NOIT—2 Burning

NOIT—2 Burning

Flat Time House (FTHo)

Anthony McCall, Fire Cycles III, June 9, 1974. Performance view, Alden’s Field/MoMA Oxford. Image courtesy the artist.
June 13, 2014
NOIT—2 Burning

Guest edited by Lisa Le Feuvre

Launch events:
Friday 20 June 2014, 7pm
Alte Brücke 2

Sunday 22 June 2014, 4–6pm 
Flat Time House 
210 Bellenden Road
United Kingdom

Flat Time House is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of NOIT, FTHo’s creative journal published in conjunction with Camberwell Press. NOIT–2, guest edited by Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, considers how burning, an action predominant in John Latham’s ideas, has been deployed by artists in various ways.

Comprised of new writing, artists’ contributions and original research, NOIT explores the theoretical concerns and artwork of Latham, and their continued relevance. Published biannually, NOIT journal invites a guest editor to propose a theme for each issue and together with FTHo, asks writers, academics and artists to contribute new work. Complimenting FTHo’s exhibition programme, content is focused on subjects such as the role of the artist; time and temporality; art and science; language; and value and belief systems—all enduring themes of particular concern to Latham.

For NOIT–2 Burning essays include Donald Smith on fire and light in the work of Derek Jarman; Claire Louise Staunton on John Latham’s ‘Skoob Ceremonies’; Jo Melvin on Dennis Oppenheim; Marin R. Sullivan on Alberto Burri’s ‘Combustioni’; Lucy Reynolds on Annabel Nicolson’s ‘Matches’; and Ursula Ströbele on pyrotechnics in contemporary art. In addition, there are interviews with William Raban on Stephen Cripps, and with Annea Lockwood on her ‘Piano Burnings’; and visual contributions by artists Anthony McCall, Camila Sposati and Marlie Mul. Also included with NOIT is a DVD documenting a series of recent ‘Skoob’ performances undertaken as experiments in relation to the recent exhibition God is Great (10 to the -19) – John Latham and Neal White at Portikus in Frankfurt.

NOIT is available to buy online and is distributed by Antennae books.

NOIT—2 launch event: Frankfurt
Friday 20 June, 7pm
Portikus, Alte Brücke 2, Frankfurt
A presentation by Lisa Le Feuvre will be followed by a discussion between Le Feuvre, artist and researcher Neal White, and Sophie von Olfers, curator of Portikus. The evening will conclude with the final ‘Skoob’ performance on the Portikus island. As part of the current exhibition, God is Great (10 to the -19), a series of experimental ‘Skoob’ performances were undertaken, documented as field recordings and inserted into NOIT–2 as a DVD. These performances, which were originally titled ‘Skoob Tower Ceremonies’ and executed by John Latham from the 1960s onwards, were burnings of book towers in public space. The recent ‘Skoobs’ convey the investigative and incidental affinities between both artists’ practices and theories.

NOIT—2 launch event: London
Sunday 22 June, 4–6pm 
Flat Time House, 210 Bellenden Road, London
The London launch will be accompanied by a special preview screening of William Raban’s forthcoming film 72-82, introduced by the filmmaker. Documenting ten years of the ACME gallery, 72-82 features footage of Stephen Cripps’ pyrotechnic performances discussed by Raban in NOIT–2 in a interview with Lisa Le Feuvre. Also on display will be footage of the 2012 reprise of Annea Lockwood’s ‘Piano Burning’ (1968) that took place at Grizedale Arts, as well as documentation of the experimental ‘Skoob’ performances undertaken recently in Frankfurt by Neal White.

Flat Time House (FTHo) is a gallery, archive and artist’s residency space in the former home and studio of the British visual artist John Latham. Today, FTHo is a dynamic and autonomous institution with an emphasis on research-based art.

Supported by the Arts Council for England and The Barry Flanagan Foundation.



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