Anarchive was an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery which explored Latham's work and personal papers.
The exhibition explored the fundamental concepts that shaped his art, also including material from Flat Time House.
A highlight of the exhibition were the six rarely seen videos entitled Targets which were commissioned for Channel 4 in 1984 as part of the Dadarama series. These were designed as an intervention to the channel’s main programme and depict Latham’s theory through the combination of figurative and abstract sequences.
John Latham: Anarchive co-curated by Antony Hudek, Athanasios Velios, Research Fellows at Ligatus, University of the Arts, London, and Nayia Yiakoumaki, Archive Curator, Whitechapel Gallery.
Supported by the John Latham Foundation, the Lisson Gallery, the Exhibition Circle, Yoko Ono, Richard Saltoun and those who wish to remain anonymous.
During the exhibition other related events took place in the Gallery:
- A performance by David Toop entitled FLAT TIME/sounding, supported by the PRS Foundation, which produced material for the Alyosha section of the online archive
- The launch of the book The Portable John Latham
- The launch of a DVD with John Latham's films
- A gallery talk by Nayia Yiakoymaki
- A film screening entitled The Films of John Latham: EXPRMNTL followed by a discussion between Antony Hudek and Athanasios Velios about the online John Latham Archive