Flat Time House

Flat Time House The home of artist John Latham (1921–2006) now housing a gallery, event space, archive, centre for alternative learning, and artist's residency space.

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Final weeks to see ANTS AND GRASSHOPPERS: reflections on the anxious objectContinues to 27 June. Gallery open 12–6pm Thu...
16/06/2021

Final weeks to see ANTS AND GRASSHOPPERS: reflections on the anxious object

Continues to 27 June. Gallery open 12–6pm Thursday–Sunday.

First image: Pavel Büchler, Beckett’s Cage, 2019.

Second image: Eva Kotátková, ‘untitled’ from the series Woman in a Box, 2018 & Fish costume, 2018.

Third image: Sarah Lucas, Tit-Cat Eames Chair, 2015.

Fourth image: John Latham, Maquette, drawing and plans for ‘The Face’ Flat Time I-Io, 2001-03 & News Articles on ‘Bellenden Renewal Area’, 2001-2003. Courtesy Southwark Local History Library & Archive.

Documentation: Plastiques Photography

http://flattimeho.org.uk/exhibitions/ants-and-grasshoppers/

#pavelbüchler #evakotatkova #sarahlucas #johnlatham #johncage #davidthorp #antsandgrasshoppers #anxiety #bellendenroad #flattimehouse #sculpture

03/06/2021

Online now! Archive of Destruction is a story-telling platform that brings together narratives around destruction and public art. Spanning a hundred years and many continents, it tells cumulative stories of vulnerability, interference, rage, fear, boredom and love.
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The project has been developed by independent curator and writer Jes Fernie in partnership with Flat Time House
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The website is made up of texts by Jes on fifty artworks; a series of commissioned essays by artists, curators, and writers, and information on talks and events. Jes will be launching a newspaper later in the year. Follow @archiveofdestruction for details.
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https://archiveofdestruction.com/
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@jesfernie @flattimeho #archiveofdestruction

25/05/2021
It's John Latham’s 100th Birthday tomorrow!To celebrate his birth in Zambia, 1921, Agness and Lawrence Yombwe of Wayi Wa...
22/02/2021
John Latham at 100: African Incidentalism | Events | Flat Time House

It's John Latham’s 100th Birthday tomorrow!

To celebrate his birth in Zambia, 1921, Agness and Lawrence Yombwe of Wayi Wayi Art, Livingstone, host a live zoom event with John's family and artists based locally and in the UK, which marks and maps this anniversary and relates it to creative initiatives in contemporary Livingstone.

AFRICAN INCIDENTALISM - Feb 23rd 4-5pm https://bit.ly/3aMXyc1

Click here on Tuesday 23rd February at 4pm (UK time) to join the live zoom event: https://hackclub.zoom.us/j/94537057359?pwd=aUJUdjhqZmRiSTZGRTFRcEU4VkpwUT09

In 1975 John Latham coined the phrase 'Incidental Person', an artist who engages in wider contexts such as industry, politics and education and is "a resource and an instrument of change ... for future societies everywhere."

Several years ago, the artist Anne Bean, also born in Livingstone, decided she would travel to spend several weeks in the town and be there on this 100th anniversary. Her quest was simply to be in the town with the notion of the 'incidental person' as a catalyst to ignite ideas. Through a series of connections, Anne met the artist Agness Yombwe and discussed the many expansive ways that artists can engage with society.

In a radical artistic response to the devastating pandemic that had created crushing economic circumstances, threatening the livelihood of entire families in Livingstone, Agness approached the Senior Chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya people to ask for land, which the Royal Establishment gave her to activate the 'Creatives Village', an innovative project that integrates artist initiatives with the planting of crops and trees, training opportunities and employment.

To mark this anniversary Agness Yombwe and Benjamin Mibenge, will plant two trees in the Creatives Village with the names of Anne Bean and John Latham.

Programme

1) Introduction by Andrew Mulenga , Art Historian, Lecturer in the Zambian Open University Fine art Department and PhD candidate, Rhodes University, South Africa

2) Presentation by Agness Yombwe about the Creatives Village

3) Reminiscence by Noa Latham, son of John Latham and Professor at University of Calgary, Department of Philosophy

4) Presentation by Harriet Latham, artist and granddaughter of John Latham

5) Livingstone Connections by John-Paul Latham, son of John Latham and Reader in Geomechanics at Imperial College London

6) Performance by Serah Chibombwe, artist in residence, Wayi Wayi Studios Serah Chibombwe is mentored by Anne Bean, Anawana Haloba, Agness and Lawrence Yombwe

7) Introduction and short film Falling in Love with a Chair by Anne Bean

8) Meeting Incidentalism, a talk by Sarah Andrews, artist and human rights lawyer with Avaaz

9) Comments by Benjamin Mibenge, local environmentalist and artist

John Latham was born on 23rd February, 1921, in Livingstone, Zambia. To mark his centenary, on 23rd February 2021, Agness and Lawrence Yombwe of Wayiwayi Art Studios & Gallery, Livingstone, will host an event that marks and maps this anniversary and relates it to creative initiatives in contemporary...

