Associate Studio Programme : Stockwell 2016

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May 2016
In 2013, out of their collaborative project Double agents and Acme Studios, created a ‘transitional’ studio space for recent graduates in the UAL Hall of Residence; the Glassyard Building, in More...

Associate Studio Programme : Morgan Quaintance

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Oct 2015
In October Morgan Quaintance visited the Associate Studio Program. Morgan gave an in depth introduction to his practice as both a writer, broadcaster, musician and curator and an insight into the thought process behind his upcoming exhibition at Cubitt Gallery, ‘Smile Orange’. The discussion began with a focus on some practical considerations of working as an artist, and how to develop and curate projects collectively. The associates had prepared a staged presentation of works as a context to further the conversation. More...

‘Studios for Artists: concepts and concrete’

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Publication
Oct 2015
Presenting ongoing dialogue between affordable studio provider Acme Studios and London art and design college Central Saint Martins, ‘Studios for Artists’ takes a detailed look into the changing form and function of the artist’s studio in relation to contemporary art practice, as revealed through an extensive program of research, studio visits and interviews. The form, function and future of the artist’s studio is the central focus of the collaboration and of this publication. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Philip Lai

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May 2015
Artist Philip Lai’s visit occurred during the Associates preparations for their group show ‘Juice’ at the Acme Project Space. The Associates’ ideas for the format of the show became of focus of the discussion. Of interest was the evolving works and their arrangement in the space during the course of the show, and the inversion of the opening hours half way through the show, from daytime to night time, and the differing kinds of spectatorship that that might prompt. Philip discussed his own practice, one based very much on spending time More...

Associate Studio Programme : Neil Beloufa

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May 2015
Paris based artist Neil Beloufa focussed entirely on the work of the Associates but drew in themes of narrative in common with his own practice – both the narrative capacity within the work and the narrative of the work, or the stories that the work tells and the stories that the artist tells. In particular; the delicate balance between what is true and what is false More...

Associate Studio Programme : Elephant & Castle 2015

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Mar 2015
This is the second Associate Studio to be developed out of the collaborative project between Double agents and Acme Studios. Like the first Studio in Stockwell, established in 2013, this operates as a ‘transitional’ studio space for recent graduates from the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins. Again like the Stockwell Studio it’s housed in a new UAL Hall of Residence; the Highline Building, this one in Elephant & Castle, south east London. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Lindsay Seers

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Feb 2015
Lindsay Seers’s visit to the studio was characterised by the presence of one of her ventriloquist’s dummies; Billy. As well as joining the Associates for a series of staged portraits (which then became Lindsay’s gift to the studio) Billy exercised an influence over the discussion; ranging as it did from the sometimes vague boundaries between fact and fiction, synaesthesia and neuroscience. Billy’s role; as a conduit through which to speak, More...

Associate Studio Programme : Laura White

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Feb 2015
Sculptor Laura White’s studio visit began with her reading a short text describing her ongoing project which involves her undertaking short training courses in a range of specialist manual skills, not necessarily those associated with the skills of an artist, sculptor or maker. These included butchery, fish knife skills, brick laying and sushi making. This emphasis on the material qualities of things, stuff, tools and processes formed the basis of the discussions with each of the Associates offering some response to Laura’s prompt. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Lisa Panting

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Aug 2014
Curator, and co-director of Hollybush Gardens, Lisa Panting visited the Associate Studio Programme in August. The visit coincided with the Associates preparations for their group show at the offices of the architects John McAslan Partners. The discussions centred on this and the balance of the opportunities it offered and the constraints it was subject to. It was noted that as a space that served both as a gallery and the lobby of a busy architects practice there were some More...

