AURA SATZ

RECENT, ONGOING and FORTHCOMING EVENTS:


'Oramics: Atlantis Anew' film on display at the Science Museum, London
10 October 2011- 31 December 2014
http://www.iamanagram.com/oramics.php
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum_old/galleries/oramics/satz_video.aspx
An excerpt can be seen online on the Wire Magazine website: thewire.co.uk

‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’
Group exhibition Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon
De Appel, Amsterdam
27 June – 14 September 2014
http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/hayward-touring/future/curiosity-art-and-the-pleasures-of-knowing

‘Transform: Lis Rhodes and Aura Satz’
Screenings and conversation at Tate Britain
22nd September 2014
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/film/transform-lis-rhodes-and-aura-satz

‘Mirror City: London artists on fiction and reality’
Group exhibition at Hayward Gallery curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
14 October 2014 -5 January 2015
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/mirrorcity-23-london-artists-86590

'Chromatic Aberration’
Solo show at the Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
22nd October- 21st November 2014
https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/art/events-exhibitions/chromatic-aberration

'They Used to Call it the Moon'
Baltic, group exhibition curated by Alessandro Vincintelli
31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
https://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/detail/they-used-to-call-it-the-moon

‘Dial Tone Drone’
New sound Commission for Telephone, outside Royal Academy London, featuring Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Spiegel
15 Nov 2014 - 9 January 2015
http://measure.org.uk/exhibitions/telephone/

15th Nov - Launch performance with Elaine Mitchener and Jennifer Walshe at Hayward Gallery
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/mirrorcity-23-london-artists-86590

‘Eyelids Leaking Light'
Solo show at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York
24th January – 26th April 2015
http://www.eastmanhouse.org/exhibitions/upcoming.php

'Onomatopoeic Alphabet' screening as part of Performance, Architecture, Materials, Sweden curated by Marianne Mulvey
24 September - 14 October 2015
http://www.videogud.se/innehall/24-september-14-oktober-aura-satz/

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of FNC Lab Competition at the 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada
7-18 October 2015
http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/chromatic-aberration

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival BFI Southbank, NFT3, London
16 October 2015
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/LFF/Online/default.aspBOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=stuffoffilm

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the Fascinations Competition at the 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
27 October - 1 November 2015
http://www.dokument-festival.com/

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the International Competition at the 17th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
12-17 November 2015
http://www.iffbratislava.com/

'The Trembling Line'
Solo show at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
3 December 2015 – 23 January 2016
http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk/event-detail/199-aura-satz-the-trembling-line/

'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo Show at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
16 January – 20 March 2016
http://www.dallascontemporary.org/

'Between the Bullet and the Hole’, European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
27 Jan- 7 Feb
https://iffr.com/en/2016/films/between-the-bullet-and-the-hole

UK premiere of ‘Between the Bullet and the Hole’, alongside other films at Whitechapel Gallery, London
18 Feb 2016
Followed by discussion with Morgan Quaintance and David Alan Grier
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/aura-satz-bullet-hole/

'The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed,' The Sydney Biennale, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
18 March - 6 June 2016
https://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/20bos/artists/satz-aura/

Premiere of short film about Laurie Spiegel as part of 'Deep Minimalism' festival curated by Oliver Coates, Southbank Centre
26 June 2016
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/deep

'Her Marks, a Measure' solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
1st October 2016
Exhibition opening and catalogue launch, with newly commissioned essays by Justine Ludwig, Erika Balsom and Omar Khalif Artist in conversation with Justine Ludwig 1st of Oct 5pm (addition film screenings 26th Oct and 2nd Nov 7pm)
http://www.fridmangallery.com/aura-satz

Screening of ‘In and Out of Synch’ Flaherty NYC, curated by Genevieve Yue and Chris Stults
3rd October 2016
Anthology Film Archives, New York
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=10&year=2016#showing-46368
http://flahertyseminar.org/flaherty-nyc/flaherty-fall-2016/

'Eyelids Leaking Light'
5th-28th October 2016
Solo show at Clifford Gallery and artist's talk at Hamilton NY
http://merz.colgate.edu/index.html

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
21-31st July 2016
http://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/film.do?id=8613&ind=rodzajTytulu%3d3%26edycjaFest%3d16%26typOpisu%3d0%26typ%3daz%26page%3d1

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken' shortlisted for Nouvaux Alchemistes, 45th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
5-16 October 2016
http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/little-doorways-to-paths-not-yet-taken

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' screening as part of Experimenta, London Film Festival, BFI
9th October 2016
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=reinterpretationsofform

'Kepler's Trial' An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch', with film elements by Aura Satz Premieres at St John's College, Cambridge
28-29th October
http://keplers-trial.com/

