Susan Collins was born in London, in 1964. She graduated from The University of Reading with a PhD in Fine Art in 2001 and is now the Director at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. She has exhibited her work worldwide, and specialises in the digital media and transmission. Her works are often shown in public spaces in addition to gallery spaces, in order to explore the relationship between viewer and artwork.
Seascape, (2009) involved the projection of live footage of the sea, shown at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and the De La Warr Pavilion. Seascape (2011) involves a similar projection of live images the mouth of the river Wear, as filmed from the inside of the National Glass Centre, through the riverfront windows. These images are digitally transferred into the gallery space pixel by pixel, producing a constantly changing image in response to the ebb and flow of the untameable North Sea.
Seascape, Pagham, 23rd November 2008 at 17:31pm
Seascape, Bexhill-on-Sea, 29th October 2008 at 16:55pm
Seascape, Folkestone, 31st October 2008 at 15:30pm
Seascape, Margate, 31st October 2008 at 15:38pm
All on Digital inkjet print on hahnemuhle photorag paper
SEASCAPE was originally commissioned by De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea and Film and Video Umbrella. Pixel programming by Simon Schofield, network programming by Matt Jarvis made with additional support from the The Slade Centre for Electronic Media
Seascape for Sunderland, 2011, Computer, monitor, internet, custom software,dimensions variable, image taken from Sunderland's Roker Beach.
Commissioned by The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, with thanks to City of Sunderland Council and Richard Wright.
Photo: Colin Davison