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, now in its second year, 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. 

Constellations is a partnership between UP Projects and Flat Time House.

The eight artists for this year's Constellations are Amanda Ramasawmy, Angharad DaviesDunya KalanteryEdwin MingardHannah Kemp-WelchKatie FioreMai Omer and Miki Holloway. To read the artists full biographies, please click here.

Over the course of the year the participating artists will attend workshops led by Rosalie SchweikerKathrin Böhm, Torange Khonsari from public worksDavina Drummond, Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe from Cooking Sections and Samaneh Moafi from Forensic Architecture. The group will also devise self-led sessions and programme three public events.

 To find out more about Constellations please click here

 

2019-20 Public Events

Upcoming Events 

South London Gallery, Fire Station, 7-8 September 2019 

On 8 September the Constellations programme is participating in an ‘alternative’ university fair as part of Working it out, a weekend of pop-up events at the South London Gallery Fire Station aimed at young people considering a career in the arts. On Sunday discover more about new learning models from across the UK in a fair for organisations running alternative arts programmes outside of academic institutions.

Barbican, Life Rewired Hub, 30 October 2019 (keep checking for more details) 

Flat Time House, 18 January 2020 (keep checking for more details) 

 

Past Events 

During this year's progamme, the group will devise and present three public events across London. The events and dates are as follows:  

Art Night, 22 June 2019 

Time: 5pm – 11pm

Location: Gasholder No.8, Handyside St, King's Cross N1C 4BE

Through an intervention that circled the perimeter of the Gasholder Park in Kings Cross, the Constellations group invited audiences to engage with both a private and a public space. A text-based artwork directed participants to walk from the Gasholder Park to a new location and in doing so encouraged a dialogue on permission, tolerance and publicness.

 

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Workshop led by Kathrin Böhm, 16 July 2019

This session explored contemporary art practice in relation to the rural as a constant but changing space of and for cultural production. Kathrin Böhm encouraged the group to work from within the local, without thematizing the local from a distance, and to explore key terms such as image production, self-subsistence and the trans-local.

 

Workshop led by Davina Drummond, 15 July 2019

Making social practice art requires not only creativity, imagination and a constant questioning mind (as all good art does) but also strong emotional intelligence and solid social skills. During this workshop artist Davina Drummond asked questions including: How do you knock down the ego? How do you grow empathy and build boundaries? How do you embrace failure and creative reflection?

 

Workshop led by Torange Khonsari from public works, 15 May 2019

In May Torange Khonsari ledSchool for Civic Action, a workshop which examined some of the key components of the commons and interrogated them within the 8 participating artists’ own interests. During this session the artists reflected on the different types of wealth that cultural and creative projects generate and explored the resources that already exist as part of their practices.

 

Workshop led by Rosalie Schweiker, 8 April 2019

Launching the Constellations 2019-2020 programme, Rosalie Schweiker’s workshop on 8 April invited the group members to reflect on what it means to switch off and have free time. Questions such as: What does London as a city do to our art practices? Why are we constantly overworked? were explored as the group turned off their mobile phones for the duration of the workshop and navigated the city of London relying solely on their personal memories and experiences.

 

About Flat Time House (FTHo)

FTHo was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture, naming it FTHo after his theory of time, ‘Flat Time’. Until his death, Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as a gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance. It also provides a centre for alternative learning, which includes the John Latham archive, and an artist's residency space.