PhD, (born 1964, London
) is an English
artist and academic; one of the UK's leading artists working with digital media
Collins works across public, gallery and online spaces. Her recent works mainly employ transmission, networking and time as primary materials, often exploring the role of illusion or belief in their construction and interpretation. Works include In Conversation; Tate in Space (a bafta nominated Tate netart commission); 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.
Collins' early computer animation works were screened nationally and internationally, at venues including: the London International Film Festivals; the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; Siggraph Las Vegas and Chicago; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; JAGDA, Tokyo; and the Berlin VideoFest.
Recently completed commissions include a wildlife surveillance system for Sarah Wigglesworth Architects’s RIBA award winning Classroom of the Future; Underglow, a network of illuminated drains for the Corporation of London for Light Up Queen Street and Chaser, a lighting commission for GLOW ‘07 Newcastle.Recent group exhibitions at Oakville... Read More