Associate Studio Programme : Stockwell 2013

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Jul 2014
Having been in the studio for almost a year the first Associate Studio Programme is well established. The eight Associates have maintained the open plan layout allowing each other to expand and contract their activities within the shared space as their work demands. In addition to the studio visits by artists, writers and curators, the studio has been visited by other studio providers and academics, and most recently by artist/photographer Hugo Glendinning. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Redmond Entwistle

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Jun 2014
In June artist Redmond Entwistle visited the Associate Studio Programme. He began by showing his film ‘Monuments’ prompting a discussion of both the ideas of the three artists; Smithson, Graham and Matta-Clark, and the film’s interweaving of fact and fiction through their relocation to the contemporary outskirts of New Jersey, where their works had first been made. In particular the stylistic combination of artists’ film, documentary, genre (zombie) movie and dead-pan comedy, provoked the discussion. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Adam Chodzko

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Mar 2014
In March artist Adam Chodzko visited the Associate Studio Programme. Adam’s visit coincided with his show at Marlborough Contemporary ‘Room for Laarni’. Adam offered his thoughts on the studio and the processes that occur there, “what aspects of making are necessarily done in isolation – in private, even from ourselves! – and which develop from an interior dialogue; an immediate anticipation of them being shared with another”. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Marie Lund

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Jan 2014
In January artist Marie Lund visited the Associate Studio Programme. Marie presented documentation of a number of works, across sculpture, installation and performance. The work raised issues regarding the shifts and tensions between the work as a thing in the studio and the work as an exhibit in a gallery – in particular Marie’s collaborative performance works ‘One Hour Long Exhibition’ in which the work, artists and audience all arrive at the gallery at the same time for the work to be unpacked, installed, dismantled and re-packed. More...

Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award

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Jan 2014
Jamie Hosegood, recipient of the first Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award and a graduate of the MA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins has now taken up the opportunity. The award, initiated by Acme Studios with Central Saint Martins, provides a large studio space at Acme’s Warton House studio building, shared with a 2013 graduate from the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Stephen Melville

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Dec 2013
The first of the Associate Studio Programme studio visits was made by Stephen Melville in December 2013. Stephen Melville is an Art Historian and Theorist, is Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University and has published widely on contemporary art as well as on issues in contemporary theory and historiography. More...

Associate Studio Programme : Stockwell 2013

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Sep 2013
A panel including Alex Schady, Mick Finch and Elizabeth Wright from Central Saint Martins, with Heather Deedman from Acme Studios and Kate Cooper from Auto Italia, met in June to select the first group of 2012 and 2013 graduates to form the programme and take their place in the shared studio at the Glassyard Building in Stockwell. More...

Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award

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Apr 2013
The Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award is a new initiative developed in collaboration with Acme Studios, through the research project Double agents, exclusively for graduates of MA Fine Art, MA More...

Associate Studio Programme : Stockwell 2013

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Apr 2013
Developed out of their collaborative project Double agents and Acme Studios have created a ‘transitional’ studio space for recent graduates in the new UAL Hall of Residence; the Glassyard Building, More...

Double agents & Acme Studios October 2012

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Oct 2012
The collaborative project between Acme Studios and Double agents began as a series of conversations between Graham Ellard and Acme’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Harvey, about current and emergent practice in More...

Table for discussion

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Jan 2012
For the Double agents exhibition ‘The Trouble with Talkies’ in 2005 a table and set of stools and benches were designed and built to act as a focal point for More...

Double agents & Acme Studios May 2011

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May 2011
The collaborative project between Acme Studios and Double agents has now been underway for ten months. The project is examining the role, form, function and future of the artists’ studio in a context of changing art practices and economic conditions. It brings together the work of Acme Studios with that of Double agents. During this period a number of the project aims have been achieved including More...

Film film: Graham Gussin

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Exhibition
Apr 2011
Commissioned in collaboration with Blip Creative artist Graham Gussin created ‘Film film’ for screening in the Window of the Charing Cross Road site of Central Saint Martins. “The work ‘Film Poster’ first existed as a poster for an exhibition in Portugal. It consists of 380 lines which were written over the course of a week. I wanted to make a work which existed as a kind of More...

The Way Things Work (cycle seven)

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May 2010
Gail Pickering; the seventh in a series of studio based seminars with invited artists. The specific emphasis of these sessions is the methods of investigation and processes of production in More...

