silicon valley - bracknell, berkshire




Two webcams were installed in UK's Silicon Valley (M4 corridor). The first, in February 2005, was installed in a window of hi tech company Cadence in Bracknell, Berkshire in Silicon Valley (right).

This camera was in place for over 12 months from February 2005, harvesting images over the course of the year.
The work explores the relationship between landscape, time and technology. Each image has been collected from top to bottom and left to right in horizontal bands continuously, with different tonal horizontal bands recording fluctuations in light and movement throughout the day and with broad bands of black depicting nighttime. Stray pixels appear in the image where a bird, person, car or other unidentifiable object may have passed in front of the webcam as the pixel was captured.

A selection of these images can be found in the archive section of this website.

Fenlandia in Bracknell was realised with additional support from South Hill Park Arts Centre and the live full screen image was projected in the South Hill Park Atrium in 2005.

A second camera was installed in April 2005 at Venture West in New Greenham Park looking out over Greenham Common [more...]

recorded image from Bracknell

Bracknell, Berkshire 4th March 2005 © susan collins 2005

This image was transmitted live at the rate of a pixel per second via the internet. It depicts 21 hours and 20 mins (approx.) in horizontal bands.

Please note: The camera at Bracknell is now offline.



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