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken screening at the Showroom, London
2nd November 2016
http://www.theshowroom.org/events/colloquium-sound-art-music-book-launch-performance-and-screening

'Where there is Sea, there are Pirates / The Imagination is a Political Act', group exhibition at 3137 gallery, Athens
10-20 November 2016
http://www.3137.gr/pirates

'As Above, So below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics', group exhibition at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin
13 April - 27 August 2017
http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237202.htm

'Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future', group exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
29 May 2017 - 11 March 2018
http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/exhibitions/2017/open-space-2017-re-envisioning-the-future/

http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/archive/participants/aura-satz/

29 September 2017 - 14 January 2018
'STARS', Group exhibition at Lentos Museum, Linz
Including Angela Bulloch, Hans Op de Beek, Maurizio Cattelan, Joseph Cornell, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Longo, Meret Oppenheim, Trevor Paglen, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Kiki Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more.
http://www.lentos.at/html/en/4130.aspx

12–15 Oct 2017
'Field Studies 2017: Listening after Pauline Oliveros’, Leeds, various venues
http://www.field-studies.org/

9 Nov 2017, 18.30 – 22.00
'Kepler's Trial’ at V&A, London
An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch’, with film elements by Aura Satz
’s unique process of development.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/KkM6yGv4/kepler-s-trial
http://keplers-trial.com/

30 Nov 2017, 7pm
'The Wail that was Warning and the Institute of Signal and Noise', Aura Satz and David Toop, London Review Bookshop, London
https://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2017/11/the-institute-of-signals-and-noise-and-the-wail-that-was-warning-aura-satz-and-david-toop

24th Jan - 4th Feb 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam,
https://iffr.com/en/2018/films/entangled-nightvisions

28-29th April 2018
Binaural version of 'The Trembling Line' installed as part of F(T) festival, hosted at Radialsystem V, Berlin
https://www.ftfestival.org/about
https://radialsystem.de/?lang=en

3-7 May 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' screening at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland
https://alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2018/investigations/

Artist page on the website of The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: thewire.co.uk to accompany the cross-platform feature on my work in the September 2010 issue.

This includes:
An excerpt of the filmic installation 'Sound Seam' thewire.co.uk
An excerpt of 'Automamusic' thewire.co.uk
An excerpt of 'Oramics: Atlantis Anew', thewire.co.uk
An excerpt of 'Vocal Flame', thewire.co.uk
My short film on the Theremin virtuosa Lydia Kavina, thewire.co.uk
Listen to an excerpt of 'Dial Tone Drone' on thewire.co.uk
Excerpt of 'The Trembling Line' on thewire.co.uk

Huffington Post commissioned blog huffingtonpost.co.uk
Interview on the Creators Project website thecreatorsproject.com
Artist's profile in Diva Magazine divamag.co.uk
Frieze magazine focus article frieze.com
Interview on the Ear Room website: earroom.com
Animate projects interview: apengine.org
'Colour Opponent Process’ review in This Is Tomorrow
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Art Agenda
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Photomonitor
'Inside the Dial Tone-Inspired Sound Art Exhibits of Aura Satz', The Creator's Project
'1000 words: Aura Satz' in Artforum
'The Playlist', The Guardian
'500 words' in Artforum
Interview in Studio International
Cover Image for 'Parallax (Sounding/Thinking)', Vol 23, No 3

 




Aura Satz: HER LUMINOUS DISTANCE

HER LUMINOUS DISTANCE

Slide projector installation with sound

 


Aura Satz, Slide from 'Her Luminous Distance', 2014

Her Luminous Distance is a slide-based installation which uses a Blink Comparator, a device used by astronomers to detect small pattern differences between photographic plates by alternately switching between images, blinking back and forth between the two. The PROBLICOM (Projector Blink Comparator) was invented by amateur astronomer Ben Mayer, using two juxtaposed slide projectors and a rotating disc, alternately occulting the images at a stroboscopic pace. The accompanying binaural soundtrack is a pulsing rhythmic drone which plays on the perception of patterns.

Developed from research on the pioneering deaf astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), the project attends to the lesser known women who contributed to important astronomical discoveries, in particular the women known as 'Human Computers' at Harvard, who were engaged in painstaking astronomical observation and classification. In her extensive studies of Variable Stars, Leavitt discovered the period-luminosity relation, which ultimately helped calibrate a method to determine the size of the universe. The blinking slide sequence includes images drawn from Leavitt's original annotated photographic plates of Variable stars, archival images from the Human Computers' workplace, and a series of over 20 images of craters on the moon named after women astronomers. The Leavitt Crater is on the far side of the moon, and is also in honour of deaf scientists.

