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: SPIRAL SOUND COIL

SPIRAL SOUND COIL

SPIRAL SOUND COIL
Aura Satz, Spiral Sound Coil, drawing, 2010

 

Continuing her work as artist in residence at the Ear Institute, UCL London, Aura will develop a new intimate, immersive sound sculpture that will create a physical and psychoacoustic sonic experience whereby visitors will be encouraged to place their head inside the sculpture itself. Like a giant hearing trumpet or an automaton ear, the horn appears to tune into the vast library of past sounds that is the air. The multi-channel soundtrack outputs in a spiral sequence, thus echoing the rotating technology of wax cylinder sound recordings. Similarly, the narrative voicover explores the idea of memory being like a wax cylinder, a 'mystic writing-pad' of sorts, a blank slate onto which memories leave their trace and personal history is recorded. For the musical composition Aura has revisited and re-composed some of the original recordings made as a result of her Soundtrap III commission for Beaconsfield in Vauxhall, Glissolalia. This new composition includes excerpts of the psychoacoustic illusion of a Shepard tone, the theremin played by Lydia Kavina and voices by the barbershop quartet Hunky Dory (Jackie Driscoll, Lolly Thomas, Ceejai Seaman, and Barbara Thompson). Spiral Sound Coil explores the ever-shifting site of sound, and offers a powerfully disorienting acoustic experience.

Commissioned by Jerwood Space
Aura would like to thank Bradford Backus and Thorsten Marquardt at the Ear Institute; Beaconsfield Gallery and in particular David Crawforth; Lydia Kavina; Jackie Driscoll, Lolly Thomas, Ceejai Seaman, and Barbara Thompson; Dave Hunt for his sound advice; and Sarah Williams.

SPIRAL SOUND COIL
Aura Satz, Spiral Sound Coil - in the studio, 2010. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness

Locate, curated by Sarah Williams
Jerwood Space
11 August - 12 September 2010
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Featuring the work of artists Mel Brimfield, Sarah Pickering and Aura Satz, Locate will exhibit three new commissions exploring the artists' responses to the idea of 'site'.
Each of the artists was asked to propose ideas for new works that responded to a geographical location, institution, collection, a fictional or conceptual space. They are currently undertaking a five month research project to develop their ideas and the resulting works will be exhibited at Jerwood Space in August.

Part of the Jerwood Encounters series, Locate is the third in a series of experimental exhibitions curated by Sarah Williams and demonstrates a commitment by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation to supporting new experimental commissions within the Jerwood Visual Arts programme.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication designed by The Partners with text by Cecilia Wee.
To download the catalogue as a pdf follow this link

A series of evening events at Jerwood Space will run alongside the exhibition from 6 - 8pm.
Events are free but must be booked in advance. For further information or to book contact:
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN
Tel: 020 7654 0179
Email: jva@jerwoodspace.co.uk
www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

SPIRAL SOUND COIL
Installed at the Jerwood Space. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness
Spiral Sound Coil
Installed at the Jerwood Space. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness

 


Spiral Sound Coil
is included in the group show:
Fraternise - the Salon
Beaconsfield
2 April - 29 May 2011
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm

