FTHo is at the foreground of experimental art education and a place where students and a wider public can come to test the boundaries of what is teachable and knowable. Latham rejected traditional forms of learning and believed that the truth could not be taught. FTHo’s educational activities embody Latham’s ideas to teach the un-teachable, both by demonstrating their un-teachability and by presenting different ways of thinking about knowledge, education and artistic practice and the relative values of each of these things.
Umbra Penumbra Antumbra
Saturday 11 September 6–9pm
Constellations 2020-21 artists: Adam Moore, Lady Kitt, Mark Bleakley, Niki Colclough, Sophie Seita, Tom Pope, Youngsook Choi
Inspired by ACT UP activist Douglas Crimp and the Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence, artists from the Constellations 2020-21 cohort have organised Umbra Penumbra Antumbra, a participatory gathering, that puts promiscuous kinship and care into practice through intimate collaboration. This event will encompass a number of different sessions including interactive activities: drinking, dancing, reading, resting, talking and listening. Emerging from an entirely virtual collaboration, this first physical gathering marks a resting point out of digital fatigue and dependence on extractive production. We are interested in creating a malleable space for play and care; a timescale that is soft and shifting.
Event free but booking essential
INCIDENCE BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction at London College of Communication
Thursday 24th June 2021 1-2.30pm
Taking inspiration from British artist John Latham’s unique approach to the role of time and event, students from BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction at London College of Communication will organise an activity-based discursion around the themes embodied by Flat Time House, Latham’s former home.
Through this ’incidental event’ - lasting for an undefined period of time - visitors to the space are invited to search for prompts and questions; ‘chits’ hidden across the gallery. These chits, when uncovered, can be exchanged for a printout relating to John Latham’s lectures. The task engages Latham’s reflective and intuitive approaches to interrogating space and will continue until all chits have been found.
John Latham: Now Forget Everything You Ever Knew ONLINE EXHIBITION
Preview on Zoom: Thursday 1 October 2020, 4pm BST
Now Forget Everything You Ever Knew is an online exhibition that starts from an untitled, undated poem written by John Latham. Latham’s elusive text speaks to a process of unlearning, through an exploration of language that attempts to interrogate received knowledge. In correspondence with such ideas, Ifeanyi Awachie, Anna Barham and Noa Latham have been invited to respond to John Latham’s writing through the lens of poetics, time and politics. The exhibition, John Latham: Now Forget Everything You Ever Knew presents the poem’s archival document in an interactive pdf format. Through distinct hyperlinked words and punctuation (‘became’, ‘–’, ‘different’) across the text, viewers will be directed to contributions by the invited participants.
July 2020 – February 2021
Flat Time House in partnership with Up Projects is pleased to announce the 2020–21 cohort who will be participating in Constellations, a development programme that supports UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts.
Following an overwhelming number of applicants to the open call, all of an incredibly high standard, the nine artists who have been selected to participate in the programme are Adam Moore, Hussina Raja, Lady Kitt, Niki Colclough, Mark Bleakley, Sophie Seita, Tom Pope, Winnie Herbstein and Youngsook Choi.
18 June–2 July 2020 OPENS ONLINE 18 June 5–7pm
Over the past term students on the BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction course at London College of Communication have been engaged in research about work in relation to the legacies of Flat Time House, John Latham and the Artist Placement Group (APG). Works included in this online exhibition consider various questions surrounding labour conditions such as feminised labour, disembodied communication, social exclusion and the overproduction of content.
CONSTELLATIONS 2020–21 ARTIST OPEN CALL
Deadline 7 June
Flat Time House, in partnership with UP Projects, is delighted to announce the open call for Constellations 2020–21, a free artist development programme that supports eight UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts.
This year’s iteration will also consider the digital realm as a platform for collaboration, engagement, and exchange as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for artists who are interested in experimenting with alternative forms of learning and exploring the challenges and opportunities of the digital realm.
Starting in July 2020, the programme will be structured around a series of artist-led and self-led workshops taking place both online and offline over the course of eight months.
‘doing your homework – eating your dinner – drawing a picture’
Saturday 18 January 2020 4.30–9pm (Food: 6–8pm)
An event hosted by the Constellations group 2019/20. Includes a screening of films from the London Community Video Archive introduced by Ed Webb-Ingall, a meal for participants and a publication launch.
“There is, I know, a gestational commune —and I want to live in it…” A reading group
Please join us in the kitchen of Flat Time House for a reading group centred on Sophie Lewis's recently-published book, Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family. In her revolutionary text, Lewis departs from Marxist feminism's dream of full reproductive automation, arguing for solidarity with gestation workers. Dismantling the rhetoric of the anti-surrogacy movement, Lewis proposes that surrogacy, in its exceptional status as a global capital stream, object of (re)legislation, and overt feminisation, presents the starting point for a renewed utopian communism.
CONSTELLATIONS AT LIFE REWIRED AT THE BARBICAN
Wednesday 30 October 4–8pm Barbican, Life Rewired Hub, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
Constellations invites you to take part in three unique workshops taking place as part of the Life Rewired season at the Barbican. Through collaboration, co-creation and peer-to-peer learning methodologies, each workshop explores the implications of an accelerated, networked lifestyle on human relations. All sessions are free and advance booking is recommended.
