Colony presents a selection of works that engage with the physical and emotional human response to displacement, relocation and formation of community through various documentary forms. The personal encounters from London to Afghanistan to South Korea explored in the works by Laurèl Hadleigh, Chris Saunders and Ellie Kyungran Heo resonate with broader notions of identity and socio-economic concerns.
Curated by Matt Carter for LUX.
Saturday 3 October, 2-6pm, at South London Gallery, Clore Studio, 65-67 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH
LUX is a public arts agency based in London that exists to support and promote artists’ moving image work, through distribution, exhibition, education, publishing and research. LUX is the only organisation of its kind in the UK, it represents the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video. LUX works with a large number of major institutions including museums, galleries, festivals and educational establishments, as well as directly with the public and artists. The particular focus of LUX is visual arts-based moving image work – a definition which includes experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, personal documentary, essay films and animation, and is inclusive both in terms of context and critical discourse.
Words, Signs, Years
For the Art Licks Weekend, Flat Time House presents the final event of its series of workshops and events looking at the intergenerational in collaboration with artist-in-residence Rory Pilgrim. Words, Signs, Yearsconsiders the relationship between words, age and intergenerational dialogue as a radical proposition. Working with Rotherham based spoken word performer and activist Carol Robson and special guests, the evening will unfold with spoken word, visuals and music.
Sunday 4 October, 6.30pm at the Peckham Liberal Club, 24 Elm Grove, SE15 5DE
Free, booking required via FTHo here.
Flat Time House (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.