FTHo offers a rare and valuable opportunity: a place to live, work and engage with the public while being mentored or closely supported by the curatorial and education staff. Living and working in the house-sculpture fosters research-led projects and experimentation by allowing a long-term engagement, the result is often significant site-specific work. A residency is always a two-way process for us, bringing new and exciting perspectives for FTHo and the living archive.
Residencies are assigned through open calls and invitations. Please check the site regularly for open calls.
What Time is Love?
Participating artists: Nancy Clayton, Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye, Nick Fenn, Christian Ovonlen, Andre Williams, Dawn Wilson, Clifton Wright
Launched in the summer of 2023 What Time is Love? is an ongoing programme of conversations with artists from the Intoart Studio hosted by Flat Time House. What Time is Love? invites the group of seven artists to use Flat Time House as a space to reflect, talk about their practice and think about where they want to go next.
Intoart Writing Residency
Flat Time House and Intoart are collaborating on a new residency that invites the development of new writing through research at Flat Time House and in conversation with artists from the Intoart Studio.
We are excited to announce Amber Hahn as Intoart Writer in Residence for 2023/2024. Amber Hahn is an artist and writer based in Peckham, London. She works with people through different methods of dialogue, collaboration and workshops with an interdisciplinary practice that encompasses installation, sound and choreography. As well as working with the artists over the next nine months, she will spend time with the John Latham archive to draw upon the theoretical ideas and reciprocal relevance between Intoart and FTHo as spaces for alternative education, critical thinking and reflective practice.
CHRISTOPHER STEENSON Residency Announcement
Artist Christopher Steenson is in residence at Flat Time House to develop a new commission drawing from research into John Latham’s work Big Breather (1972), a structure which simulated the movement of tides using sea water and a bellow system, and which was considered by Latham to present a method of capturing tidal energy. Whilst in residence Steenson has used video and sound recordings to explore how the building connects to its surrounding environment, thinking upon the circulatory action of inhalation and exhalation in relation to Latham's ideas around event structure.
The resulting commission, Breath Variations, will be presented at Flat Time House between 12–14 May 2023. More information to follow.
Curated by: Cindy He, Thomas Cury, Salomé Jacques, Romy Lagesse, Napas Mangklatanakul, Ariana Martin, Liyin Wang and Hyora Yang as part of the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme Graduate Projects 2023, Royal College of Art in partnership with Flat Time House.
William Evans and Julia Crabtree with Alice Hattrick
William Evans and Julia Crabtree in collaboration with Alice Hattrick are developing a major new project for Flat Time House’s garden. Over the next 6 months the group will ‘excavate’ the John Latham archive, as well as the garden itself, to consider the conceptual and material aspects of the site. In his younger days Latham was a market gardener and his lifelong passion for gardening is demonstrated at Flat Time House by the integration of a conservatory for planting into the studio he built for himself in 1985. Alongside research into Latham and the site, their research will consider permaculture, care, community, collective action, deep time, and issues of classification. They will use Latham's thinking on making and living, and his inquiry into time and ecology, to investigate the relationship of the garden and botany to authority and power. A public event in October 2021 will share their research.
Kelly Lloyd RESEARCH RESIDENCY
Artist Kelly Lloyd is currently undertaking a research residency at Flat Time House focusing on John Latham’s collection of books. Latham’s library, which includes books intended for the making of artwork as well as for research purposes, has never been catalogued or the subject of sustained investigation. In addition to being interested in Latham's ideas concerning the intersection between time and value, Kelly Lloyd will explore the library with particular interest in Latham's personal books vs. books for work, marginalia and other physical interventions, and personal collections as forms of portraiture. Kelly Lloyd will present her research through a public outcome in September 2021.
/origin\forward/slash\ is the infrathin banner under which, behind which and through which a band of artists and philosophers are exploring their mutual fascinations and antagonisms with Martin Heidegger’s essay The Origin of the Work of Art (1950).
Currently on a remote placement, the group have extended John Latham’s body-based floor plan of Flat Time House with an additional virtual room, ‘the other hand.’ Here they co-habit from time to time, using the web interface as a way of experimenting with formats for visual and verbal thinking together and adding victuals to their archive cabinet.
The /origin\forward/slash\ group are Steven Claydon (Independent), Marie Hay (De Montfort University), Sacha Golob (Kings College, London), Jo Malt (Kings College, London), Hester Reeve (Sheffield Hallam University), Mark Titmarsh (University of Technology, Sydney), Georgios Tsagdis (Leiden University | Erasmus University Rotterdam). This project is lead by Hester Reeve (Reader in Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University) in association with The Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts (Kings College London).
The /origin\forward/slash\ group hosted live online events in June 2021, and with Art & Language (Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden) and Michael Corris in 2023. Their exhibition launches at Flat Time House in Autumn 2023.
OPEN CALL: DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT
Deadline 20 July 2020
The Delta (Δ) Research Placement is open to artists to undertake a period of remote research with the John Latham Archive and to develop a digital project for a new experimental online platform for FTHo.
Two selected artists will each be offered a fee of £1000. Artists should be able to undertake research in August and September with the aim of a digital outcome able to launch online in October or November.
We accept applications from artists based in the UK and internationally. We are keen to receive applications from artists who live outside of Greater London, or can otherwise outline why they may find it difficult to access the physical archive at FTHo either due to access needs, caring responsibilities or other reasons that can be expressed in the application.
