'Oramics: Atlantis Anew' film on display at the Science Museum, London
10 October 2011- 31 December 2014
An excerpt can be seen online on the Wire Magazine website:

‘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

‘Transform: Lis Rhodes and Aura Satz’
Screenings and conversation at Tate Britain
22nd September 2014

‘Mirror City: London artists on fiction and reality’
Group exhibition at Hayward Gallery curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
14 October 2014 -5 January 2015

'Chromatic Aberration’
Solo show at the Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
22nd October- 21st November 2014

'They Used to Call it the Moon'
Baltic, group exhibition curated by Alessandro Vincintelli
31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015

‘Dial Tone Drone’
New sound Commission for Telephone, outside Royal Academy London, featuring Pauline Oliveros and Laurie Spiegel
15 Nov 2014 - 9 January 2015

15th Nov - Launch performance with Elaine Mitchener and Jennifer Walshe at Hayward Gallery

‘Eyelids Leaking Light'
Solo show at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
24th January – 26th April 2015

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: to accompany the cross-platform feature on my work in the September 2010 issue.

This includes:
An excerpt of the filmic installation 'Sound Seam'
An excerpt of 'Automamusic'
An excerpt of 'Oramics: Atlantis Anew',
An excerpt of 'Vocal Flame',
My short film on the Theremin virtuosa Lydia Kavina,

Huffington Post commissioned blog
Interview on the Creators Project website
Artist's profile in Diva Magazine
Frieze magazine focus article
Interview on the Ear Room website:
Animate projects interview:
'Colour Opponent Process’ review in This Is Tomorrow
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Art Agenda
‘Colour Opponent Process’ review in Photomonitor



A 16mm short film by Aura Satz


Universal Language

Aura Satz, Universal Language film still, 16mm film

Universal language: A Lost Manifesto is a short 16mm film which looks at universal language and its various manifestations through abstract film, optical sound on film, phonetics, short-hand, ways of writing sound, and drawn sound animation. The film draws on two mysteriously missing utopian endeavours: the lost film by Moholy-Nagy, 'Sound ABC' (1932), and his attempt to create a grapho-phonetic writing, an opto-acoustic alphabet, as well as the lost manifesto document of Hans Richter and Viking Eggeling, 'Universal Language' (1920). The performance will involve a live voice over which converts sound to light signals, as well as a filmic kinetic sculpture in homage to Moholy Nagy’s ‘Light-space-modulator’.

To view a brief excerpt follow this link on the Barbican Centre's youtube channel:


7.30pm 26th May 2012
Barbican Cinema

The film will be performed with a live sound-to-light voice-over at the Barbican cinema on the as part of Bauhaus film season.

Cinema 1
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Box Office: 020 7638 8891


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Aura Satz, Universal Language film still, optigan disc


Filmed, directed and scripted by Aura Satz

Super16 DP Boyd Skinner

Rostrum camera animation Aura Satz

Edited with Alia Syed

Special thanks to Len Thornton, James Holcombe and

Sound to light device construction Mike Blow

Kinetic Film sculpture construction Mihai Rusu

Funded by Arts Council England