We're delighted to host “ ” for the launch of their new publication featuring Becky Beasley in conversation with Claire ...
11/01/2021

We're delighted to host “ ” for the launch of their new publication featuring Becky Beasley in conversation with Claire Scanlon.
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“ ” #3: Becky Beasley / Claire Scanlon is available as a free download via the Flat Time House website throughout the winter months of 2020/21 and will be accompanied by responses from writers including Sharon Kivland, Susan Morris, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Jessica Potter, and Nina Wakeford over the course of several weeks, constituting a cumulative slow launch as a deliberate tactic of decompression.
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Sharon Kivland 'THE YEARS' is available now to download in installments on our website here: http://flattimeho.org.uk/projects/ftho-news/3-becky-beasley-conversation-claire-scanlon/
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More contributions to come. Follow us for updates!
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Published by @nero_editions
Edited by @a.d.a.m.g.i.b.b.o.n.s and @eva__wilson
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“ ” #3: Becky Beasley / Claire Scanlon also available via @la_becque @theseaweedshophastings @tenderbooks @printedmatterinc
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@quotation_mark_quotation_mark @beckybeasleyuk @cl.aire9790 @sharon_kivland

LAST WEEK TO VIEW !Madyha Leghari ‘Choose Your Own Father’on http://delta.flattimeho.org.uk/The commission derives from ...
08/01/2021

LAST WEEK TO VIEW !

Madyha Leghari ‘Choose Your Own Father’

on http://delta.flattimeho.org.uk/

The commission derives from extensive archival research into John Latham’s early history in Zambia, drawing upon his father’s involvement in an educational travelling film programme in the 1930s.

The work, which is re-edited through code each time it is played, presents the viewer with a unique version whenever the web page is refreshed.

18/12/2020

Choose Your Own Father, the first UK project by Pakistan-based artist Madyha Leghari is available to view now on Flat Time House's new online platform, delta.flattimeho.org.uk. The commission derives from extensive archival research into John Latham’s early history in Zambia, fictionalising personal histories of Latham’s father and interweaving these with those of Leghari's own father. Ultimately, she uses the figure of the father as a metaphor to speak about paternalistic order, the fantasy of “The West”, myths of origin and whether one can ever be free to choose one’s own fathers.

Produced as an outcome of the Delta (Δ) Research Placement, the film is anchored by a consistent voiceover but is edited afresh through code each time it is played. It has an exact mathematical number of permutations but these amount to far more than what is possible to view. In this sense, the film is poised between control and fatalism, akin to how one might imagine one’s influences.

#MadyhaLeghari #FlatTimeHo

04/12/2020

LAST WEEK TO VIEW

Padraig Robinson: Five Short Stories on Fire

on delta.flattimeho.org.uk

Daily screenings at 8pm local time (all time zones)

The film takes place in one day in the life of The Novelist (Anne von Keller), who is beginning the first day of writing a book called Five Short Stories on Fire. The day follows her through her domestic space; sleeping, eating, writing and researching, where she encounters the environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne (played by himself). During the course of the day the Novelist seems haunted by ‘The Wanderer’ (Francesco Vellei), who may in fact be a fictional character she is writing, one whose relationship with fire is very different from her own. The film begins with the Novelist waking up, and ends with her falling asleep.

Posted @withregram • @art360fdn A Tribute to prolific artist and activist, Barbara Steveni, by close collaborator and fr...
19/11/2020

Posted @withregram • @art360fdn A Tribute to prolific artist and activist, Barbara Steveni, by close collaborator and friend, Laure Prouvost, can now be read on our website and issuu page: art360foundation.org.uk/barbara-steveni-tribute.

Our thanks to Laure Prouvost for sharing the following texts, and to the Estate of Barbara Steveni for their involvement in the Tribute,

I, A Letter to Barbara Steveni from Laure Prouvost & ‘Man’

II, A Conversation In the Garden about the connection of everything at the same time with Laure Prouvost, Barbara Steveni and Anna Goertz.

This Tribute, generously shared by Prouvost, is a testimony to the extraordinary life and legacy of an artist whose archive, work and ideas continue to inspire creators and thinkers across generations. The life’s work of Barbara Steveni is an invaluable resource for the present and future, and we are grateful to have been able to support the development of Steveni’s archive in her lifetime through our programme.

Barbara Steveni is renowned for having conceived and co-founded the Artist Placement Group (APG) in London in 1966. APG actively sought to reposition the role of the artist within a wider social context, including government and commerce, while at the same time playing an important part in the history of conceptual art in the 1960s and 1970s.

Steveni’s most recent work before sadly passing away in February 2020, I AM AN ARCHIVE, gathered artists and professionals across three generations in a series of participatory and documentary walks, taking place in the site of the original APG placements, exploring the potential to reactivate and re-contextualise APG methodologies today.

Image: still from ‘Barbara Steveni’, An Art360 Film by David Bickerstaff (2017) showing Laure Prouvost filming Barbara Steveni’s work including, ‘Beginning Walks’, 2002.

Images featured here and in the issuu publication are courtesy of the Barbara Steveni Estate.

