Susan Collins (born London, 1964) has played an important role in the development of new media art in Britain. She works in public, gallery and online spaces, often employing live transmission as a medium. This allows physical places to appear transferred from one site to another, or to become immaterial in online spaces, exploiting the role of illusion or belief in their construction.
Film and Video Umbrella first worked with Susan Collins in 2005, on the digital video installation ‘Fenlandia’. This was part of the touring exhibition ‘Silicon Fen’, accompanied by a book of the same name. The techniques employed in ‘Fenlandia’ were developed in the subsequent commission ‘Seascape’, 2009. Film and Video Umbrella have also published a book on the artist’s work, ‘Susan Collins: Seascape’.
Collins’ work has been shown widely in the UK and abroad, with selected exhibitions at Netherlands Media Art Institute/Montevideo, Amsterdam; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Fabrica, Brighton; ICA London; and the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. She lives and works in London and is represented by ARC Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria.