Panel: Data Disinformation
Susan Collins’s landscape works exist as archives of images or real-time presentations of images gathered from pointing a webcam at a location over a period of months to show images on screen generated by changing pixel by pixel over about 21 hours in a day. This work provides a timeframe as well as an in-depth study of a single landscape. Presented on the screen in landscape format the artist introduces representation of time showing simultaneously day and night views of the same scene studied and recorded over the course of the year. This paper will show how the manipulation of data can introduce new devices and language to the tradition of representation of landscape.
- Susan Collins is one of the UK’s leading artists working with digital media. Collins works across public, gallery and online spaces. Her recent works mainly employ transmission, networking and time as primary materials, often exploring the role of illusion or belief in their construction and interpretation. Colllins has exhibited internationally and works include In Conversation; Tate in Space (a bafta nominated Tate netart commission); Transporting Skies which transported sky (and other phenomena) live between Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance in Cornwall and Site Gallery Sheffield in Yorkshire; and The Spectrascope, an ongoing live pixel by pixel transmission from a haunted house. In 2009 she exhibited Seascape , a solo show at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and the De La Warr Pavilion and recently completed Love Brid, a short film for Animate Projects. Susan Collins is currently the Director of the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London where she established the Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA) in 1995. susan-collins.net
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