The Way Things Work (cycle six)

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May 2010
Ruth Ewan; the sixth in a series of studio based seminars with invited artists. The specific emphasis of these sessions is the methods of investigation and processes of production in More...

Double agents & Acme Studios

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May 2010
Acme Studios and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, have secured a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a part government-funded programme which helps More...

The Way Things Work (cycle five)

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Mar 2010
Uriel Orlow; the fifth in a series of studio based seminars with invited artists, exploring methods of investigation and processes of production in and beyond the studio, addressing issues of More...

Aesthetics of The Differends

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Nov 2009
A lecture by artist Benoît Maire and Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield Presented in collaboration with Hollybush Gardens. ‘Differend’ commonly refers to a debate between two or more people about (among other More...

The Way Things Work (cycle four)

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Nov 2009
Graham Gussin; the forth in a series of studio based seminars with invited artists, exploring methods of investigation and processes of production in and beyond the studio, addressing issues of More...

The Way Things Work (cycle three)

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Feb 2009
Adam Chodzko; the third in a series of studio based seminars with invited artists, as in previous sesssions as part of this programme – exploring methods of investigation and processes of production in and beyond the studio, addressing issues of collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and contexts. More...

Yve Lomax, The Art of Writing

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Feb 2009
Through a series of readings Yve Lomax discussed the specifics of writing as a form of art making. It has been a longstanding concern of Yve Lomax to include writing within the repertoire of visual art and place emphasis on writing as a practice not only in relation to writing as art but also the ‘art’ of writing of theory. More...

Wallace Berman and Allen Ruppersberg

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Nov 2008
An afternoon symposium, in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, examining the historical context and artistic legacy of the emergent art scene on the west coast of America in the 1950s More...

The Way Things Work (cycle two)

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Nov 2008
Jaki Irvine and Will Holder; the second in a series of studio-based seminars with invited speakers exploring methods of investigation and processes of production in and beyond the studio, addressing issues of collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and contexts. More...

The Way Things Work (cycle one)

Emily Wardill and students
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Oct 2008
Emily Wardill; the first in a series of studio-based seminars with invited speakers exploring methods of investigation and processes of production in and beyond the studio, addressing issues of collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and contexts. More...

Space to Think

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Exhibition
Jul 2008
The inclusion of documentation of Double agents projects based around the paper ‘Friends of Art’ and the notion of ‘the studio as a verb’, the exhibition ‘Space to Think’ to accompany the conference Space to Think: Our Teaching, Learning and Making Spaces in the 21st Century, at Chelsea College of Art and Design. More...

Johanna Billing

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Mar 2008
Johanna Billing, round table ‘in conversation’ with undergraduate students, BA Fine Art, to coincide with the inclusion of Johanna’s video work ‘Project for a revolution’ (2000) and ‘Missing Out’ (2001) in ‘Here We Dance’ at Tate Modern, London. More...

Jaki Irvine and Michael Newman

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Dec 2007
Jaki Irvine and Michael Newman ‘in conversation’. A joint venture with Chisenhale Gallery on the occasion of Jaki Irvine’s solo exhibition ‘In a World Like This’. More...

Look Behind Us, a Blue Sky

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Aug 2007
A new book ‘Look Behind Us, a Blue Sky’ on the work of Johanna Billing, supported by Double agents, and published to accompany her major exhibition at Kunst Museum Basel and Dundee Contemporary Arts. More...

Vito Acconci, in conversation

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Mar 2007
A talk by Vito Acconci, to present an overview of his practice, and a round table studio discussion with under-graduate, Post-graduate, Research students and invited guests in Studio G01, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Charing Cross Road. Vito Acconci’s visit was made possible through the support of the AHRC funded Research Project ‘Curating Architecture’ at Goldsmiths College and The Henry Moore Foundation. More...

