Associate Studio Programme 4 : Alicia Reyes McNamara

May 2018
Alicia Reyes McNamara visited the studio to meet the Associates in May 2018. As the group for this visit was quite small, the discussion was intense, inquisitive and attentive. It was structured first around the artist’s different practices, then by an artist talk. In all the visit lasting over 3 hours, and included a discussion of the Associates work. This began with the Tokyo based Youkobo exchange artist Yuuki Horiuchi, followed by Riah Charles, Jess Heritage and Joshua Waterson, each showing something of their practices. The discussion ranged from topics such as the play between humour and the seriousness of the dialogue More...

Associate Studio Programme 4 : Shezad Dawood

Apr 2018
For our fourth artist visit at the Highline Building studio, we welcomed Shezad Dawood. Our discussion began with the logistics of maintaining our practice, and the significance of the mutual support the shared studio setting offers. A focal point was the necessity for mistakes to materialise in order for progress to be made within our practices. We then discussed Shezad’s monumental ‘Leviathan’ project, comprised of ten episodes to be released over an extended period. He spoke of the relationship between the volatile undercurrents of the More...

Associate Studio Programme 4 : Rehana Zaman

Apr 2018
As part of our Associate Studio Programme, we were excited to have Rehana Zaman visit us for an extended conversation in April 2018. Given Rehana’s practice, and some of the conversations that were being had in the studio, we decided to step away from the normal ‘crit’ structure that had occurred in visits before Rehana, and instead have an open conversation without too much presentation of individual works. This lead to a lengthy, (3 hour) informal conversation in which Rehana More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Ewa Axelrad

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Jan 2018
Ewa Axelrad visited the Stockwell studios in January. Ewa introduced us to her work by explaining her background where she began by studying photography at the Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu in Poznan, Poland. This was followed by a MA at The Royal College of Art, where she displayed a hidden work ‘Solution’ at the degree show. Ewa explained how the work was an ironic success and that forced the viewer to not only find its whereabouts but seek the graphic historical meaning, and the relation to the Second World War in Poland. More...

Associate Studio Programme 4 : Patrick Goddard

Jan 2018
For our second studio visit at the Highline Building, in January 2018, we were glad to host Patrick Goddard. The visit began with Patrick addressing some themes from his work which he had asked to flag out in advance as being of particular interest to us. He began by showing us examples from his solo exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, ‘Revolver II Part 3′ from 2014 beginning with the video, ‘Free Radicals’. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Celine Condorelli

Dec 2017
Celine Condorelli began her studio visit by introducing her practice as seeking to engage with the space of collaboration, working within the location of exchange between people. Celine spoke about ideas surrounding ‘support’ in relation to how this exchange may happen in physical space, though the development of spacial devices that relate to a history of furniture design. Through speaking about her previous studies in architecture and her interest in the way we interact with others More...

Associate Studio Programme 4 : Ed Atkins

Dec 2017
Having only just moved into the Highline Building at the end of September, the arrival of Ed Atkins in December 2017 marked the first artist’s visit for us, the ASP 4 group of Associates. To begin the evening, Ed provided a close reading of new works currently being exhibited as part of Old Food at Berlin’s Martin Gropius-Bau, a generous collection of looping videos and commissioned texts that drove a lively and extensive critical discussion. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Rowena Harris

Nov 2017
Rowena Harris’ visit was insightful – she began with showing a video work and reading an extract of performative writing that presented the concerns of her current practice. Through conversation this extended into outlining problems that are encountered within the studio that either positively or negatively affect ‘working’ and ‘the work’ more generally. We started to discuss what it means to be [and work] in the studio, the methodologies one might employ to navigate their practice, how the role of the studio can ultimately be understood, More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : John Seth

Nov 2017
John Seth began his visit to the Stockwell studios with a performance. This consisted of two sheets of found manuscript paper, which John had drawn music notes onto, a hammer and some nails. John used this gesture to introduce how he might understand the relationship between thinking and making work. This mode of reflection was to demonstrate how there are different ways to generate how we talk about artwork. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Jane Hayes-Greenwood

