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

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 

25 May 2013 - 14 September 2014
"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)

June 2013
"In and Out of Synch" performance screening with live music by Maja Ratkje and Anton Lukoszevieze
Ny Musikk festival, Oslo

6 September – 20 Oct 2013
"Head to Head: Aura Satz and Nicola Ellis"
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

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

1 November - 07 December 2013
‘Colour Opponent Process’
Solo exhibition
Paradise Row Gallery, London

Friday 1st November, 7.30pm-11pm, Cafe OTO
‘Unconscious Archives’: Malcolm Le Grice, Aura Satz, Sally Golding, Gideon Vein, Guy Edmonds

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

15 February – 11 May 2014
BOOSTER –Art Sound Machine
Group show curated by Nik Nowak in conjunction with Marta Herford, Herford Germany

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

14 March – 17 April 2014
‘Transcendence: A Suite’
Three-person show alongside Nell and Angelica Mesiti at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

14 March - 19 April 2014
‘Pre owned: Looks Good Man’
Group show curated by Morgan Quaintance,
Cell Project Space, London

RISK Cinema
Screening alongside Jerome Hiler and John Smith,
The Harn Museum, Florida

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


 Universal Language  Universal Language
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