Jessica Wiesner. As artists and researchers coming from a sculptural background, Fiona James and Jessica Wiesner consider neurological plasticity to be a sculpt-able surface. Building on their previous collaborative practice, this daylong workshop investigates trauma and involuntary gesture as manifestations of the assertion that ‘the body critiques its environment’ (James/Wiesner).

Following an introduction to Polyvagal theory, participants are invited to take part in embodied exercises and group discussion to consider the body as a site of continual adaption, addressing how control, security, neglect and transience work for, and against, typical notions of subjectivity. This will be followed by an experience of Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), a series of simple exercises activating natural reflex mechanisms to assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma.

Due to the nature of the workshop, there are a limited number of places and a requirement to commit to the whole day. A meal will be provided and shared during the workshop.

Hysteria is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London from August 2017 - April 2018.



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.

To book tickets please click here


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