Created by Vincent Akkermans, Julie Freeman and Matthew Jarvis.
NB: This is still a rough cut, at some-point we wanted to tidy up the editing a bit more and resolve some sound issues, however we are very busy on our PhD's and have decided to let the rough cut out as we may never get to touching up this work.
Emma Mulqueeny, Rewired State,
Michela Magas, Stromatolite,
Paul Marks, ITP, NYC,
Daniel Lombana, Citizen Cyber-Summit,
Peter Hanappe, Sony Computer Science Lab, Paris,
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Really interesting group,
Ben Sigal, CERN,
Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut, Novation,
Anna Dumitiu, Artist,
Marc Barto, visionOntv,
George Dyson, Technology Historian,
Dave Hanyes Soundcloud,
Martyn Davies, Six Two Productions,
Chris Thorpe, Jaggeree & Artfinder,
Katy Beale & Rachel Coldicutt, Culture Hack.
Brighter Later, 2013
Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
As part of Oxford University's Radcliffe Observatory Quarter Public Art Programme, renowned artist and Director of the Slade School of Fine Art Susan Collins was commissioned to produce a temporary lighting installation for the Radcliffe Observatory at Green Templeton College. Collins took her cue from the origins of the Observatory and its architecture, which is based on the Tower of the Winds in Athens. Informed by its history and on-going role as a meteorological observation station, she transformed the Observatory into a beacon, lit from the interior, responding in real time to nature, the wind and the elements.
The installation was launched on the evening of 22 November and continued nightly to 1 December 2013 coinciding with Oxford city's annual Christmas Light Festival. The commission forms part of Tracing Venus, the Public Art Programme for the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, curated by Modus Operandi Art Consultants.
Susan Collins is Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL where she established the Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA) in 1995.
She works across public, gallery and online spaces employing transmission, networking and time as primary materials. Key works include the BAFTA nominated Tate in Space for Tate Online (2002); live pixel-by-pixel transmissions from remote landscapes including Fenlandia and Glenlandia (2004 and 2005); Seascape (2009) a solo show at the De La Warr Pavilion. Public Commissions include Underglow (2005-6), a network of illuminated drains for the City of London. Collins exhibits extensively both nationally and internationally.