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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 Museum, Rochester, New York
24th January – 26th April 2015
http://www.eastmanhouse.org/exhibitions/upcoming.php

'Onomatopoeic Alphabet' screening as part of Performance, Architecture, Materials, Sweden curated by Marianne Mulvey
24 September - 14 October 2015
http://www.videogud.se/innehall/24-september-14-oktober-aura-satz/

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of FNC Lab Competition at the 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada
7-18 October 2015
http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/chromatic-aberration

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival BFI Southbank, NFT3, London
16 October 2015
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/LFF/Online/default.aspBOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=stuffoffilm

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the Fascinations Competition at the 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
27 October - 1 November 2015
http://www.dokument-festival.com/

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the International Competition at the 17th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
12-17 November 2015
http://www.iffbratislava.com/

'The Trembling Line'
Solo show at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
3 December 2015 – 23 January 2016
http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk/event-detail/199-aura-satz-the-trembling-line/

'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo Show at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
16 January – 20 March 2016
http://www.dallascontemporary.org/

'Between the Bullet and the Hole’, European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
27 Jan- 7 Feb
https://iffr.com/en/2016/films/between-the-bullet-and-the-hole

UK premiere of ‘Between the Bullet and the Hole’, alongside other films at Whitechapel Gallery, London
18 Feb 2016
Followed by discussion with Morgan Quaintance and David Alan Grier
http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/aura-satz-bullet-hole/

'The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed,' The Sydney Biennale, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
18 March - 6 June 2016
https://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/20bos/artists/satz-aura/

Premiere of short film about Laurie Spiegel as part of 'Deep Minimalism' festival curated by Oliver Coates, Southbank Centre
26 June 2016
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/deep

'Her Marks, a Measure' solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
1st October 2016
Exhibition opening and catalogue launch, with newly commissioned essays by Justine Ludwig, Erika Balsom and Omar Khalif Artist in conversation with Justine Ludwig 1st of Oct 5pm (addition film screenings 26th Oct and 2nd Nov 7pm)
http://www.fridmangallery.com/aura-satz

Screening of ‘In and Out of Synch’ Flaherty NYC, curated by Genevieve Yue and Chris Stults
3rd October 2016
Anthology Film Archives, New York
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=10&year=2016#showing-46368
http://flahertyseminar.org/flaherty-nyc/flaherty-fall-2016/

'Eyelids Leaking Light'
5th-28th October 2016
Solo show at Clifford Gallery and artist's talk at Hamilton NY
http://merz.colgate.edu/index.html

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
21-31st July 2016
http://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/film.do?id=8613&ind=rodzajTytulu%3d3%26edycjaFest%3d16%26typOpisu%3d0%26typ%3daz%26page%3d1

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken' shortlisted for Nouvaux Alchemistes, 45th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
5-16 October 2016
http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/little-doorways-to-paths-not-yet-taken

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' screening as part of Experimenta, London Film Festival, BFI
9th October 2016
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=reinterpretationsofform

'Kepler's Trial' An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch', with film elements by Aura Satz Premieres at St John's College, Cambridge
28-29th October
http://keplers-trial.com/

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken screening at the Showroom, London
2nd November 2016
http://www.theshowroom.org/events/colloquium-sound-art-music-book-launch-performance-and-screening

'Where there is Sea, there are Pirates / The Imagination is a Political Act', group exhibition at 3137 gallery, Athens
10-20 November 2016
http://www.3137.gr/pirates

'As Above, So below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics', group exhibition at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin
13 April - 27 August 2017
http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237202.htm

'Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future', group exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
29 May 2017 - 11 March 2018
http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/exhibitions/2017/open-space-2017-re-envisioning-the-future/

http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/archive/participants/aura-satz/

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
Listen to an excerpt of 'Dial Tone Drone' on thewire.co.uk
Excerpt of 'The Trembling Line' on 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
'Inside the Dial Tone-Inspired Sound Art Exhibits of Aura Satz', The Creator's Project
'1000 words: Aura Satz' in Artforum
'The Playlist', The Guardian
'500 words' in Artforum
Interview in Studio International




Aura Satz: BETWEEN THE BULLET AND THE HOLE

BETWEEN THE BULLET AND THE HOLE

Film installation

 


Aura Satz, 'Between the Bullet and the Hole', 2015

 

Between the Bullet and the Hole is a new film centred on the elusive and complex effects of war on women's role in ballistic research and early computing. The film features new and archival high speed bullet photography, schlieren and electric spark imagery, bullet sound wave imagery, forensic ballistic photography, slide rulers, punch cards, computer diagrams, and a soundtrack by Scanner. Like a frantic animation storyboard, it explores the flickering space between the frames, testing the perceptual mechanics of visual interpolation, the possibility of reading or deciphering the gap between before and after. Interpolation - the main task of the women studying ballistics in WW2 - is the construction or guessing of missing data using only two known data points. The film tries to unpack this gap, open it up to interrogation. It questions how we read, interpolate or construct the gaps between bullet and hole, perpetrator and victim, presence and absence.

