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George Charman & Adam Knight

‘The Tiny Lag’ 28.11.2014 - 21.12.2014

George Charman
George Charman
George Charman
George Charman
George Charman
George Charman


Thursday to Sunday 1pm to 6pm

Private View: Thursday 27 November, 6pm to 8pm

Using the unique configuration of the Acme Project Space, George Charman (Fire Station Work/Live Programme 4: 2010-2015) and Adam Knight will show a series of recent works that engage with ‘the screen’ as a kind of border. The screen is used to divide the exhibition space through varying axes of installation, video, drawing, sound, writing and sculpture. The screen is deployed as a veil and a threshold allowing for successive works to re-configure relationships with the viewer. The occluded circle appears intermittently as a partial structure, activating an overlapping agency between works.

The exhibition title is taken from an essay of the same name by Mladen Dolar. In his essay 'The Tiny Lag', referencing Wittgenstein, Dolar examines the borders of language on experience. In this instance the border becomes a conceptual marker of limitation and permission.

Central to the exhibition is the split channel audio work Tiny Lag. In the lead up to the exhibition Charman and Knight became interested in the formats of correspondence as a means of organisation, discourse and punctuation between works. Both artists followed YouTube instructional tutorials based upon the children’s puzzle game The Rubik's Snake. The tutorials were often accompanied by users’ nonsensical verbal instructions. Both artists attempted to follow these tutorials exploring the disparity between description and action. The discordant pops, hisses and clicks are direct recordings of the altering Rubik's Snake. The resulting asynchronous stereo soundtrack is played through constructed speakers that distill the modular geometric form of the Rubik's Snake. 



Acme Project Space

44 Bonner Road
E2 9JS
020 8981 6811
F 020 8983 0567

Acme Project Space is located in the heart of East London's gallery district, around the corner from The Approach and a short walk from Vyner Street. The venue is well served by public transport:

  • Underground - Bethnal Green (Central Line)
  • Train - Cambridge Heath
  • Bus - D3 & 309
  • Car - On street pay and display parking (unrestricted at weekends)


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The Acme Project Space provides an opportunity for those artists who are part of our Residency & Awards Programme and our International Residencies Programme with a public space within which to develop projects, show new work and engage in a critical dialogue with a wider audience.

The programme of projects and exhibitions is developed in collaboration with those individual artists, who have already been through a selection process and aims to highlight the benefit artists gain from this support. The Acme Project Space therefore, is not currently able to accept unsolicited exhibition proposals from other artists.

Access and facilities

There is level and ramped access throughout the Acme Project Space. All printed material is available in a range of formats, please contact or 020 8981 6811 for further information. There are no public toilet facilities on site.



Briony Anderson

‘Briony Anderson’ 8.1.2015 - 25.1.2015



Jamie Hosegood

‘PUBLIC IMAGE’ 24.10.2014 - 2.11.2014

'Fatty' by Jamie Hosegood, oil on canvas, 118.5cm x 92cm, 2014
'Fatty' by Jamie Hosegood, oil on canvas, 118.5cm x 92cm, 2014
'Bette Smoking' by Jamie Hosegood, acrylic on paper, 29.5x21cm, 2014
'Untitled (Chris)' bu Jamie Hosegood, oil on board, 46x33cm, 2014
'Untitled (adele2)' by Jamie Hosegood, mixed media on paper, 29.8x21cm, 2014
'Standing on the Beach' by Jamie Hosegood, oil and household gloss on canvas, 121x81cm, 2013-2014


Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 6pm

Private View: Thursday 23 October, 6pm to 8pm


PUBLIC IMAGE is a collection of new work by Jamie Hosegood marking the culmination of his time as the inaugural recipient of the year-long Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award, part of Acme Studios' Residency & Awards Programme.

The exhibition presents a selection of Hosegood’s paintings in which he explores the medium's ongoing theoretical relationship with the photograph as source and subject.


The Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award forms part of Acme Studios’ Residency & Awards Programme and Central Saint Martins’ new initiatives to support their Fine Art graduates. This award aims to provide a bridge between art school and practice as a professional artist by awarding a recent MA graduate a rent-free studio for 12 months together with a bursary of £5,000, and the opportunity to access curators, other professional artists and networking opportunities. The award also provides mentoring by members of the Helen Scott Lidgett committee, to the selected graduate, and all those who apply.

This award – a partnership initiative between Acme Studios and Central Saint Martins – is jointly funded for the next three years by Acme and the Helen Scott Lidgett Fund.


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