You can read more about Barbara Steveni’s legacy and practice, as well as ongoing work around the Archive, at barbarasteveni.org

Padraig Robinson's Five Short Stories on Fire is available to view from today on delta.flattimeho.org.uk .Daily 25 minut...
13/11/2020

Padraig Robinson's Five Short Stories on Fire is available to view from today on delta.flattimeho.org.uk
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Daily 25 minute screenings at 8pm local time (all time zones)
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#PadraigRobinson #FlattimeHo

09/11/2020

Padraig Robinson’s Five Short Stories on Fire encounters John Latham’s deployment of books and fire as temporality and event, using the broadcast format as a way to talk about the screen itself as a territory of attention. The commission sees Padraig Robinson experiment with a new direction, drawing on the domestic context of Flat Time House.
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The film takes place in one day in the life of The Novelist (Anne von Keller), who is beginning the first day of writing a book called Five Short Stories on Fire. The day follows her through her domestic space; sleeping, eating, writing and researching, where she encounters the environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne (played by himself). During the course of the day the Novelist seems haunted by ‘The Wanderer’ (Francesco Vellei), who may in fact be a fictional character she is writing, one whose relationship with fire is very different from her own. The film begins with the Novelist waking up, and ends with her falling asleep.

13 November–10 December 2020 on delta.flattimeho.org.uk
Daily 25 minute screenings at 8pm local time (all time zones)
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#PadraigRobinson #FlattimeHo

Last week of Diagram Research Group on http://delta.flattimeho.org.ukEvent IVDean KenningAttention, Entropy and the Arro...
06/11/2020

Last week of Diagram Research Group on http://delta.flattimeho.org.uk

Event IV

Dean Kenning

Attention, Entropy and the Arrow of Time

Diagram Research Group (DRG), a collaboration between artists David Burrows, John Cussans, Dean Kenning and Mary Yacoob, are conducting four illustrated discussions online that explore their interests in diagrams.

Sessions have accumulated over 4 weeks. Previous sessions are still available to view on our website here: http://flattimeho.org.uk/events/diagram-research-group/

#DavidBurrows #JohnCussans #DeanKenning #MaryYacoob #JohnLatham #Flattimeho @notfairbear @mary_yacoob

30/10/2020

WATCH NOW on delta.flattimeho.org.uk

Diagram Research Group Event III

John Cussans

The Librarian’s Outburst – Explosive Orality, Cosmic Consciousness and the Art Event/Event of Art

Diagram Research Group (DRG), a collaboration between artists David Burrows, John Cussans, Dean Kenning and Mary Yacoob, are conducting four illustrated discussions online that explore their interests in diagrams.

Sessions are accumulating over 4 weeks with a new contribution released every Friday. Previous sessions are still available to view on our website here

http://flattimeho.org.uk/events/diagram-research-group/

#DavidBurrows #JohnCussans #DeanKenning #MaryYacoob #JohnLatham #Flattimeho @notfairbear @mary_yacoob

WATCH NOW on delta.flattimeho.org.uk Diagram Research Group Event IIMary Yacoob: Addressing Space-Time Diagrams, Kinetic...
23/10/2020

WATCH NOW on delta.flattimeho.org.uk

Diagram Research Group Event II

Mary Yacoob: Addressing Space-Time Diagrams, Kinetics, Notation, and Flat Time

The discussion will address John Latham’s artworks the ‘Time-Base Roller with Graphic Score’ (1987) and ‘The Basic T Diagram’ (1991) in relation Latham’s theories about Flat Time, time-bases, and the transition from ‘zero extendedness’ to the ‘reflective intuitive organism’.

Diagram Research Group (DRG), a collaboration between artists David Burrows, John Cussans, Dean Kenning and Mary Yacoob, are conducting four illustrated discussions online that explore their interests in diagrams.

Sessions are accumulating over 4 weeks with a new contribution released every Friday. DRG Event I, David Burrows: Dwelling Place for Thought/ Plane of the Least Event is still available to view on our website: http://flattimeho.org.uk/events/diagram-research-group/

#DavidBurrows #JohnCussans #DeanKenning #MaryYacoob #JohnLatham #Flattimeho

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENTDEADLINE MONDAY 20 JULY The Delta (Δ) Research Placement is open to ar...
16/07/2020
OPEN CALL: DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT | Projects | Flat Time House

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY!
DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT
DEADLINE MONDAY 20 JULY

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 outline 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.

http://flattimeho.org.uk/projects/residencies/open-call-delta-d-research-placement/

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.

OPEN CALL: DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENTThe Delta (Δ) Research Placement is open to artists to undertake a period of remo...
04/06/2020
OPEN CALL: DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT | Projects | Flat Time House

OPEN CALL: DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT

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 outline 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.

Deadline 20 July

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.

OPEN CALL Flat Time House in partnership with UP Projects is delighted to announce the open call for Constellations 2020...
07/05/2020

OPEN CALL

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 orientation practice, and public contexts.

This years 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, 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 8 months.

APPLY NOW:

http://flattimeho.org.uk/projects/education/constellations-202021-artist-open-call/

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