Time and Place by Susan Collins

18 May 2011

Event times

1.00pm to 4.00pm

Cost of entry

Free, drop-in. No booking required


London, United Kingdom


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Fountain & V&A South Kensington welcomes you to the Artist Talk


Time and Place by Susan Collins Sackler Centre Victoria and Albert Museum South Kensington Cromwell Rd Kensington London SW7 2RL Free, drop-in. No booking required. Fountain in collaboration with the V&A South Kensington is delighted to present the second in a series of three artist talks exploring light and matter; Liliane Lijn, Susan Collins and UnitedVisualArtists. Prominent digital media artist Susan Colllins will discuss and introduce the wider context to her works, which have been exhibited in many galleries and public sites all over the world. Susan Collins is one of the UK's leading artists working with digital media across public, gallery and online spaces. Her current works mainly employ transmission, networking and time as primary materials, often exploring the role of illusion or belief in their construction and interpretation. Key works include In Conversation; Tate in Space; Transporting Skies which transported sky (and other phenomena) live between Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance in Cornwall and Site Gallery Sheffield in Yorkshire; Fenlandia and Glenlandia - live year long pixel by pixel internet transmissions from remote landscapes, and The Spectrascope, an ongoing live pixel by pixel transmission from a haunted house. Her most recent works include 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 Love Brid, a short film for Animate Projects. Public commissions include a wildlife surveillance system for Sarah Wigglesworth Architects's RIBA award winning Classroom of the Future and Underglow, a network of illuminated drains for the Corporation of London for Light Up Queen Street. 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. Samples of her work can be seen at: Talks series curated by Keith Whittle in collaboration with V&A South Kensington and in partnership with Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Part of the V&A's Digital Design Drop-in programme.

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