 

25th April - 29th June 2014
'They Used to Call It the Moon'
Group exhibition at BALTIC 39

31-39 High Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
Telephone: 0191 261 3830
info@balticmill.com
https://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/baltic-39/baltics-project-space/detail/they-use-to-call-it-the-moon

 

5th May 2014
'Blink Comparator: Her Luminous Distance'
Performance at the 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Presented as a live performance at the 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (1 to 6 May, 2014)
Part of the themed programme 'Memories Can't Wait - Film without Film', curated by Mika Taanila

http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/programme.html
http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/metanavigation/press/press-releases/news/theme-2014-memories-cant-wait-film-without-film.html

 

Aura Satz, Slide from 'Her Luminous Distance' based on a play staged by the Harvard Human Computers in 1929, 2014


27th June 2014
'Blink Comparator: Her Luminous Distance'
Performance at the opening of 'Curiosity' at De Appel, Amsterdam

Presented as a live performance at the opening of the group exhibition "Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing", a Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon.

Artists include: Agency, Salvatore Arancio, Anna Atkins, Sir Joseph Banks, Leopold Blaschka and Rudolph Blaschka, Corinne May Botz, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Gerard Byrne, Collection of Roger Caillois, Nina Canell, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Tacita Dean, John Dee, Albrecht Durer, Jimmie Durham, Gunda Forster, Aurelien Froment, Galileo Galilei, Philip Henry Gosse, Laurent Grasso, Thomas Grunfeld, Susan Hiller, Robert Hooke, Ferrante Imperato, Toril Johannessen, Nina Katchadourian, Elad Lassry, Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaes Maes, Jeremy Millar, Matt Mullican, Jean Painleve, Katie Paterson, B. Picart, after Charles Le Brun, Francis Place, Aura Satz, Miroslav Tichy, J.M.W. Turner, Richard Wentworth

De Appel Arts Centre
Prins Hendrikkade 142
1011 AT Amsterdam
020 6255651
info@deappel.nl
http://www.deappel.nl/visit/programme/activity/?id=920
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/hayward-touring/future/curiosity-art-and-the-pleasures-of-knowing

 

31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
'They Used to Call it the Moon'
Baltic, group exhibition curated by Alessandro Vincintelli

Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
Gateshead NE8 3BA, UK
Telephone: 0191 478 1810
https://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/detail/they-used-to-call-it-the-moon

 

23rd Jan - 20 March 2016
'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary

'Her Marks, a Measure' is an exhibition exploring the role women's labour in astronomy and ballistics. In both these fields women made significant contributions to observation, data collection, and computation. Alongside the film Between the Bullet and the Hole, the show features Her Luminous Distance.

Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St
Dallas, Texas
TX 75207, USA
http://www.dallascontemporary.org/past-exhibitions-2016.html

 

1 Oct - 5 Nov 2016

'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo exhibition at Fridman Gallery

Launch of exhibition catalogue with essays by Justine Ludwig, Erika Balsom and Omar Kohleif. Aura Satz in conversation with Dallas Contemporary Senior Curator Justine Ludwig at 5pm.

287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
Telephone (646) 345 9851
https://www.fridmangallery.com/aura-satz

 

29 September 2017 - 14 January 2018
'STARS: Cosmic Art from 1900 up to the Present'
Group exhibition at Lentos Museum, Linz

The endless expanse of the night sky before our eyes, the shining stars almost close enough to touch! It's gone now, the dark night. It has been conquered by electric light. Buildings, squares and streets are brightly illuminated at night. The lights of the big cities have blocked out the starry sky that can now hardly be seen. Light smog has meanwhile robbed a third of the world population of the view of the Milky Way, shooting stars and glowing comets. The complex and cross-media exhibition provides insights into the relationship between human beings and the stars, which is the subject of research, romance, fortune-telling, but also of threat scenarios. Dreamily, humorously, poetically, and also ironically, the artists of the 20th and 21st century have probed humanity's relationship to the endlessness of the starry sky, engaging with the twinkling of the stars and the current loss of that light. Including Angela Bulloch, Hans Op de Beek, Maurizio Cattelan, Joseph Cornell, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Longo, Meret Oppenheim, Trevor Paglen, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Kiki Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more.

LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1 AUSTRIA - 4020 Linz
http://www.lentos.at/html/en/4130.aspx

 

'Her Luminous Distance' part of New Acquisitions, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
http://npg.si.edu/

 

Produced by Baltic. Special thanks to Alison Doane at Harvard College Observatory Library, The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter Camera Team in Arizona, the Maria Mitchell Association, and James Stuby. For additional help and suggestions Aura would like to thank Charles Wood, Alan Chu, and many more.

Aura Satz would also like to thank Ian Watson, and Tai Shani.