Feeding Live: Susan Collins - Artist talk
An event in partnership with De La Warr Pavilion
Date: Thursday 30 April 2009, 6pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton
On 30 April at 6pm, leading digital artist Susan Collins will be talking about the development of her Seascape project, which is exhibited at De La Warr Pavilion from 04 April. Seascape is a year-long project, spanning the south coast of England, using webcams to create ever evolving pixel paintings of the sea.
Susan will be introducing her pioneering use of webcams to develop her work, accompanied by an installation in the Lighthouse space, generated via a live internet feed from a webcam overlooking the sea from Bexhill beach.
The Seascape project draws on the aesthetics of classical landscape painting to create digital seascapes that unfold in real time. These gradually unfolding seascapes, generated by images captured from webcams, are sited at different locations along the south east coast. Cameras are located in each setting for a period of six to 12 months, recording at different rates over the course of the year.
Each image is constructed from data collected continuously in horizontal bands, marking visible fluctuations in light and movement throughout the day, and being archived at regular intervals. At any one time, the viewer experiences a different version of the image as the pixels change and the piece evolves.
The data will be archived by the artist over the 12-month period, and the resulting image data used to create both large-scale digital colour works on paper as well as real time projections at De La Warr Pavilion.
See the artist's project website to view the vast archive of images collected: /www.susan-collins.net/seascape
Seascapes will be exhibited at the De La Warr Pavilion from the 04 April 14 June 2009.
The project has been produced in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella.
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