The Deep Field Project

Field and Studio

The Deep Field Project supports a range of research activity in the field as well as the studio. Our researchers are engaged with knowledge-led approaches to groundwork – the planning stage of field research – and we aim to support and develop processes for collaborative and interdisciplinary project planning and study. This allows us to commit to high quality creative media in remote locations and methodological guidance and innovation for planning deeper forms of fieldwork.

Research projects and graduates can make use of our high end computing and production facilities for processing and developing all of their project work. In our research studio they have access to moving image and data processing and editing, emergent 3d technologies – VR, physical workshops etc, all with full technical support.

The research studio is also a social co-laboratory, a space that enables artists and academics, scientists or multidisciplinary collaborators, graduate researchers and students etc., to meet, debate and organise projects, exhibitions, residencies or placements and to present and discuss ongoing work.

The Arts Catalyst Art & Science Resource Centre is also located in the research studio. A generous donation on loan for our researchers and guests, it includes rare and limited edition books relating to contemporary art and science field, with key texts on art and ecology, art and environment, critical ecology as well as rare collection of artist catalogues. It is supplemented by The Mike Kenner Archive, and other books on the philosophy of experimentation, epistemic things and socially engaged practices from the Office of Experiments who initiated the Deep Field Project.

Located close to technical workshops on the campus of Westminster School of Arts, and the School of Media and Communication, we also provide researchers with advanced professional resources, aimed at artists and filmmakers, photographers, makers, ceramicists, printers and sculptors, amongst many other traditional media, art and design disciplines. Our lab sits adjacent to the CREAM and CAMRI dedicated PhD research facilities.

For visitors to our Harrow Campus, you will find us overlooking the central courtyard in J Block adjacent to the Staff Garden Room. Room JG 32.

  1. Image Credit: Still from A Borderline Conception Lying at the Extreme Edge of the World of Appearances. Project on the becoming-planetary-body of technological monitoring apparatus during deployment of the ‘Gigaton Volume Detector’ neutrino telescope at Lake Baikal, Siberia. Supported by the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Deutsche Electron Synchrotron, and Irkutsk State University. Jol Thoms 2017-2019.