The Deep Field Project

Project Investigators - collective and individual research

The Deep Field Project research studio is led by Neal White and co-ordinated with Jol Thoms. White formally acts as both lead coordinator of the studio for Office of Experiments, and as an experienced academic / supervisor, and is Co-Director of CREAM at Westminster School of Arts. Thoms is a supervised graduate researcher of White, an experienced arts educator, artist, and researcher active internationally.

The Deep Field Project research studio is organised around experienced artist researchers whose principle investigations map across multiple inquiries of shared, interdisciplinary interests. Graduate Researchers Jol Thoms and Diann Bauer also act as Project Investigators and are currently (April 2020) working with White on Time Machines, a research proposal co-ordinated with Stefanie Hessler, Director of Kunsthalle Trondheim, Norway, who is currently a research associate in CREAM / The Deep Field Project. Time Machines integrates work by White on post-natural ecologies/gerontology/cryonics; with fieldwork from Jol Thoms’ individual research investigating metaphysical implications of posthuman, neo-materialist philosophy on vast, anomalous experimental physics landscapes, and; Diann Bauer’s developing research inquiry around notions of ‘Xenotemporality’.

Other experienced independent established researchers work in association with our research studio part-time. These artists / investigators are writing up research that resonates with our aims and is already available in published or public form -exhibition, films etc. Subjects covered include; ‘Sensory Cities and sensor based inquiry of real time global observations currently employed via data harvesting technologies’ – a critical reflection by Stanza; ‘Immersive VR Environments in Art and Science’ by Ruth West; and ‘Art, Curating and Public Engagement at the intersection of Art and Science’ by Alasdair Hopwood.

We welcome interests from all experienced artists and researchers interested in working with The Deep Field Project on future investigations of shared interest.