Jul 2017
Jane Hayes-Greenwood visited the Associate Studio in Stockwell in July 2017. Jane is an artist and curator. She studied at City & Guilds of London Art School, where she met Xabier Basterra and co-founded the project space and studios Block 336 on Brixton Road. Block 336 continues to be run by Jane Hayes Greenwood, Alex Gough, Robert Bell and Thomas Groves who formed the original group when the project was initiated. Jane presented fascinating images of works that have been shown at Block 336 since they opened in 2012. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Rozsa Farkas

Jun 2017
Rozsa Farkas, director of gallery Arcadia Missa, visited the Associates in the Stockwell studio in June. The visit concentrated on the work of the Associates with work-in-progress presented by Alice Jacobs, Andy Wyatt, Jordan Mouzouris, Isabel Cole and Fleur Dempsey. More...

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Morgan Quaintance

Jun 2017
In June 2017, Morgan visited the studios. Morgan’s visit was split into two halves, with one half specifically dedicated to concerns around his practice, whilst the second a discussion around the Associates work. We opened with Morgan with a talk about political issues in contemporary society (homelessness, housing, disability rights). Morgan spoke at length about the position of power, the privilege it was to ‘make’ and the influence this could have in creating a ‘voice’. The marrying of poetic and aesthetic became a key theme that then ran through the discussion of the Associate’s work. The conversation also centered around ‘play’ as a political act. Adeeb Ashfaq presented a performance, Nina Davies; a film and Joe Moss; a performance. As an image to represent the visit Morgan bought the album; Fantasy Black Channel by Late of the Pier.Adeeb Ashfaq

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Eloise Hawser

Apr 2017
Eloise Hawser visited the Stockwell Glassyard studios in April. Eloise introduced us to her practice with fascinating and detailed reports about her research into the unknown realms of London’s infrastructure. Starting off with her investigation of recycling banks, she explained her curiosity for overlooked and redundant sites. Eloise is currently a resident artist at Somerset House and invited us to participate in her upcoming educational programme called Anabasis to Dora, a trail around London looking at functionless architectonic features. Eloise was incredibly generous with her time and stayed on to ensure we each had a thorough and in-depth discussion about the works presented by the studio artists. Alice Jacobs.

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Mary Hurrell

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Feb 2017
In February artist Mary Hurrell visited the studio. With a significant overlap in her sculptural, performance based practice and the related interests of a number of the Associates it was an opportunity to explore similarities and differences in approach. The relationship between the ‘event’ and the ‘exhibition’ and the practical issues raised by the need to document the work without compromising the importance of the physical encounter or translating the work into a photographic practice, were also discussed. These broader themes were then focussed into a discussion of a number of works by the Associates, including; Joe Moss, Anna Pickles-Harvey and Charles Verni.

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Hannah Lees

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Feb 2017
In February 2017 artist Hannah Lees was invited to visit the Highline Studios. Hannah showed us her work using her website, starting in reverse chronological order, giving brief, sometimes playful but informed explanations about her works. Notable was her use of organic matter such as natural dyes on fabric, collected materials from beach combing set into plaster tablets, saved olive stones cast into gold and painted murals on gallery walls in discarded wine “lees”. Her works appearing primitive, metaphorical and poetic, we discussed the use in titling and how that can open up a work by presenting multiple meanings for the viewer. After Hannah’s lively presentation and subsequent discussion, we moved on to view work in progress from three of the Associate artists: Daniel Kan, Helena De Pulford and Abbi Jones. Abbi Jones

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Hannah Perry

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Nov 2016
Hannah Perry visited the Highline studios in December. Hannah started the visit by showing work from two recent shows, including her latest film and a performance, exhibited in Berlin. Hannah’s presentation illuminated the material processes and ideas behind her work. She discussed how her screen prints develop from her films; the transition between analogue and digital film editing, as well as practical considerations when planning work for larger shows. The discussion then developed around themes in Hannah’s work that resonated with the groups own practices and research. The conversation covered a range of topics, including the use of mirroring, hypnosis, and sound in Hannah’s work; psychological states and hysteria; diaristic forms; intimacy, solidarity, and friendship. Helena de Pulford

