AURA SATZ

RECENT, ONGOING and FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

10 October 2011- 31 December 2013
'Oramics: Atlantis Anew' film on display at the Science Museum, London
http://www.iamanagram.com/oramics.php
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/oramics/satz_video.aspx
An excerpt can be seen online on the Wire Magazine website: thewire.co.uk

27 October 2012
"In and out of Synch" performance screening, Tate Oil Tanks, London as part of ‘Playing in the Shadows: Film Action’
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern-tanks-tate-modern/film-music-and-live-performance/aura-satz-and-out-synch

28th October 2012
Film screening at Wundergrund Festival
SNYK - Centre for contemporary, experimental music and sound art, Copenhagen
http://wundergrund.dk/kunstnere-3/radiofoniens-vidundere-daphne-oram-aura-satz-talk-ved-anne-hilde-neset-jonny-trunk/
http://www.snyk.dk/
http://www.wundergrund.dk

1 November 2012
"In and out of Synch", performance screening, Arnolfini, Bristol, as part of four day event showcasing exploratory practices in music, performance, visual art and cinema featuring Russell Haswell, Kevin Drumm, Thomas Ankersmit, Ben Russell, Tai Shani, Raime, Emptyset, Her Ghost: An Homage To Chris Marker’s La Jette by Kode9, MFO and Ms Haptic, Aura Satz’s And Out Of Synch, People Like US aka Vicki Bennett’s film The Zone and more. 26 October–3 November.
http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/films/details/1422

11 November 2012
"Universal Language: A Lost Manifesto" film performance  
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, as part of ‘The Voice and the Lens’, curated by Sam Belifante and Third Ear
http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current/event/695/autumn_almanac/

January 23 - February 3 2013
“Soundfigures” solo retrospective at Blaak 10, as part of the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, curated by Edwin Carels
http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/nl/iffr-2013/more-than-film/more-than-film-uitgelicht/
http://www.wdka.nl/en/Whats-on/News/newsitem/?article=1784

28 January 2013
“School of Sound,” at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, with Michael Snow, Simon Field, Barry Esson, Caroline Martel and Aura Satz.
http://schoolofsound.co.uk/
http://pzwart.wdka.nl/pzi/2013/01/08/piet-zwart-institute-and-iffr-present-the-school-of-sound-rotterdam/

13 February 2013
Workshop at Camden Arts Centre, together with Steve Dorney, to coincide with exhibition “Film in Space: Group show selected by Guy Sherwin”
Participants in the workshop will include Steven Ball, Andy Birtwistle, Rob Mullender, Aura Satz, Jan Thoben, David Toop, and Duncan White.
http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-gs-06

4 March 2013
Flights of Fancy
Turner Sims, University of Southhampton
Screening and performance of Tatton Park commissions
http://www.turnersims.co.uk/

22 March - 26 May 2013
“Impulsive Synchronization” solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery Project Space
Talk with Curator Stephanie Rosenthal on Sunday 24 March, 3.30-4.30pm
http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/tickets/aura-satz-1000344 

May 2013 and onwards
"Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing", exhibition and performances as part of Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon,
Turner Contemporary (Margate), Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, de Appel (Amsterdam)
25 May – 15 September 2013
Turner Contemporary , Margate
28 September 2013 - 5 January 2014
Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
touring to de Appel , Amsterdam June - August 2014
http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/hayward-touring/future/curiosity-art-and-the-pleasures-of-knowing
http://www.turnercontemporary.org/
http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/Current_and_Upcoming_Exhibitions/index.htm

June 2013
"In and Out of Synch" performance screening with live music by Maja Ratkje and Anton Lukoszevieze
Ny Musikk festival, Oslo
http://www.nymusikk.no
http://nymusikk.no/en/hva-skjer/only-connect-2013-machine-dreams

6 September – 20 Oct 2013
"Head to Head: Aura Satz and Nicola Ellis"
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/nicola-ellis-aura-satz/

3-6 October 2013
Screenings at the 51st New York Film Festival, "Views from the Avant-garde", curated by Mark McElhatten
Lincoln Centre, New York and Mini–Retrospective at Ampitheatre
http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013
http://www.filmlinc.com/press/entry/fslc-announces-complete-lineup-for-the-17th-edition-of-views-from-the-avant
http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/program-i-aura-satz

1 November - 07 December 2013
‘Colour Opponent Process’
Solo exhibition
Paradise Row Gallery, London
http://www.paradiserow.com/

