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2008-2009, Website of archived images from webcam (additional archived images running from hard drive)

Landscape is often characterized as natural, ancient, and real-time, but Susan Collins’ recent webcam works question all of these things, and slowly, very slowly, produce odd and haunting images.

For over a year, a camera overlooked Harewood House’s landscape, carefully crafted by ‘Capability’ Brown to appear ‘natural’. The webcam recorded and transmitted live images, at the rate of a pixel a second so that a whole image represents the previous 21.33 hours. Each image spans dark, dawn and dusk in horizontal bands, stretching the time horizon, and inviting meditation in a world where technology is most often associated with breakneck speed. This web site presents archived images from the 2008/9 project, but see the artists’ site for more live projects.


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