August at Flat Time House
Summer School is a programme of workshops, discussions and presentations across the five weekends of August. Flat Time House will open its indoor and outdoor spaces for conversation, creating a temporary community that will look at Flat Time House's relationship to a wider social, political and geographical context.
Using the house as a base to explore the local area, workshops will take the form of group storytelling and collective mappings that aim to discover the hidden narratives and politics of the surrounding streets. Discussions will draw on the nature of the house as a place for living and working, where art is made as well as shown, and where the building, the works, and the people within it are constantly reactive to each other.
All sessions are free and you can attend just one or all of them however booking is essential. Everyone is welcome though anyone under 16 should come with an adult.
Legendary Jobs and Legendary stories: Rose Parish with Sophie Mallett
Saturday 2 August 7pm
'Legendary Jobs is a misguided and mistrusting archive of today.'
Following her N-U Graduate residency at Flat Time House this spring, Rose Parish and collaborator Sophie Mallett present the Legendary Jobs Reading Room.
The Bandits Live Comfortably In the Ruins: led by Sean Lynch
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 August 12–6pm
Starting from a series of photographs of Bellenden Road taken by John Latham in 1986, this workshop will speculate about how urban space and environment is constructed, and what allegories and associations we can draw from it.
Sleep with a curator: hosted by Rosalie Schweiker and Maria Guggenbichler
Saturday 16 August 8pm onwards
For the fourth edition of Sleep with a curator Rosalie Schweiker and Maria Guggenbichler have invited members of the steering committee of artist run space OUTPOST, Norwich.
Common enemies: Led by Julika Gittner
Saturday 23 August 11am–5pm
'Nothing brings people closer than a common enemy’
This one-day workshop will discuss the contradictions of defining anti-social behaviour and speculate on the potential for common enemies to polarise and strengthen social groups.
Units of Attention: Juliette Blightman & Robin Watkins
Saturday 30 August 7–10pm
A newly commissioned collaboration for Flat Time House, Berlin based artists Juliette Blightman and Robin Watkins will create a composition of live and recorded sound that responds to both the house and its garden, reactive to the fixed and changing elements of the building, the audience and the falling dusk.