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, Samaneh Moafi from Forensic Architecture and Topher Campbell. 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

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

Upcoming Events 

Barbican, 30 October 2019 

Time: 4pm – 8pm

Location: Barbican, Life Rewired Hub, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS

UP Projects invites you to take part in three unique workshops taking place at the Life Rewired Hub at Barbican on 30th October, 4-8pm. Through collaboration, co-creation and peer-to-peer learning methodologies, each workshop explores the implications of an accelerated, networked lifestyle on human relations. All sessions are free and advance booking is recommended. Visit Barbican’s website and book your free place online.

Workout body, 4-5pm (please click here to book)

A set of literary and visual provocations focusing on collaborative actions, their raison d’être and potential outcomes. Through these provocations, we invite participants to reflect on the differing group dynamics present in their lives, and to create fictional or realistic narratives of their own. 

100% sleep: I’ve let the data giants into my private life and now I track my dreams through electricity, 5.30-6.3pm (please click here to book)

The digital is now so embedded in our lives, from our relationships to our routines and physical environment, that logging off has become a radical act, and ‘off-time’ a space of collective intimacy. Join us for a series of activities that explore our experience of physical civic space and our interactions within it in the Digital Age.

Show me the face of your digital voice, 7-8pm (please click here to book)

From virtual assistants to supermarket checkouts, the digital voice is embedded in our cities. But who does it belong to, who does it speak for and what imprint does it leave on us? We’ll listen together in this practical workshop, to test the strategies of these machines.

Flat Time House, 18 January 2020 (please 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:  

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.

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.

 

Constellations 2019-20 Schedule:

Workshop led by Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe from Cooking Sections, 12 November 2019, held at Cubitt (please keep checking for more details) 

Workshop led by Topher Campbell, 29 October 2019, held at Barbican (please keep checking for more details) 

Workshop led by Samaneh Moafi from Forensic Architecture, 28 September 2019, held at Goldsmiths (please keep checking for more details) 

Workshop led by Kathrin Böhm, 16 July 2019, held at Whitechapel Gallery and Company Drinks

Workshop led by Davina Drummond, 15 July 2019, held at Flat Time House

Workshop led by Torange Khonsari from public works, 15 May 2019, held at Flat Time House

Workshop led by Rosalie Schweiker, 9 April 2019, held at Flat Time House and offsite across London

Additional Public Events

South London Gallery, 7-8 September 2019 

Time: 11am – 6pm

Location: SLG Fire Station, 82 Peckham Rd, London SE15 5LQ

On 8 September the Constellations programme participated 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 visitors discovered more about new learning models from across the UK in a fair for organisations running alternative arts programmes outside of academic institutions

 

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.