TURNTABLE TABLEAU & TALKING BOOK VENTRILOQUIST ACT
a film performance, Sun 9 May 2010, 5pm
ICA - Live Weekend 1 - Performance etc (produced by David Gryn)
Aura Satz presents a Talking Book Ventriloquist Act, followed by a live soundtrack to her film 'Sound Seam', performed by Alex Baker, Lina Hakim, Chris McCormack, Roger Orwell, Frances Scott and Aura Satz.
'Sound Seam' is presented at the ICA as a silent film accompanied only by the surface noise of crackle, whilst the performers enact a live sculptural sound-track, a spiraling multivocal counterpart, a cornocupia of voices recounting a tale of mourning and technology, a forensic love-story of sorts in which the voices overlap, echo and pre-empt each other. The cinematic stage is animated by a voice-over carousel, a spinning tableau vivant, a canon of voices amplified by horns set on a rotating stage.
FREE ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS AND SCREENINGS
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Tel 020 7930 3647
(free but booking advised due to capacity)
TALKING BOOK VENTRILOQUIST ACT
Aura Satz presents a Talking Book Ventriloquist Act, as part of Magic Show, a Hayward Touring Exhibition from the Southbank Centre, curated by artist Jonathan Allen and writer Sally O'Reilly. Using a bespoke low-tech record player hand-cranked inside a book, Aura performs a ventriloquist act in which she engages in conversation with her pre-recorded self, a monologue-dialogue which evokes a voice inside a voice, a presence summoned simultaneously from the past, the present and the silent inner self.
Sat 31 July 2010 7pm
Sat 31 July 2010 7pm
Magic Cabaret night features performances by Brian Catling, Aura Satz, Ian Saville and Bedwyr Williams. Plus rare archival films and artists' videos.
Canton Cardiff CF5 1QE
Tel:+44(0)29 2031 1050
Talking Book Ventriloquist Act is also presented as part of Mikhail Karikis' 'Love Songs for Broken Machines'
Friday 22 October 2010 8pm
Hall One, Kings Place
This event is a spectacle of music and video bringing together the hitch and glitch of failed technologies with the humour and romance of love songs. Contemporary vocal trio juice present the English premiere of specially commissioned songs by leading composers and pop artists including Gavin Bryars, Micachu, Dai Fujikura, Phillip Neil Martin, Anna Meredith, Damien Harron, E.laine, Roxanna Panufnik, Errollyn Wallen and Jim Moray.
They are joined by Ensemble Scratch the Surface who feature, amongst others, an audiovisual performance for modified piano by pinaist extrodinaire Leon Michener, a (re)construction of hybrid pianos by 'better known as' aka Lemon Drizzle the alter egos of composer Claudia Moliter and pianist Sarah Nicolls and films by visual artist Aura Satz and collective Flat-e.
This event is curated by Mikhail Karikis with Conall Gleeson and juice. Love Songs is a new commission funded by Arts Council England.
90 York Way
London N1 9AG
Box Office on 020 7520 1490.