The Rock Room Project is a research and exhibition project based in Graduate Sculpture and was set up in 2013. The project collaborates with the Department of UCL Earth Sciences and UCL Museums.
Working with the neighbouring context of Earth Sciences generates particular opportunities and questions which lie on the edge of exhibition making, looking at matter, materiality and form, both in real terms as well as to do with the fantasies surrounding the disciplines. The core of the project is an annual 1-day pop up exhibition at the UCL Rock Room. This revolves around attempts to find new forms of exhibition making, to question the very idea of exhibiting and to look at the potential of collaboration. We aim to explore spaces that represent other forms of logic, beliefs, knowledge and disciplines such as architecture, geology, astrophysics, or applied art.
Features and events of the Rock Room Project include annual UCL Earth Sciences Laboratory tours for Graduate students to the Rock Physics, Micropaleontology and Geochemistry Laboratories, the Cold Rooms, the UCL Regional Planetary Image Facility, the UCL Marine Engineering wave machine, the Anechoic Chamber, as well as the Anatomy dissecting rooms - to look at ideas around materiality, scale, visibility and form. A 1-day Sculpture Park was held at the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey in March 2015. POISON – An Anti-Visual Strategy takes place at the Rock Room, UCL on 11 and 13 May 2016.