SCEMFA is a research group at the Slade which opened in 1995. It has provided the opportunity for leading artists to focus on research into Electronic Media and Fine Art, contributing to debate on a national and international level for events, exhibitions, broadcasts, collaborations and online.
Inaugurated in 2009, Cities Methodologies is a pan-UCL initiative to showcase innovative methods of urban research.
The Slade School of Fine Art and the University of
Dhaka Faculty of Fine Art, Bangladesh are the recipients of a three-year award
as part of the British Council INSPIRE strategic
Materials Research Project based in the Methods and Materials Room of the graduate painting area, spearheads the role of materials within
the creative process.
This is a Research Forum including artists, writers and academics from the Slade in dialogue with other researchers at UCL and other London and international institutions, who are working on the relation between words and images across various fields of creativity and scholarship.
The project asks the question 'What is the relationship between the development of Modern sculpture in the West and Japan, taking the premise that modernization and Westernization are not the same?
This network is driven by dialogue: not only between the two principal investigators, but also between generations of artists.
Liz Rideal was invited by Professor Gill Perry of the Open Arts Archive to consider recording her views about the nature of creativity and the processes of making art, whilst on a cotton research trip in India funded by the British Academy.
Andrew Stahl started the Transcultural Art Group to instigate transcultural artist residencies at the Slade from various sources of funding.
Materialising Time explored new and innovative methods of visually representing time through a series of Seascapes being developed in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella, London and the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.
The project considered the status of drawing in relation to its history as a preliminary, or transitional medium.
Mark Godfrey’s Leverhulme funded research project looked at the way American artists engaged the memory of the Holocaust resulting in the book Abstraction and the Holocaust (Yale University Press 2007).
This investigation aimed to contribute to our understanding of how global communications systems like the worldwide web are transforming the way we perceive the world around us.
Jayne Parker's objective was to make a group of 16 mm films that addressed the question: can film be a 'musical equivalent'?
This grant covered some of the research expenses for the production of Alighiero E Boetti, 2012, Yale University Press.
This project, led by Tom Lomax, aimed to further develop mould-making and casting processes and introduce experimental and investigative methods to enhance an awareness and understanding of space, light, mass, gravity and form and how these relate to the making and experiencing of sculpture, as well as embracing other processes such as photography and print.
FRAMED took place on 23, 24 and 25 March 2006, organised by Dr Susan Collins, Head of Electronic Media and scheduled to coincide with the NODE.London season for media arts and also to mark the 10th anniversary of the Slade Centre for Electronic Media.
TURTLE was a three-day event at the Slade Research Centre organised by
Dr Sharon Morris, Head of Film and Video and Sean Borodale with
musician/artist Anton Lukoszevieze and Michael Shamberg, artist and
curator of TURTLE events.
Honorary Research Fellow, Dr Simon Schofield had an exhibition of new system-based artworks produced during a two year NESTA Fellowship, Experiments in Digital Surface Generation, at the Slade Research Centre, in November 2007.