The Bad Vibes Club Publication Launch
Come and join The Bad Vibes Club to celebrate the end of their season of events at Flat Time House, and the launch of their Bad Vibes Reader — a group of texts for online distribution. Includes drinks, readings and music.
The new publication documents The Bad Vibes Club's programme of events at Flat Time House and features contributions from Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Hamish MacPherson, Sophie Mallett, Tessa Norton, Residence Kitchen (Jonathan Hoskins and Susannah Worth) and Kathryn Siegel. The Bad Vibes Reader is designed by Flaminia Rossi and edited by Beth Bramich and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau.
Welcoming Ghosts - Constellations
2 June 2018
Saturday, 2 June 2018
Welcoming Ghosts is a day-long workshop taking place at Flat Time House, organised by Constellations exploring how collaborative practices are influenced by embodied histories. Constellations group members are; Beverley Bennett, Connie Butler, Ting-Ting Cheng, Edmund Cook, Carla Cruz, Sophie Hoyle, Gal Leshem and Camara Taylor.
The workshop will be followed by a DJ set from Ain Bailey from 18:30 onwards.
Booking: the workshop is free to attend, but places are limited. To book a place please send an expression of interest (no more than 50 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Monday 28th May.
Participants will be contacted no later than Wednesday 30th May to confirm attendance.
Participants will be contacted no later than Friday 25th of May to confirm attendance.
Residence Kitchen Jonathan Hoskins and Susannah Worth
Wednesday 30 May 6-10pm
Places are £10. To book a place and for more detailed information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Residence Kitchen is a project started by Jonathan Hoskins and Susannah Worth last year. It's an ongoing, non-regular events series for working (and eating) through problems of organising, including empowering introversion. Each event is 'scored': Jonathan and Susannah plan things (centred on food) that will be going on over the course of each event, to make it a space ripe for tackling these problems. They're keen for the project to be a space where people with these common concerns can come together repeatedly, over time, towards a more cumulative understanding than just one event can allow.
DANIELLA VALZ GEN - SUBVERSIVE ECONOMIES
Saturday 19 May, 7 - 8.30pm
Performance will start 7:30 sharp
Join us at FTHo for the launch of Daniella Valz Gen's Subversive Economies. Published by PSS
Daniella Valz Gen's first poetry chapbook inhabits language as a site of both agency and discomfort. The poems evaluate vulnerability, nostalgia and intimacy. In Subversive Economies, a displaced body, wrapped in funky sheets, confronts desires and longings as it harnesses the insights of its position.
The launch event will include a performative action by the artist. Food and drinks will also be served
LOVE, LABOUR, LOSS
Thursday 17th May, 7-9:30pm
Film screening including film and video works by Betsy Bromberg, Holly Pester & Jenny Moore, Carolee Schneemann and Sheffield Film Co-op
Programmed by Beth Bramich & Kathryn Siegel
A screening programme of feminist film and video on the theme of affective and reproductive labour. The programme Bramich and Siegel have put together results from discussions at the Bad Vibes Club reading group over the last six months. In particular, two sessions focussing on Julia Kristeva's 'Women’s Time' and the writing of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick have influenced this selection. The works programmed explore different forms of labour through poetry, song and experimental and documentary film and will be presented in 16mm film and digital video.
Places are free but very limited.
Email email@example.com to book your place.
Mary Hurrell - 3 (OXIORCAD)
Saturday 28 April from 7.30 pm
Free. No booking required
Performance starts: 7:58 pm
Event ends: 9 pm
Mary Hurrell’s 3 (OXIORCAD) is a 40 minute choreographed performative event with live soundscape that takes place across sunset between 7:58pm - 8:38pm at Flat Time House.
3 (OXIORCAD) is the result of a research residency Hurrell undertook working with the John Latham archive. This exhibition as event forms the third part of a project, produced in collaboration with Kunstraum, London, which maps changes in state of an amorphous body. Time is used as a material in Hurrell’s work, acting as a counterbalance to movement, a force of friction or fluidity to form. The trilogy is conceived as one; choreography stretched over time and space via iterations in past, present and future. Part three of the project 3 (OXIORCAD) concludes the project and delivers the work's final ’liquid’ state.
Sophie Mallett - Our gelatinous past
26 April 7–9.30pm
Free event, limited space. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
The Bad Vibes Club presents Sophie Mallett, who will be leading a live listening and screening session. In this speculative docufiction video, jellyfish are cast as the protagonists of a new era in geopolitics. Global warming has disrupted ocean currents and their dependent trade routes, simultaneously halting trade relationships and enabling epic blooms of our gelatinous overlords.
SERP Reactivated at Tate Exchange
At Tate Exchange 18 - 22 April 2018
Between 1989 and 1995 the Southwark Education Research Project engaged over 1,500 children and teachers by placing artists in fifteen schools across the London borough of Southwark. For this radical project, artists John Latham, Barbara Steveni, Rita Keegan, Carlyle Reedy and David Carr looked at the role of contemporary art in relation to learning and educational restructuring. This exhibition revisits SERP’s significance at a time when the arts in education are increasingly under threat from shifts in policy and the contraction of opportunity for young people to engage with art and culture in-school.
At Tate Exchange you will have the opportunity to learn about the radical Southwark Education Research Project and take part in reactivating its archive with artists Barbara Steveni and Barby Asante.
TESSA NORTON - MARRIAGE IS PUNISHMENT FOR SHOPLIFTING IN SOME COUNTRIES: THE MOVIE
15 April 2018
Start time - 3pm
Discussion 4.30pm onwards
Free event, limited space. Email
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The Bad Vibes Club presents Tessa Norton, who will be leading a reflection on Wayne’s World (1992, Penelope Spheeris). A talk and discussion including but not limited to: Garth, beta-bros and non-toxic masculinity, Wayne’s relationship to money, work and selling out, and Stacy’s radical vulnerability.
The Bad Vibes Club Presents...
Flat Time House is hosting The Bad Vibes Club in 2017-18, a forum for research into negative states, founded by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau in 2014. From April to June 2018 the group have programmed a series of events to take place at FTHo.
All events free, but places are limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Bad Vibes Club PUBLICATION LAUNCH
Thursday 7th June, 6-9pm
Come and join The Bad Vibes Club to celebrate the end of their season of events at Flat Time House, and the launch of their publication the Feeling Bad Reader.
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.