Image credit: Alternative London© 1974 Nicholas Saunders
Workshop led by Rosalie Schweiker for Constellations, image courtesy of the artists
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 Davies, Dunya Kalantery, Edwin Mingard, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Katie Fiore, Mai 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 Schweiker, Kathrin Böhm, Torange Khonsari, Davina Drummond, Cooking Sections. The group will also devise self-led sessions and programme three public events.
To find out more about Constellations please click here.
During this year's prorgamme, 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
Join us for the first public event led by our Constellations artists from 5pm on 22nd June. Kick off your exploration of Art Night 2019 with an intervention that circles the perimeter of the Gasholder Park in Kings Cross. The Constellations group invites audiences to take a walk around the area, considering notions of private and public space and participating in a dialogue that explores ideas of permission, tolerance and publicness.
Barbican, 30 October 2019 (keep checking for more details)
Flat Time House, 18 January 2020 (keep checking for more details)
First workshop with Rosalie Schweiker
Launching the Constellations 2019-2020 programme, Rosalie Schweiker’s workshop on 8th 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.
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.