Susan Collins

Susan Collins

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Five Hours Later, Boston Harbour, 20th April 2020 at 22:55pm
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper 

12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 25

© Susan Collins, 2020.

Susan Collins makes works in response to specific sites and situations often employing transmission, networking and time as primary materials. Key works include the BAFTA nominated Tate in Space, commissioned for Tate Online (2002); Underglow (2005-6), a network of illuminated drains for the Corporation of London and Brighter Later (2013), a light installation for the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford driven by live weather data.

She has produced a series of live year-long pixel by pixel internet transmissions from remote locations including Fenlandia (2004) and Glenlandia (2005), Seascape (2009) a solo show for the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea and LAND (2017), a live transmission from Jerusalem looking across the West Bank towards the Jordanian mountains.

This print of Boston Harbour is from Five Hours Later (2019-20), a live transmission which took place between Sheffield UK, and Boston USA, commissioned by Site Gallery Sheffield to coincide with their 40th anniversary year. The image was constructed pixel by pixel , line by line horizontally from the top left to the bottom right corner of the screen over a five hour timespan – embedding quite literally the time difference between the two locations.

Collins is Professor of Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.