The Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA)
opened in 1995 at the Slade School of Fine Art
, University College London
. The centre provides opportunities for research into electronic media
and fine art
with the goal of contributing to debate on national and international levels.
The Slade School of Fine Art had previously been home to Malcolm Hughes's Computer and Experimental Department in the 1970s.
Events and exhibitions
In 1997 SCEMFA presented Collision
, a public lecture
series by artists
, and curators
working with interactivity
, and digital works. This exhibition was followed by Spontaneous Reaction
, a week-long seminar funded by the Arts Council
, which took a critical look at interactivity
with participants from a variety of disciplines, including psychology
, and computer science
Throughout 1998, SCEMFA collaborated with Channel 4 UK to organise Cached
, a monthly event held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
, London. Funded by the Arts Council, this series investigated the conceptual and practical issues of producing art for the internet
through a series of artists presentations.