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'.
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.
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.
Louisa Martin Lossy Ecology Publication launch
8 April 2017
LOUISA MARTIN LOSSY ECOLOGY PUBLICATION LAUNCH
4-6pm Sat 8 April
Lossy Ecology is a new publication conceived and edited by Louisa Martin and published by Flat Time House. Borrowing from Latham’s Flat Time as well as Alfred Jarry’s ‘pataphysics, the book explores atypical experiences of embodiment, focusing on autism, with the aim of outlining a new body concept that is time-oriented.
For the launch event Martin will create a performative environment at FTHowhich will contain a reading from the book,an introduction to Flat Time by Gareth Bell-Jones, a talk by Sabel Gavaldon on ecologies of experience, followed by an in-conversation with the artist.
Supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award
JOHN LATHAM'S LECTURES AT RAVEN ROW
25 March 2017
Continuous Performances 2-5pm
During his time at Gallery House, John Latham wrote a number of text scores titled Lectures, each only a few minutes long. These will be performed for the first time since 1973 by artists, writers and performers including Patrick Goddard, Holly Pester, Carlyle Reedy and Sue Tompkins.
This event forms part of the closing weekend of Raven Row's exhibition This Way Out of England: Gallery House in Retrospect. Seven weekends of performances, screenings and discussions
A SEASON OF LATHAM AT THE SERPENTINE
2 March - 21 May 2017
A WORLD VIEW: JOHN LATHAM
Flat Time House is delighted to be working with the Serpentine Galleries as they host a new exhibition that encompasses all strands of Latham’s extraordinary practice, including sculpture, installation, painting, film, land art, engineering, found-object assemblage, performance and the artist’s theoretical writings.
SPEAK: TANIA BRUGUERA, DOUGLAS GORDON, LAURE PROUVOST AND CALLY SPOONER Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Speak, at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, brings together four artists – Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost, Cally Spooner – and coincides with the Serpentine Gallery’s survey of the late British conceptual artist John Latham.
Thur 21 July, Peckham Liberal Club
Please join us for our NOIT-3 Journal launch event featuring a talk by Roger Cook at the Peckham Liberal Club
Mental Furniture Conceptual Yard Sale
14 May 2016 1pm – 5pm
An educational bring and buy sale as part of the closing programme for Flat Time House.
Rory Pilgrim - The Open Sky - Book Launch With Special Guest Susie Green
20 February, 2016 | 5.00–7.00pm
Thinking Through Publishing
12 February, 2016 | 10am–5.30pm Offsite at Central St Martins
Thinking Through Publishing is a peer-learning seminar for arts workers, or students interested in the subject, looking to examine different aspects and ways of publishing within the arts.The programme is designed to consider the possibilities of publishing as an expanded form of their programme. There will be three panels looking at different models, including print, digital alternatives and what publishing aims to do. Speakers include Francesca Vinter (Whitechapel), Christian Hiller (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) and Jane Rolo (Book Works).
14 – 22 November | Opening 13 November 7pm
Curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas and Jennifer Teets
Offsite at Royal College of Art Dyson Gallery, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN