‘doing your homework - eating your dinner - drawing a picture’
FLAT TIME HOUSE JANUARY 2020
To mark the end of an eight month Artist Development Programme at Flat Time House, the constellations programme organises an evening screening, meal and publication launch.
Download the publication with my writing: I ride the white elephant through Westfield kicking up Dandelions as I go.
Children from Belham Primary, the school opposite Flat Time House, recently visited John Latham’s studio home. In explaining Latham’s thinking to the group, director Gareth Bell-Jones focused on how, to an eight year old, each of the rooms of the house relates to different states of being: rational, instinctive and intuitive; ‘Doing your homework - eating your dinner - drawing a picture’
To mark the end of an eight month Artist development programme at Flat Time House, we decided to follow the same approach - considering approaches to collaboration in relation to public and private space within the context of FTH as both a living sculpture and a domestic setting.
I had been very excited by finding the London Community Video Archive earlier in the year, and was super happy to get to introduce some of the films - in the company of the archive’s Ed Webb Ingall.
London Community Video Archive Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, the London Community Video Archive preserves, archives and shares community videos made in the 1970s/80s in London and the South East. With an overriding commitment to social empowerment and to combating exclusion, 'Community Video' dealt with issues which still have a contemporary resonance — housing, play-space, discrimination, youth arts. http://www.the-lcva.co.uk
We cooked and served a communal meal, and a publication, launched on the day, was be assembled at the Head of Flat Time House.
Contributions by Amanda Ramasawmy, Angharad Davies, Dunya Kalantery, Edwin Mingard, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Katie Fiore, Mai Omer and Miki Holloway.