SERP Reactivated: Reactivating the Archive
Saturday 17th March 2-4pm
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
Saturday 3 March 2018, 11am-5.30pm
DAYLONG WORKSHOP WITH FIONA JAMES AND JESSICA WIESNER
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.
Techno Medioevo Age of Future Reloaded
1 March - 16 June 2018
An exhibition of painting, installation, artificial intelligence and robotics.
The Museum of the Order of Saint John
St John’s Gate, 26 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4DA
Ben Cain - In Conversation
Thursday 22nd February 7-8pm
Ben Cain will be in conversation with FTHo curator Gareth Bell-Jones on his exhibition Passive Imperative Participation Vibe. Cain will discuss themes that are recurrent throughout his practice and specifically in the installation at Flat Time House. The discussion will place particular emphasis on John Latham and Ben Cain's use of objects as a means to convey duration and the means by which Cain adapted his artwork for a domestic environment.
This event is free and no booking is required.
20 February 2018, 6.30-9pm
Kunstraum, 21 Roscoe Street
Whipped Up is a collaborative project by of a group of graduating students form the Royal College of Art. Working alongside curator Gareth Bell-Jones and researcher Marina Hadjilouca the group has been exploring the concept of instruction art at FTHo. The exhibition is based on a set of instructions written anonymously by each of the artists. A selection of these instructions have been physically ‘whipped up’ in the gallery space in 8 hours and will be on show at a private view at Kunstraum.
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.
Knotted Mass II, Holly Slingsby Book Launch and In-Conversation Event
Thursday 8 February 2018 7-9pm
Holly Slingsby will be in conversation with writer Beth Bramich to celebrate the publication of Knotted Mass II, published by Publication Studio London in collaboration with The Bower.
Knotted Mass II is an artist’s book developed from Slingsby’s 2016 performance of the same name at a pop-up project, Finishing Touch, London. It includes texts and images from the performance, new drawings, photographic documentation, and a specially commissioned text by Beth Bramich. Books available to buy at the launch include a special edition bookmark with a strand of the artist's hair.
Knotted Mass II is published by Publication Studio London in collaboration with The Bower.
GEFANGENE DER GESCHICHTE - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf Christian Jendreiko and his guests are looking at John Latham
Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th January 2018 Daily 2–6 pm
Giles Bailey, Wilfried Dörstel, Christian Jendreiko, Sam Watson
Between 6, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf: John Latham gathers the APG and other guests from the arts, industry and politics around a table to exchange ideas about the objectives and understanding of the arts within society.
Akademie (Arbeitstitel), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf: Christian Jendreiko gathers his guests Giles Bailey, Wilfried Dörstel and Sam Watson and all visitors who wish to contribute something, around a table to exchange ideas about John Latham, APG and the objectives and understanding of the arts within society.
Part of the exhibition Akademie (Arbeitstitel)
Mobile Exhibition – A Bigger Profile Jeff Gibbons & Jo Melvin with Joschi Herczeg
Preview: Monday 11th December 6-8pm
Exhibition Continues: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th Dec 12-6pm
Mobile Exhibition, BAG BOOK, A bigger PR-o-file by Jeffrey Maudlin Sloth
A performance an exhibition and a pamphlet launch.
Organised by Jo Melvin
Lina Hermsdorf - In Conversation
Thursday 2nd November 7-8pm
Lina Hermsdorf will be in conversation with FTHo curator Gareth Bell-Jones on her exhibition State 0 - her ambitious installation throughout John Latham's studio home. Hermsdorf will discuss themes that are recurrent throughout her practice and specifically in the installation at Flat Time House and previously at Künstlerhaus Bremen. State 0’s relationship to her wider practice will be considered and her affinity with FTHo as a 'living sculpture' and John Latham's artwork at large, with particular discussion on the emphasis on Latham’s symbolic use of glass as a medium.
This event is free and no booking is required.
Lina Hermsdorf - State 0 - Performance with Emmy Beber
Sunday 8th October at 3pm and 5pm | Saturday 4th November at 3pm and 5pm
Lina Hermsdorf has worked with performer Emmy Beber to bring about a series of performances as interventions in the space of her exhibition State 0. Using the exhibition space as a set, Beber will at times speak both live and lip-synched, recite biographical and virtual narratives and perform externalised and internal selves.
Performances are free or pay what you like.
Serpentine Saturday Talks Gareth Bell-Jones on John Latham
Serpentine Gallery Saturday 13th May 3pm
Flat Time House Curator/Director Gareth Bell-Jones leads a tour of the exhibition, A World View: John Latham at the Serpentine Gallery. In addition to giving context and backgroud information on specific artworks, he will also use artworks in the space as tools towards exploring Latham's understanding of time and mode of thinking.