The Impossible University
Meetings Postponed Until Further Notice
After some years of nomadic existence, The Impossible University are taking up residence at Flat Time House from the autumn of 2019. We will continue to gather in the insistent and determined spirit of an anti-institution as a place of exchange and camaraderie that might lead to new ways of working or producing.
CONSTELLATIONS AT ART NIGHT 2019
Saturday 22 June 5–11pm at Gasholder Park Kings Cross, London N1C 4AB
Amanda Ramasawmy, Angharad Davies, Dunya Kalantery, Edwin Mingard, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Katie Fiore, Mai Omer and Miki Holloway
Drawing on the history of gasholders in King’s Cross, Constellations will present a series of participatory activities that explore ideas related to public space as part of Art Night 2019.
OUTLET Discussion hosted by LCC BA Design for Art Direction
Saturday 18 May 2–4pm
Following a series of workshops used to collaboratively devise an exhibition, Outlet, students from year 2 BA Design for Art Direction (DfAD) at London College of Communication, will hold a public discussion at Flat Time House which will consider the dynamics, potentials and obstacles of collaboration in creative processes.
April 2019 - January 2020
Constellations is a research and development programme for artists who are working with socio-political issues, community-oriented practice and/or public contexts. The programme supports artists who are interested in further developing their practice, collaborating with others, and accessing new networks, with the opportunity to study and research at Flat Time House between monthly workshop sessions.
Constellations - Artist Open Call 2019
Submission Deadline - 3rd March 2019
Flat Time House is delighted to announce the open call for Constellations, a research and development programme for artists who are working with socio-political issues, community-oriented practice and/or public contexts. The programme supports artists who are interested in further developing their practice, collaborating with others, and accessing new networks, with the opportunity to study and research at FTHo between monthly workshop sessions.
A working group of 8 artists from across the UK are selected to come together and collaborate in monthly workshops. For the duration of Constellations artists experiment with and refine existing models for co-creation and social practice, or propose different models altogether.
Constellations is organised in partnership with Up Projects as part of the programme 'Live Research' and builds on the first Constellations programme that concluded last year. This new programme will run from April 2019 to January 2020 offering artists the chance to take part in a series of two-day, monthly workshops.
This opportunity is open to artists based in the UK and all eight artists will receive a £750 fee for taking part on the programme.
Submission Deadline - 3rd March 2019
Programme start date: 8th April 2019
The Three Dimensional Page A four-day experimental writing workshop by X-Publishing School
14 – 17 August 2018
The Three Dimensional Page are a series of workshops, devised by X-Publishing School, that consider multi-dimensional sites for writing through discussion and practice-based writing and production workshops. Each day is taught by a new practitioner who has created a workshop that encourages the author to be a producer, developing their writing from the page, to a site, to performance and installation, to digital platforms and networks. We are looking for 10 artists and writers who want to create texts that can be translated and tested across multiple formats and sites. The cost of the 4-day workshop is £100 (Equivalent to £25 per workshop). The workshops take place at Flat Time House.
X-Publishing School offers roaming independent classes that teach ideas and skills for innovative and experimental publishing, across various sites and locations.
LAW SHIFTERS - Workshop for Teenagers
Saturday 12 May, 2-4pm
The workshop is aimed at those aged 13-18 years
How would you rewrite the laws in your country so that they would be fairer? Flat Time House presents for the first time in London a project by Danish artist Stine Marie Jacobsen. Law Shifters engages young citizens in law and democracy by giving them the chance to re-judge real court cases and write new law proposals.
Join this workshop for teenagers led by artist Stine Marie Jacobsen and experienced lawyer Sarah Andrew to apply this methodology to UK criminal law, the stop and search law (Sus Law) and racial profiling.
The Bad Vibes Club Reading Group
November 2017 - June 2018
Flat Time House hosted The Bad Vibes Club in 2017-18, a forum for research into negative states, founded by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau in 2014.
1 October 2017–1 June 2018
Constellations is a research and development programme for artists who are either working with, or have the desire to work with people in community contexts. The programme supports artists to develop their practice, collaborate with others, access new networks, and spend time at Flat Time House as a place to study and research between monthly workshop sessions.
Group members: Beverley Bennett, Connie Butler, Ting-Ting Cheng, Edmund Cook, Carla Cruz, Sophie Hoyle, Gal Leshem, Camara Taylor.
Bodies That Matter David Bloor, Miles Bowe, Wan-Chien Cheng, Tomoko Hojo, Adam Jaro, Rahel Kraft
4 December – 8 December | Opening 3 December 6.00pm
This exhibition and events programme brings together the work of the six graduating students from the MA Sound Arts at London College of Communication, UAL. The show presents an opportunity to encounter the rich diversity of practices emerging from this course, now in its eighth year. Playfully borrowing the title of Judith Butler's eponymous 1993 book on the iterative nature of performativity and its political implications, the works of the six artists, foregrounded in the embodied processes of listening, engage questions of gesture and labour, translation and memory, amongst other critical interests, in work that spans performance, installation and sound poetry.
FTHo's artist and curator-led workshops, on-going and creative archiving projects are challenging learning experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate students.