Cityscape is a pixel by pixel observation of the London skyline from a vantage point at UCL.
Transmitting and archiving in real time, Cityscape records the fluctuations in light throughout day and night. The images are constructed at the rate of a pixel a second from left to right and top to bottom of the screen in horizontal bands, continuously.
A whole image represents the previous 21.33 hours, just under a day. There are visible fluctuations in light and movement whilst night appears as a band of black thinning and widening according to the time of year. Stray pixels depict the fleeting presences of birds, people or other unidentifiable objects entering the frame.
Cityscape is the latest in a series of works by Susan Collins exploring time, technology and landscape, connecting British landscape tradition with the contemporary world of digital media, networks and connectivity.