Event is Free, no booking required.
John Latham included in 'VIVA ARTE VIVA' at The Venice Biennale
13 May - 26 November
Seventeen works by John Latham will be included in this year's Venice Biennale, opening to the public on 13 May. The 57th edition, titled 'VIVA ARTE VIVA', is curated by Christine Macel.
This year's Biennale is organized into nine pavilions or 'chapters'. Latham's works will be on view in the 'Pavilion of Artists and Books'.
EVEN DUST CAN BURST INTO FLAMES ARCADE, 87 Lever Street, London
10 May - 3 June
ANNA BARHAM, KIT CRAIG, JEREMIAH DAY, JOHN LATHAM
Preview Tuesday May 9, 6-8pm
Until June 3, 2017
Wednesday - Saturday, 12.00 - 18.00 and by appointment
Group exhibition featuring work by John Latham alongside others including Anna Barham, whose work features in the FTHo exhibition Living Sculpture. The exhibition will include material created through Barham's recent event at FTHo We May be Ready to Have Verbal Intercourse.
Arcade Fine Arts - 87 Lever Street, London, EC1V 3RA
This Has NOT Been Cancelled Chelsea College of Arts
Tuesday 2nd May 5.30-8pm
A rare lecture recording and two films by John Latham form the starting point for three conversations around the themes Not Knowing, Flat Time (House), and the Artist Placement Group/the artist as Incidental Person by invited artists, writers and curators including Gill Addison, Gareth Bell-Jones, Paul Clinton, Katherine Jackson, William Kherbek and Jo Melvin.
Chelsea College of Arts Banqueting Hall
16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU London, United Kingdom
Free, all welcome, no need to book.
FTHO TALKS #3 | THE BRAIN
Sunday April 30th - 4pm
Athanasios Velios in conversation with Katherine Jackson
Athanasios Velios, Reader in Documentation at the Ligatus Research Centre, UAL, was principle investigator of “Archive as Event”, the project for which the online John Latham Archive was created. Art historian and FTHo archivist Katherine Jackson will join Velios to discuss the creation and use of the John Latham Archive and the application of the artist’s Event structure theory as a basis for the archive’s organisation.
DAVID TOOP, RIE NAKAJIMA AND LUCIE STEPANKOVA
Sat 29th April - 4pm
Live Sound Performance
David Toop is a composer/musician, author and curator who has worked in many fields of sound art and music, including improvisation, sound installations, field recordings, pop music production, music for television, theatre and dance. He was also a long-time collaborator with John Latham. For this live sound performance event Toop will collaborate with Rie Nakajima and Lucie Stepankova to respond to the space and history of Flat Time House.
FTHO TALKS #2 | THE BODY EVENT
Sunday April 23rd - 4pm
John-Paul latham in conversation with Harriet Latham
One of John Latham’s three children, John-Paul Latham will be in discussion with granddaughter Harriet Latham to recall FTHo as a domestic environment and home. In a convivial atmosphere they will talk on how John Latham lived and worked in the space from the early 1980s up to its transformation to a living sculpture in 2003 and how that led to the founding of the art space it is today.
Anna Barham | We May be Ready to Have Verbal Intercourse
Saturday 22nd April - 2pm
We May be Ready to Have Verbal Intercourse is a live production reading group lead by the artist Anna Barham for a small group of participants. In Barham's reading groups, meaning proliferates from the physical surface of language - the sound, rhythm & cadence of the voice - recalling John Latham’s use of language in the work THE.
For this reading group, Barham will use text from Latham’s Object Lectures and other writings as source material to be processed through the participants’ readings and speech recognition software. Slipping from version to version, syntax and meaning ebb and flow in the unpunctuated blocks output by the computer so that each reader must ‘re-author’ the text in order to perform it. The work extends Barham’s concerns with the subjectivities created as language passes between different bodies and technologies.
Booking required. Reserve a place here
FTHo Talks #1 | The Mind The Hand
3-5pm Sunday 9th April
John Hill in conversation with Elisa Kay
Jakob Jakobsen in conversation with Claire Louise Staunton
Flat Time House is hosting a series of informal in-discussion events with significant figures in the development of the institution. The conversations moderated by Gareth Bell-Jones will take place over successive weeks addressing the Mind, Brain, Body Event and Hand of the living sculpture. On Sunday April 9th we will hear from The Mind and The Hand.