Vermeir & Heiremans — Masquerade

Vermeir & Heiremans — Masquerade Film Screening and In-Conversation with the Artists

Friday 14 December 6.30 - 9pm

Screening starts at 7pm

Followed by In-Conversation and Refreshments


Free, but space is limited, click here to reserve a place


In their practice, Belgian artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans define their own house as an artwork, using it as a framing device to focus on the growing financialisation of the arts, urban space and daily life. The artists employ financial tools, historical references and cinematic language to reflect on art's role in the production (and possible distribution) of value in today’s artistic and non-artistic realms.


On the occasion of Vermeir & Heiremans' solo exhibition A Modest Proposal (in a Black Box) at Pump House Gallery, Battersea, FTHo is hosting a screening of their film Masquerade, which describes the development of the experimental financial index Art House Index. For this event the 'live' version of the work will be shown whereby the financial market influences the real-time 'cutting' of the filmThe screening is followed by the artists in-discussion with FTHo curator Gareth Bell-Jones about their practice, and in particular the 'house as artwork’.



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

Please click here to book a place

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

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.

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