Melanie Jackson, The Urpflanze (Part 2) Flat Time House, 210 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4BW
Private View - 6pm Wednesday 27 March 2013
Open Thursday-Sunday 12noon-6pm, 28 March-12 May 2013 (closed 29-31 March)
Melanie Jackson's The Urpflanze (Part 2), commissioned by The Arts Catalyst, will be presented at Flat Time House from 28 March 2013. In a series of moving image works and ceramic sculptures, Jackson continues her ongoing investigation into mutability and transformation, which takes its lead from Goethe's concept of an imaginary primal plant, the Urpflanze, that contained coiled up within it the potential to unfurl all possible future forms.
Jackson's multifaceted work will be installed throughout the ground floor of Flat Time House, the former home and studio of John Latham. Common to Latham's works and Jackson's The Urpflanze (Part 2) there is an opening of the boundaries through and between objects, bodies, non-human and human events, sentient and inert material.
Melanie Jackson in conversation with Esther Leslie
Friday 26 April 6.30-8.30pm
THE UR-PHENOMENON, a publication by Esther Leslie and Melanie Jackson is available as part of the exhibition. To coincide with South London Art Map (SLAM) Last Fridays, FTHo will present a kitchen salon with Melanie Jackson and Esther Leslie in conversation.
Esther Leslie is Professor of Political Aesthetics in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck. She is the author of Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry (2005).