Jes Fernie – Curator in Residence
January - February 2019
Independent curator and writer Jes Fernie is Curator in Residence at Flat Time House in January and February 2019. She will be developing her Archive of Destruction project,a critical analysis of public artwork made over the last century that has been destroyed by natural causes or by human action through fear, boredom, greed, decay and love. She will be looking into FTHo archives and developing partnerships in Amsterdam, Great Yarmouth and London.
RCA MA Writing Programme Residency
From Autumn 2018 to Autumn 2019
Flat Time House is delighted to announce a new collaboration with the Royal College of Art, MA Writing Programme. For 15 Months between Autumn 2018 and Autumn 2019 students will work with and from FTHo to produce an event or series of events culminating with the group collectively acting as editors of the 2019 edition of NOIT, FTHo's annual journal of John Latham's art and ideas.
This residency continues FTHo’s role as a centre for alternative learning, and will give an opportunity for the students to experience first-hand how an artist or a writer might approach a residency in a collection or public institution. The writing students will have access to the John Latham Archive and will explore Latham’s practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance. The form, nature and content of the events and publication will be determined by the group, but will derive from the context of sessions in the space. FTHo will help guide and inform the students to produce something that takes into the account the context, environment and history of the space, in order to generate something ambitious, while also sensitive and germane.
Mary Hurrell - Radical Affinities Residency
October 2017 - April 2018
Mary Hurrell will be on residence during October and November 2017 at FTHo, as part of the Radical Affinities collaborative curatorial project between Kunstraum and Flat Time House, London, supported by Cockayne, Grants for the Arts. During the residency Hurrell will be using the John Latham Archive to develop research towards a new body of work.
The Radical Affinities residency will culminate with a solo exhibition and performance at Kunstraum and FTHo in 2018.
Constellations - Artist Announcement
October 2017 – May 2018
A new collaboration between UP Projects and Flat Time House.
We are excited to announce that the following artists will be joining Constellations as members of the working group: Beverley Bennett, Connie Butler, Ting-Ting Cheng, Edmund Cook, Carla Cruz, Sophie Hoyle, Gal Leshem and Camara Taylor. Running from October 2017 – May 2018, the group will explore different methods and approaches to artistic research and community-orientated practice, through a series of day-long monthly workshops hosted by Flat Time House. Alongside the workshops, there will also be two public events, the form and content of which will be shaped and determined by the group collaboratively.
Constellations - Artist Open Call October 2017 - May 2018
Flat Time House is delighted to launch the open call for Constellations, an exciting opportunity for artists to join a new working group at FTHo created in collaboration with UP Projects.
Taking the form of a working group - a small assembly of people brought together to study a situation or problem, reporting on what has been discovered –Constellations will give six artists the opportunity to come together to study socio-political contexts as the site for their artistic practice.
Running from October 2017 – May 2018, the group will explore different methods and approaches to artistic research and community-orientated practice, through a series of day-long monthly workshops hosted at Flat Time House. Each session will be led by an invited guest, the first four guests include; Ain Bailey, Jasleen Kaur, Rory Pilgrim and Rehana Zaman – the other workshop guests will be invited by the group.
This opportunity is open to artists based in the UK and all six artists will receive a £500 fee for taking part on the programme.
Deadline: 14th August 2017
Programme start date: October 2017
Click here to find out more information including how to apply.
N-U Graduate Resident 2015 Announced
Following an open call, we are pleased to announce Fiona Marron will be the 2015 N-U graduate artist, developing new work at Flat Time House for 4 weeks this spring before returning in summer with a public presentation.
N-U GRADUATE RESIDENCY CALL FOR APPLICANTS
DEADLINE: Midday 12 March, 2015
Now in its third year, the N-U* graduate residency is intended give mentorship to an emerging artist, as well as time and space to research and develop their artistic consciousness.
state 0 Research Residency announced
We are pleased to announce, following an open call earlier this year, that we have jointly awarded the state 0 research residency to Katherine Jackson and Sophia Satchell Baeza. Both Katherine and Sophia will each spend a month in residence at Flat Time House undertaking research in our archive.
PHYNANCE RESIDENCY 2015 ARTIST ANNOUNCED
Following an open call this summer we are pleased to announce that Alex Frost is the recipient of the 2015 Phynance Residency and will be in residence at Flat Time House for 4 months from November. The residency will culminate with an exhibition and publication in 2015.
The Incidental Person: Julika Gittner
August 2014 – 2015
Julika Gittner is currently undertaking a long-term residency with Flat Time House and Southwark Council Planning Department. Julika will be observing planning processes with a particular focus on regeneration and the ‘designing out’ of so-called anti-social activities. She will be looking at how abstract political decisions translate into physical realities in public spaces through a process involving meetings, workshops, and objects.
STATE 0 RESEARCH RESIDENCY OPEN CALL
Deadline: September 8 2014
This residency is open to writers, curators, academics, artists and independent researchers of all kinds to undertake a 4-week period of research within the John Latham archive whilst based at Flat Time House.
PHYNANCE RESIDENCY 2015 OPEN CALL
DEADLINE: August 24 2014
In partnership with the Barry Flanagan Foundation, Flat Time House is accepting applications from established artists for a residency to begin in November 2014.
N-U graduate resident artist announced
Following an open call, we are pleased to announce Rose Parish will be the 2014 N-U graduate artist, developing new work at Flat Time House for 4 weeks this spring before returning in summer with a public presentation.