SLIDERS_lab is an art research laboratory created at the ÉESI (European School of Visual Arts) and currently hosted by the University of Poitiers.

SLIDERS_lab takes into account an area of thought emerging around animated pictures, filing and digital information, in which authors and researchers question the issues of original narrative figures, and also new forms of creation and picture analysis. This artistic research circulates in a space gathering art, philosophy and science together.

The projects carried out are generally photographs, interactive installations and performances that bring into play large picture sets, as well as the semantic links connecting these pictures one to another.
The artistic work pursued on these relationships is the source of forms — organization patterns taken from cristals, animals, human architectures, mental constructions, etc. — put forward by SLIDERS_lab.

The laboratory is ran by Frédéric Curien, Jean-Marie Dallet and Thierry Guibert
Jean-Marie Dallet is in charge of its scientific liability.

SLIDERS_lab develops its 2009 projects following four distinctive trends :

1 - Creation of a book as a follow-up to the first sympozium from the biennial event “Figures de l’interactivité”, Poitiers, 2008.

2 – Preparation of a second biennial sympozium “Figures de l’interactivité”, Poitiers, 2010, whose chosen topic is "Tagging".

3 - Development of research projects in partnership with high level cultural and scientific players, who are connected to the laboratory by research agreements or partnerships (XLIM laboratory, UMR CNRS 6172, SIC (Signal, Image et communication department); IRI, Centre Pompidou ; LIRIS, UMR CNRS 5205, Lyon); UQÀM, Faculty of arts, Montréal, Canada; research platform VIRAGE commissionned by the ANR.

4 - An international, great scale collaborative project (development of the TVisionarium in collaboration with the iCinema centre in Sydney, ran by Jeffrey Shaw);

5 - Involvement in artistic events (SIANA [Évry, France; Bello Horizonte, Brasil; Nanchang, China])