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: 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 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