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 House, Rochester, New York
24th January – 26th April 2015
http://www.eastmanhouse.org/exhibitions/upcoming.php

2014-2015: practitioner-in-residence at Chelsea College of Art
September 2014 onwards: Moving-Image Tutor in the Fine Art Department of the Royal College of Art.
2015: Leverhulme artist’s residency to make a film at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and the Department of Music, hosted at the University of Southampton, to culminate in an exhibition at the John Hansard Gallery.

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 is included in The Science Museum's exhibition 'Oramics to Electronica'
29 Jul 2011 - 01 Dec 2014

It was premiered on the 10th October 2011 at the opening event, launched by Brian Eno

The Science Museum
Exhibition Rd
South Kensington
London SW7 2DD
Tel: 0870 870 4868
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum_old/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