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Katrina Palmer

Jul 2016
In July Katrina Palmer visited the Highline Studio. Her show at Void in Derry had just opened and she talked about the process by which that work had been developed. In particular ‘Now Landscape’ a new work produced specifically for Void. Inspired by Ash, the gravedigger character from her 2015 Artangel commission ‘End Matter’ it considers, through the thoughts of the gravedigger, the present day as the stone of the future and as a material full of artificial and highly processed substances. More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : Hannah Rickards

Jul 2016
Hannah Rickards visited the Associate Studio in July, in the midst of her Leverhulme Award for Visual and Performing Arts and work on a new piece at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York. The studio discussion centred around the work that many of the Associates were involved in using printed matter, either as its source or final form. Work discussed included Piotr Krzymowski’s photo-montage work unsing Polish film magazines from the 1960s and Asta Meldal Lynge’s recent artist bookwork ‘Real State’.

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Anna Barham

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May 2016
In May Anna Barham visited the Highline studios. Anna began by showing a number of works each involved in the complications, vagaries and slippages of language manifest through the technologies of speech recognition – the translation of spoken words into text. Taking the form of video works and live readings/performances the processing and re-processing of one ‘medium’ to another creates elaborate mergings of units of sound and language – “insight is quick” / “inside the squid”. The use of text as a subject, form and media led into the discussion of the work of Associates, in particular Anna Pickles Harvey and Abbi Jones.

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Eddie Peake

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Apr 2016
In April Eddie Peake made a studio visit to the Highline Building studios. He began the evening by explaining that he didn’t want the session to replicate a typical art school crit. and instead to approach it as something more open, as a conversation rather than a review. He showed videos and images from very early work when he graduated himself, along with images of his White Cube show, the Barbican show and his most recent performance at East Side Projects in Birmingham. More...

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Yuri Pattison

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Mar 2016
Yuri Pattison made the first studio visit to the new studio at the Highline Building in Elephant and Castle. Yuri began by showing images of some recent works and discussing their evolution. The notion of an on-going and contingent, rather than final, finished and definitive material outcome was explored in some detail. Digital technologies offer considerable scoop for revision, re-editing and re-purposing; what might be thought of a process of continuous deferral (of the “final version v09″ file name type) More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : 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...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : 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 1 : 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 1 : 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 1 : 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 1 : 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 1 : 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...

Film film: Graham Gussin

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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)

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 and beyond the studio, taking in issues of collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and context. As previously, the cycle is structured through three separate sessions. An introduction by Graham Ellard to Gail Pickering’s work through documentation. From this, submissions, in the form of questions, are 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 and beyond the studio, taking in issues of collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and context. Each “The Way Things Work” cycle is structured through three separate sessions. The first acts as an introduction, in this case by Anne Tallentire, to the artist’s work through documentation. 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 collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and contexts. The cycle is structured through three separate sessions. An introduction by Anne Tallentire to Uriel Orlow’s work at his solo exhibition at Laure Genillard, London. Out of this, submissions, in the form of questions, are invited from Fine 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 things) matters of opinion and interests on which they disagree. One can say for example: “They have a differend on this or that topic.” The word has been used since the Middle Ages, though it originally had the more precise meaning of the difference between More...

The Way Things Work (cycle four)

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 collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and contexts. The cycle is structured through three separate sessions. An introduction by Graham Ellard to a series of Gussin’s works. Out of this submissions, in the form of questions, are invited from Fine Art undergraduate, post-graduate and research students 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...

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 to contemporary practice today. Sophie Dannenmuller, Academic and writer, discussed the work of Wallace Berman. John Slyce; writer and critic, looked at the work of Allen Ruppersberg in relation to experimental film. Thomas Evans; discussed the historical context of the art scene in LA in the 1950s. Thomas Evans is an editor and artist living in New York. Between 2002 and 2006 he edited the monthly mail-out magazine Tolling Elves, publishing among others Wallace Berman, Jess, Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner. The symposium was chaired by Jenni Lomax, Director, Camden Arts Centre. Links: Camden Arts Centre Tolling Elves

The Way Things Work (cycle two)

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)

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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...

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...

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...

Sounds Like Drawing

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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...

The Trouble with Talkies

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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...

‘Friends of Art’ seminar

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...

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...

Peg Rawes, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone

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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...