Friday 1st November, 7.30pm-11pm, Cafe OTO
‘Unconscious Archives’: Malcolm Le Grice, Aura Satz, Sally Golding, Gideon Vein, Guy Edmonds
http://unconscious-archives.org/UA11-Malcolm-Legrice-Guy-Edmonds-Aura-Satz
http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/programme.shtm

22 January-2 February 2014
43rd edition Rotterdam Film Festival
Screenings as part if the ‘Signals Regained’ programme
‘Post-Script’ group exhibition curated by Edwin Carels, Rotterdam
http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/

15 February – 11 May 2014
BOOSTER –Art Sound Machine
Group show curated by Nik Nowak in conjunction with Marta Herford, Herford Germany
http://marta-herford.de/

14 March - 19 April 19 2014
‘Colour Opponent Process’
Solo show at Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada
To coincide with screening at the Images Festival, Toronto 10-19th April 2014
http://www.gallery44.org/
http://www.imagesfestival.com/about.php

14 March – 17 April 2014
‘Transcendence: A Suite’
Three-person show alongside Nell and Angelica Mesiti at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
http://www.gertrude.org.au/

14 March - 19 April 2014
‘Pre owned: Looks Good Man’
Group show curated by Morgan Quaintance,
Cell Project Space, London
http://www.cellprojects.org/shows-present

RISK Cinema
Screening alongside Jerome Hiler and John Smith,
The Harn Museum, Florida
http://www.harn.ufl.edu/

‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’
Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon
The Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, 25 January  – 26 April 2014
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

Reproductions of artworks in Marina Warner’s forthcoming book
THE SYMBOL GIVES RISE TO THE THOUGHT: WRITINGS ON ART BY MARINA WARNER, VOL.1
Violette Editions
http://www.violetteeditions.com/books/index.php?route=product/product&path=60&product_id=59

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

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

Aura Satz: ORAMICS: ATLANTIS ANEW

ORAMICS: ATLANTIS ANEW

a film by AURA SATZ

ORAMICS

Oramics film still, Aura Satz 2011

 

"We will be entering a strange world where composers will be mingling with capacitors, computers will be controlling crotchets and, maybe, memory, music and magnetism will lead us towards metaphysics."

Daphne Oram, An Individual Note of Music, Sound and Electronics (1971)

Conceived of as an Artist's film in homage to Daphne Oram, the pioneer of British Electronic Music and co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic workshop in 1958, the film features a close-up encounter with her unique invention, the Oramics Machine, housed at the Science Museum in London.
Oram used drawn sound principles to compose 'handwrought'electronic music, and yet the visual nature of her work remains largely unseen and unsung. The film brings this obsolete technological fantasy briefly to back to life, enabling the visualisation of the drawn sound material, re-interpreting and translating it into new filmic sequences.

The soundtrack features electronic music composed by Oram, interlaced with her voicover reading excerpts from a first draft of her book "An Individual Note of Music, Sound and Electronics" (1971)

The film premiered on the 10th October 2011 at the opening event of The Science Museum's exhibition 'Oramics to Electronica' 29 Jul 2011 - 01 Dec 2012

The Science Museum
Exhibition Rd
South Kensington
London SW7 2DD
Tel: 0870 870 4868
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/oramics/satz_video.aspx

The film was co-commissioned by THE SCIENCE MUSEUM, THE LONDON CONSORTIUM, and SOUND & MUSIC.

The 35mm films featured in the film are reproductions made by Aura Satz based on the strips which feature in documentation as well as scans of the originals found on the machine.
They are currently laced up in the Oramics machine and are on display at the Science Museum.

An excerpt of the film, named after Daphne Oram's futurological manifesto, can now be viewed on The Wire website

 

Screened at the Ancienne Belgique as part of 'All Connected'
20 April 2014 , 8pm

'All Connected' is a series in Huis23 which involves concerts, films, readings and instrument presentations with and about artists who play with the language of 'voltage control', who use the 'modular' as creative thought process and test musical limits with it, artists who work in the spirit of San Francisco Tape Music Centre: a collective that came into being when pioneers like Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick, Steve Reich, Ramon Sender, Pauline Oliveros, and many others connected their oscillators and tape-recorders together and from which the most progressive music of that period originated. Performances by Af Ursin, Baudouin Oosterlynck, and Joris De Laet.

