folkestone seascape

A solo show presenting a new body of work by Susan Collins

opens on Saturday 4th April at the

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
and continues until 14 June 2009

SEASCAPE consists of a series of gradually unfolding digital seascapes created using imagery captured by webcams installed at five key coastal vantage points between Margate and Portsmouth. Sited at each location for up to a year before the start of the show, the webcams record the endless fluctuations in the light that are a characteristic feature of the English coastline and whose ever-changing nature has attracted painters for generations.

The exhibition includes a series of real-time projections – each showing an image constructed from digital material drawn from the five webcams. Continually collecting this data – from top to bottom and left to right in horizontal bands – these images are constantly generated and renewed pixel by pixel.

folkestone seascape

A series of digital prints from this sea of material will also be presented as part of the exhibition, whilst a Seascape Website and book will feature the vast digital archive of webcam imagery amassed over the period of 12 months.

folkestone seascape

For details of how to get to the De La Warr Pavilion and where to stay, visit

A signed Seascape print will be exclusively available to buy from the De La Warr Pavilion during the exhibition (from 4 April- 14 June)

Seascape has been commissioned by De La Warr Pavilion and Film and Video Umbrella with support from Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.