1+1+1 issue four

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Jun 2006
This issue features a discussion of the work of Knut Henrik Henriksen between Lisa Panting and Malin Ståhl; a work for the page by Anne Tallentire based on commissioned a More...

1+1+1 issue three

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Publication
Nov 2005
This issue was produced to accompany the exhibition ‘Sounds Like Drawing’ in collaboration with The Drawing Room, and includes an essay by curator Anthony Huberman (SculptureCentre New York), a transcription of a public ‘in conversation’ at the gallery with the curators, exhibitors Kaffe Matthews, Steve Roden and Conor Kelly, and chaired by Ben Borthwick (Tate Modern), and a new work by Yve Lomax commissioned for the printed page. More...

Sounds Like Drawing

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Exhibition
Oct 2005
An exhibition exploring the trajectory between sound and drawing. 13 October – 20 November 2005 at The Drawing Room, London. Double agents collaborated with The Drawing Room to stage an event with Anthony Huberman, curator, and artists Kaffe Matthews, Conor Kelly, and Steve Roden, chaired by Ben Borthwick, Curator, Tate Modern. More...

Anthony McCall, in conversation

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Oct 2005
A round table ‘in conversation’ with Graham Ellard and undergraduate students, BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. After an lecture by Graham Ellard introducing McCall’s work, selected students joined Anthony around the table in their studio to discuss their responses to the work. More...

1+1+1 issue two

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Publication
May 2005
This issue was produced to accompany the exhibition ‘The Trouble with Talkies’ and included essays on each of the works by their selectors – Anne Tallentire, Graham Ellard, Adam Chodzko, Lisa Panting, Uriel Orlow, Jaki Irvine. More...

The Trouble with Talkies

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Exhibition
May 2005
An exhibition of work by Locky Morris, Anthony McCall, Cecily Brennan, Tibor Hajas, Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan and Jitka Hanzlova selected by Double agents, Anne Tallentire, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Lisa Panting, Adam Chodzko, Uriel Orlow, and Jaki Irvine, considering the notion of the conversation as an activity both between artists (acting as curators) and the works selected. More...

1+1+1 issue one

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Feb 2005
The first of a series of broad sheet journals featuring one essay, one interview and one artwork, each of which draws on significant current international practice. Issue one featured two More...

‘Friends of Art’ seminar

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Nov 2004
‘Friends of Art’ a seminar at ELIA 8 Biennial Conference in Luzern – ‘Challenging the Frame’ convened by Anne Tallentire and Graham Ellard. The seminar considered the questions raised by collaborative approaches to practice in Fine Art and its implications for teaching, curriculum design and the studio in Fine Art education. After an introductory paper by Anne Tallentire and Graham Ellard presentations were made by artists’ Uriel Orlow and Ruth Maclennan, Adam Chodzko, and Emily Wardill. More...

Re: the archive, the image and the very dead sheep

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Publication
Nov 2004
A ‘ready-made archive’, a holiday correspondence and a philosophico-anecdotal meditation on history, ‘Re: the archive, the image, and the very dead sheep’ is the first collaborative work by Uriel Orlow More...

Density ±0

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Jan 2004
Catalogue, supported by Double agents, to accompany ‘Density ±0’, an exhibition focusing on the art of the ineffable or intangible, curated by Caroline Ferreira d’Oliveira and Marianne Lanavère. The show opened at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in February. The show was supported by Double agents and features the work of Francis Alÿs, Graham Gussin, Roman Signer, Ceal Floyer, Carsten Nicolai, and work-seth/tallentire. More...

Works #3, #4, #5

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Oct 2003
‘Works #3, #4, #5’, a book, supported by Double agents, on the work of Johanna Billing, published by Milch to accompany the exhibition at Gainsborough Studios, London. More...

Peg Rawes, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone

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Event
Jul 2003
Peg Rawes, in conversation with artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone to reconsider how aesthetics and critical structures mediate between architectural and visual practice, hosted by The Serpentine Gallery, in the Oscar Niemeyer Pavilion, organised by Lisa Panting, Milch, London. More...