Spiral Sound Coil

Franko B, David Birkin, Ansuman Biswas, John Burgess, Matthew Burrows, Tony Carter, Tamsyn Challenger, Jules Clarke, Ben Cockett, Susan Collis, Michael Corkrey, Keith Coventry, A. David Crawforth, Mikey Cuddihy, Shane Cullen, Michael Curran, Judith Dean, Mark Dean, Nicolas Deshayes, Adam Dix, Richard Elliott, Robert Ellis, Tracey Emin, Laura Emsley, Alexa de Ferranti, Peter Fillingham, Edwina fitzPatrick, Rebecca Fortnum, Eloise Fornieles, Stephen Fowler, Paul Fryer, Rachel Garfield, Mary George, Mathew Gibson, Bruce Gilbert, Colin Glen, Lucy Gunning, Matt Hale, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Denise Hawrysio, Damien Hirst, Rachel Howard, Marc Hulson, Sarah Jones, Simon Lawson, Peter Liversidge, Sarah Lucas and Olivier Garbay, Maria Marshall, Ross McNicol, David Mollin, Charlotte Moth, Hayley Newman, Paul Noble, Monika Oechsler, Tom Ormond, Lily Paine, Tom Paine, Tamsin Pender, Susan Pui San Lok, Aura Satz, Boo Saville, Michael Shaw, Naomi Siderfin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Julian Stallabrass, Dafna Talmor, John Timberlake, Caroline Todd, Roman Vasseur, Jessica Voorsanger, Mark Wallinger, Joseph Walsh, Roxy Walsh, Amelia Whitelaw, Keith Wilson, Erika Winstone.

Fraternise - the Salon gathers a cohort of artists in a curated, fundraising exhibition, to support the future existence of Beaconsfield - the pioneering, non-profit organisation that has provided a laboratory and presentation space for artists since 1995.

Beaconsfield is an artist-led entity that specialises in encouraging artists to pursue projects of ambition and to experiment without commercial pressure. The Salon brings together collaborators, patrons and proteges who have worked with Beaconsfield or who support its role in the artists' community.

The Salon offers a rare opportunity to view a diverse range of contemporary works (many artists exhibiting together for the first time) and to start or expand a collection. Sales will benefit both participating artists and Beaconsfield.

Fraternise - the Salon is co-curated by the charity's artist-trustees, Rachel Howard, Judith Dean and artist-directors A. David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin.


Beaconsfield
22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY
info@beaconsfield.ltd.uk
+44 (0)20 7582 6465

www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk

 

Spiral Sound Coil 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

 

Spiral Sound Coil included in the group show:
Psychosis
part II, “I is someone else”
Färgfabriken - Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Stockholm
April 14 - June 21, 2012
Wednesday–Sunday: 11am–4pm

Psychosis is a long-term project. Through exhibitions, publications, film screenings and seminars we illuminate various aspects of the subject. The aim is to use art in order to deepen our understanding of the human psyche and our social relationships.

With I is Someone Else we want to produce an exhibition that deals less with artistic authenticity or the diagnosis of psychosis and more with the symptoms of the illness as the point of departure for describing transformations of the self. Even a healthy person is not constituted by a clearly delineated self; we harbour a whole set of potential selves. This is clearly captured in common expressions: I could be “beside myself” with worry, for example, or “not really myself today”, or I could “lose myself in my thoughts”.

A similar view of the possibility of multiple identities is expressed in the pamphlet of directions for use that accompany a particular anti-depression medication. Taking the medication, it warns, may cause the sense of “being apart from oneself and from reality”. Where, then, does the person feel like he or she is? If you’re “not yourself”, then who are you? And hearing voices in your head could be a symptom of mental illness, but under certain circumstances it’s considered entirely normal – if you heart them in the wakening state between dream and consciousness, for example. Further, those who claim to hear the voice of God are seldom declared unfit for that reason alone. The boundary between what is normal and what is abnormal is obviously blurry, malleable, and negotiable.

We imagine that works of art may be understood as symptoms, as “psychotic” without being expressions of illness. They can construct temporary wholes from splintered selves, and they can just as easily dissolve the illusion of a solid identity. Or they can simply pose unanswered questions about the nature of the self. And the exhibition’s artworks are not psychotic, because they communicate with the viewer and create the kind of dialogue that is impossible for someone suffering from psychosis. 

Participating artists: Beata Berggren, Maja Bajevic, Andreas Gedin, Matti Kallioinen,Renja Leino, Håkan Rehnberg, Aura Satz

Curators: Elsa Ekesiöö Thambert, Andreas Gedin, Joachim Granit, Fia Palmgren, Robert Stasinski

Lövholmsbrinken 1
SE 117 43 Liljeholmen
Stockholm
Tel +46-8-645 07 07
www.fargfabriken.se