Ancienne Belgique
Anspachlaan 110
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 548 24 84

http://www.abconcerts.be/en/concerts/p/detail/all-connected-3-arf-ursin-baudouin-osterlynck-joris-de-laet-20-04-2014

 

Screened at the 51st New York Film Festival
'Views from the Avant-garde',
curated by Mark McElhatten
3rd-7th October 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6595

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/program-i-aura-satz
http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013
http://www.filmlinc.com/press/entry/fslc-announces-complete-lineup-for-the-17th-edition-of-views-from-the-avant

 

'Soundfigures' exhibition
Solo retrospective at Blaak 10, as part of the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam
curated by Edwin Carels
23 January - 3 February 2013

Blaak 10 Gallery
Witte de Withstraat 7
3012 BL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/nl/iffr-2013/more-than-film/more-than-film-uitgelicht/ http://www.wdka.nl/en/Whats-on/News/newsitem/?article=1784

 

ORAMICS: ATLANTIS ANEW was shown as part of the WUNDERGRUND festival
Exploring Music and Sound
Copenhagen 26 Oct - 04 Nov 2012

28th Oct, 8pm, Programme presented by Anne-Hilde Neset

http://wundergrund.dk/kunstnere-3/radiofoniens-vidundere-daphne-oram-aura-satz-talk-ved-anne-hilde-neset-jonny-trunk/

 

Oramics: Atlantis Anew is included in the group exhibition
‘The Sight of Sound’

Deutsche Bank VIP Lounge, Frieze Art Fair
4–7 May 2012, performance on the 5th May 2pm

Group exhibition including John Cage, Christian Marclay, Jorge Macchi, Jenny C. Jones, David Ellis and Aura Satz.

Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.  
John Cage

Selected works feature artists from the Deutsche Bank Collection who reference music in a variety of ways:  as a structural or notational device, a vehicle for chance and improvisation, or as a social platform for communicating identity.  These artists from different generations share a trajectory of using musical forms as a source and framework. The theme underscores Deutsche Bank’s global commitment to supporting art and music, and promoting cultural advancement through the intersecting worlds of ideas and practices.

The historical influence of musical sound on visual artists is immeasurable, but its effect upon form, process, and conceptual art has clearly become more prevalent in modern times.  From Piet Mondrian’s painting, “Broadway Boogie Woogie,” his homage to jazz, to John Cage and Nam June Paik’s experiments with performance-driven work, to real-time musical interactions via satellite, video and digital interfaces, the relationship between the aural and visual arts are continually shape-shifting.  

Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island, Manhattan

www.friezenewyork.com

 

Oramics: Atlantis Anew from The Wire Magazine on Vimeo.

 

ORAMICS: ATLANTIS ANEW was shown as part of the exhibition Samsung Art+ Prize
BFI Southbank, London
18-29 January 2012

Samsung Electronics are delighted to present the UK’s first ever prize for new media art. A shortlist of 10 emerging and established contemporary artists has been selected by a panel of curators from leading arts organisations for a two-week exhibition at the BFI Southbank. Opening on 18 January 2012, the exhibition will include new work as well as pieces that have never been shown before in the UK.
The Samsung Art+ Prize aims to highlight artists who reveal the ways technologies can touch our lives. All of the selected artists must be a citizen of, educated in or currently residing in the UK and they have been nominated
for work they have created in the past three years. The shortlisted artists selected are: Neil Cummings, Doug Fishbone, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Torsten Lauschmann, Lucky PDF, Aura Satz, Hiraki Sawa, Semiconductor, Erika Tan and Thomsonand Craighead.
The resulting shortlist showcases the diverse range of practice offered by new media, and includes artists working in screen friendly idioms as well as those exploring diverse strategies of communication such as performance, sculpture and music.
The 10 nominated artists have been selected for their ability to expand and challenge our understanding of the role of new media. In the era of smart media the prize will celebrate the unique ways in which artists respond to the changing world and embrace the possibilities offered by different media opportunities; not only as platforms of production and research but also as new modes of communication beyond the traditional gallery.
 
The judges including Jan Dalley, Arts Editor at the Financial Times; Dr. Peter Weibel, Chairman and CEO of the ZKM Centre for Art and Media; Stuart Comer, Curator of Film, Tate Modern; Jiyoon Lee, Director of SUUM; and New York based media artist, Sooja Kim.
 

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XT
Tel: 0871 971 5582
www.bfi.org
www.samsung.com