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.
The Impossible University
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 - 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.
There was an opening, the carpet was squishy Organised by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students at Central Saint Martins.
Opening 28 November 6pm
Organised by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students at Central Saint Martins, There was an opening, the carpet was squishy is an exhibition of works by Paulien Barbas, Russell Hill, Vesta Kroese and Ryan Rivadeneyra at Flat Time House. These distinctive international artists will work in video, performance and installation to reimagine the possibilities of experimental practice.
Their work will be informed by archival material relating to Gallery House; the independent, avant-garde gallery that provided a space in London from 1972 to 1973 for artists to work uncensored and without commercial considerations.
Flat Time House will become an intensive workshop linking art made on site and discussions with Gallery House participants, such as the curator Sigi Krauss. The project is based on open research and live art practice.
MFI Graduate Award 2014 call for applications
DEADLINE: Tuesday 26 August
The MFI graduate award is presented each year to selected new graduates with the aim of supporting their development as artists. The awardees form a discussion and study group, the MFI Group, which is based at Flat Time House.
MFI GROUP: FUTURE LASTS A LONG TIME
Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 7.30 - 9.30pm at Choumert Road Market as part of Peckham Artist Moving Image Festival (PAMI)
MFI GRADUATE AWARD 2013
DEADLINE: 8 September
The MFI graduate award is a 12 month discussion and study programme based at Flat Time House. It is awarded each year to selected new graduates with the aim of supporting their development as artists outside of formal education
NOIT SCHOOL: MENTAL FURNITURE INDUSTRY
13 July 2013 2 - 5 pm
A conversation around experimental education, its histories and current incarnations
20 September–23 September 2012 Opening Wednesday 19 September 6 - 9pm
A collaborative video essay program conceived by MFI Group as part of PAMI
GIANT STEP READING GROUP
19 May 2012
A meeting to articulate a collective reflection on the contemporary role of the art institution in the current economic, cultural and political climate. The project is initiated in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum | The Netherlands, MOSTYN | Wales and Galeria Labyrint | Poland
FROZEN EVENTS: A SIMPLE ACT OF BEING
5 August–12 August 2011
Flat Time House hosts a project by three students of curating at Chelsea College of Art and Design presenting work by Nicholas Johnson and Haruka Hashiguchi
THE FUTURE IS SOCIAL
25 March 2011
The Future Is Social explores the production of art through collaboration and participation. For two-weeks artist Sonia Boyce and post-graduate students from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art (University of the Arts London) will be resident at Flat Time House making social sculpture from everyday interactions. Through performance, discussion and the creation of art they will consider issues of ownership, the gift economy and the aesthetics of documentation.
NOIT SCHOOL: BIG BREATHER READING GROUP AT ARNOLFINI
10 December 2009
Part of 100 Days, marking the countdown to the 15th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 15) opening in Copenhagen on 7 December.
13 November–12 December 2008
There will be changing displays at FTHo throughout this period, as works come in and out of the house for conservation by Helen Foster Spragge.