Boston Harbour, 25th March 2019 at 6:35am

Five Hours Later

Boston Harbour, 25th March 2019 at 19:17pm

Boston Harbour, Live Transmission

From the end of March 2019, until the end of the year, the view of Boston Harbour and a view across Sheffield towards Park Hill and the Cholera Monument are being transmitted live via network cameras simultaneously.

Each image is being constructed pixel by pixel from the top left to the bottom right hand corner of the screen (like writing on a page) continuously over a five hour timespan – so that a complete image is depicting five hours of time – embedding quite literally the time difference between the two locations. The Sheffield image is being displayed live in Boston and the Boston image in Sheffield for the duration of the Museums on the Web (MWX) conference being hosted in 2019 in Boston to coincide with Site’s 40th anniversary year. The live transmission will continue to be displayed online.

Sheffield, Live transmission

Five Hours Later is the latest in my series of pixel by pixel transmissions which began life in 2002 as part of  Transporting Skies a simultaneous solo show at Site Gallery, Sheffield, Yorkshire and Newlyn Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall. In Site’s 40th anniversary year, Sheffield is revisited, this time in collaboration with the ICA Boston, MWX (Boston), Site Gallery and The Showroom (Sheffield).

Images from the work will be posted regularly for the duration of the live transmission on Instagram at @susanalexislandscapes and on twitter @susancollins

Below are a few images from the first days of the Boston transmission

Boston Harbour, 25th March 2019 at 19:17pm

Boston Harbour, 25th March 2019

Boston Harbour, 29th March 2019

Boston Harbour, 25th March 2019 at 6:35am

Boston Harbour, 25th March 2019


Tuesday 02—Monday 08 April, 2019

Site Gallery & Showroom Cinema
Sheffield, UK
ICA/Boston – 24 hours a day
Sheraton Hotel, MWX
Boston, USA

Development: Matt Jarvis
Producer: Robyn Haddon

Co-commissioned by Museums On The Web/MWX and City of Ideas
With support of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Site Gallery, Showroom and Sheffield Live! (Sheffield)

Boston Harbour camera feed kindly supplied by IP Timelapse