 

Exhibitions:

23rd Jan - 20 March 2016
'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary

'Her Marks, a Measure' is an exhibition exploring the role women's labour in astronomy and ballistics. In both these fields women made significant contributions to observation, data collection, and computation. Alongside the film Between the Bullet and the Hole, the show features Her Luminous Distance, a slide-based installation which uses a Blink Comparator, a device used by astronomers to detect small pattern differences between photographic plates by alternately switching between images, blinking back and forth between the two. The PROBLICOM (Projector Blink Comparator) was invented by amateur astronomer Ben Mayer, using two juxtaposed slide projectors and a rotating disc, alternately occulting the images at a stroboscopic pace. The accompanying binaural soundtrack is a pulsing rhythmic drone which plays on the perception of patterns.

Developed from research on the pioneering deaf astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), the project attends to the lesser known women who contributed to important astronomical discoveries, in particular the women known as 'Human Computers' at Harvard, who were engaged in painstaking astronomical observation and classification. In her extensive studies of Variable Stars, Leavitt discovered the period-luminosity relation, which ultimately helped calibrate a method to determine the size of the universe. The blinking slide sequence includes images drawn from Leavitt's original annotated photographic plates of Variable stars, archival images from the Human Computers' workplace, and a series of over 20 images of craters on the moon named after women astronomers. The Leavitt Crater is on the far side of the moon, and is also in honour of deaf scientists.

In addition to the film and slide-based installation the exhibition features circular lenticular prints.

Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St
Dallas, Texas
TX 75207, USA
http://www.dallascontemporary.org/

dallas contemporary aura satz


Installation views of 'Her Marks, a Measure' at Dallas Contemporary, 2016. Photo by Kevin Todara.

 

18 March - 6 June 2016
'The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed,' The Sydney Biennale
curated by Stephanie Rosenthal

Carriage Works
245 Wilson St Eveleigh (cnr. Codrington St)
Redfern NSW
Australia
https://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/20bos/artists/satz-aura/

 

1 Oct - 5 Nov 2016

'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo exhibition at Fridman Gallery

Launch of exhibition catalogue with essays by Justine Ludwig, Erika Balsom and Omar Kohleif. Aura Satz in conversation with Dallas Contemporary Senior Curator Justine Ludwig at 5pm.

287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
Telephone (646) 345 9851
http://www.fridmangallery.com/
https://www.fridmangallery.com/aura-satz

 

29 May 2017 - 11 March 2018

'Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future'
Group exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo

Including Ogata Hisato, Aura Satz, Sougwen Chung. Tokui Nao + Dozono Shoya, nor, Gregory Barsamian, Kyle McDonald, Mihara Soichiro, Yuan Goang-Ming. Curated by Minoru Hatanaka.

Artist's talk on Sunday the 28th May, 4pm
http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/exhibitions/2017/open-salon-artists-talk-aura-sats-may-28-2017/

NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Tokyo Opera City Tower4F
3-20-2 Nishishinjyuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1404
E-mail: query@ntticc.or.jp

http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/exhibitions/2017/open-space-2017-re-envisioning-the-future/
http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/archive/participants/aura-satz/

 

Screenings

27 Jan- 7 Feb 2016
European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
https://iffr.com/en/2016/combinedprogrammes/on-target
https://iffr.com/en/2016/films/between-the-bullet-and-the-hole

 

18 Feb 2016
UK premiere alongside other films at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Followed by discussion with Morgan Quaintance and David Alan Grier

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/aura-satz-bullet-hole/

 

21-31 July 2016

Shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition - New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland

http://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/index.do?lang=en


9th October 2016
Screening as part of Experimenta, London Film Festival, BFI Southbank, London

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=reinterpretationsofform

 

 

Artforum 500 words, by Agnietszka Gratza http://www.artforum.com/words/#entry57468
Studio International interview with Anna McNay http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/aura-satz-interview-the-trembling-line-women-computers-technology
Mousse Magazine interview with Lis Rhodes and Agnietszka Gratza, February 2016 issue http://moussemagazine.it/
Blouin Artinfo 20th Sydney Biennale Q&A with Nicholas Forrest May 2016
http://uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1414239/20th-sydney-biennale-qa-aura-satzs-bullet-and-the-hole

Credits:

Directed, edited, and scripted by Aura Satz
Music by Scanner
Special thanks first and foremost to Lis Rhodes, for all the words and exchanges
Thanks to David Alan Grier for his inspirational research and input
Ballistic imagery shot at Cranfield University with Thierry Bal, special thanks to James Shackel
Schlieren imagery and film clips provided by Aimed Research, thanks to Nathan Boor
Electric spark photography from Dayton Clarence Miller, 'Sound Waves: Their Shape and Speed' (1937)
Comparison Microscope Forensic Ballistic imagery provided by Alison Quereau, Firearms Unit, Palm Beach County Sher
iff's office.
Edgerton images courtesy Harold Edgerton Archive, Palm Press, Inc. and the Michael Hoppen Gallery. Thanks to Simon Baker, Clemmie Cooke

Punchcard scans provided by Computer History Museum, thanks to Chris Garcia
Selected imagery from the Imperial War Museum, thanks to Martin Anthony
Additional thanks to Stuart Croft, Shira Hess, Phoebe von Held, Thierry Bal, Brian Dillon, Daniel Norwood, David Alan Grier, Andrew Davidhazy, Zoe Whitley, Justine Ludwig, and Jackie Stewart

Funded by Arts Council England, Co-commissioned by Dallas Contemporary and the Sydney Biennale, with additional support from Peter and Jackie Stewart.