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AURA SATZ

RECENT, ONGOING and FORTHCOMING EVENTS:


10 October 2011- 31 December 2014
'Oramics: Atlantis Anew' film on display at the Science Museum, London
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

27 June – 14 September 2014
‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’, Group exhibition Hayward Touring exhibition in association with Cabinet Magazine, curated by Brian Dillon
De Appel, Amsterdam
http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/hayward-touring/future/curiosity-art-and-the-pleasures-of-knowing

22 September 2014
‘Transform: Lis Rhodes and Aura Satz’, Screenings and conversation at Tate Britain
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/film/transform-lis-rhodes-and-aura-satz

14 October 2014 -5 January 2015
‘Mirror City: London artists on fiction and reality’, Group exhibition at Hayward Gallery curated by Stephanie Rosenthal
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/mirrorcity-23-london-artists-86590

22 October- 21 November 2014
'Chromatic Aberration’, Solo show at the Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/art/events-exhibitions/chromatic-aberration

31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
'They Used to Call it the Moon', Baltic, group exhibition curated by Alessandro Vincintelli
https://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/detail/they-used-to-call-it-the-moon

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

24 January – 26 April 2015
‘Eyelids Leaking Light', Solo show at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York
http://www.eastmanhouse.org/exhibitions/upcoming.php

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 Feb 2016
UK premiere of ‘Between the Bullet and the Hole’, 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/

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

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

1 October 2016
'Her Marks, a Measure' solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
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

3 October 2016
Screening of ‘In and Out of Synch’ Flaherty NYC, curated by Genevieve Yue and Chris Stults, 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/

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

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

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

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

28-29 October
'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
http://keplers-trial.com/

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

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

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

29 May 2017 - 11 March 2018
'Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future', group exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
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/

29 September 2017 - 14 January 2018
'STARS', Group exhibition at Lentos Museum, Linz
http://www.lentos.at/html/en/4130.aspx

12–15 Oct 2017
'Field Studies 2017: Listening after Pauline Oliveros’, Leeds, various venues
http://www.field-studies.org/

9 Nov 2017, 18.30 – 22.00
'Kepler's Trial’ at V&A, London
An Opera by Tim Watts based on Ulinka Rublack's book 'The Astronomer & the Witch’, with film elements by Aura Satz
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/KkM6yGv4/kepler-s-trial
http://keplers-trial.com/

30 Nov 2017, 7pm
'The Wail that was Warning and the Institute of Signal and Noise', Aura Satz and David Toop, London Review Bookshop, London
https://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2017/11/the-institute-of-signals-and-noise-and-the-wail-that-was-warning-aura-satz-and-david-toop

24 Jan - 4 Feb 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam,
https://iffr.com/en/2018/films/entangled-nightvisions

28-29 April 2018
Binaural version of 'The Trembling Line' installed as part of F(T) festival, hosted at Radialsystem V, Berlin
https://www.ftfestival.org/about
https://radialsystem.de/?lang=en

3-7 May 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' screening at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland
https://alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2018/investigations/

7-10 June 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' screening at CROSSROADS, San Francisco Cinematheque and SFMOMA, San Francisco
http://www.sfcinematheque.org/screenings/crossroads-program-7/
https://www.sfmoma.org/event/program-7-edgeless-things-communicate/

20 - 22 July 2018, Opening on July 19 at 6pm
'The Surface of the Sun', Group show at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallin
http://www.ekkm.ee/naitused/the-surface-of-the-sun/

29 Sep - 08 March 2019
'Mappe Sonore', Micol Assael, Christina Kubisch and Aura Satz, Three-person exhibition at KunstRaum Goethe-Institut, Rome
https://www.goethe.de/ins/it/it/sta/rom/ver/krg/map.html

8 Oct 2018 - 2 Jan 19
'Machines of Loving Grace', Nat Castañeda, Aura Satz and Erica Scourti, Three-person exhibition at High Line Art, New York
http://art.thehighline.org/project/machines-of-loving-grace/

3-14 October 2018 'Entangled Nightvisions' shortlisted for Les Nouveaux Alchimistes competition at Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), Montreal
http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/en/

7 Nov - 21 Dec 2018
'Listen, Recalibrate', Solo show at Fridman Gallery, New York
Exhibition catalogue with essays by Christoph Cox, David Crowley and Barbara London
https://www.fridmangallery.com/aura-satz
https://www.fridmangallery.com/listen-recalibrate

3 Nov 2018
In conversation with Christoph Cox at the Kitchen, NY, now online via Artforum
https://www.artforum.com/video/christoph-cox-on-sonic-flux-sound-art-and-metaphysics-at-the-kitchen-november-3-2018-77736

9 Nov 2018
Performance as part of 'Nature as Data' exhibition, Jing'an Sculpture Park, Shanghai
http://videoclub.org.uk/nature-as-data/

18 - 26 January 2019 'Preemptive Listening' shown as part of the Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah
http://sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/programme/sharjah-film-platform

24 Jan - 3 Feb 2019
'Blackout', group exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam (touring to Ambika P3, London; GreyLight Projects, Brussels)
https://www.kunsthal.nl/en/plan-your-visit/exhibitions/IFFR-Blackout/
https://iffr.com/en/blog/blackout-illuminates-forgotten-histories

Wed 23 Jan 2019
Slow Looking at Art, broadcast on BBC radio 3s 'Free Thinking' Ways of
Seeing with artists Michael Craig-Martin & Aura Satz, scientist Daniel Glaser and art writer Kelly Grovier.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00023jf

8th March 2019
To coincide with International Women's day, Jo Hutton and Louise Gray are
joined by Fari Bradley, Aura Satz and Beatriz Ferreyra discussing women’s
place in the history of electroacoustic music, Resonance FM
https://www.resonancefm.com/schedule/2019-03-08

27th March 2019
Artist's film screening followed by talk at Kask cinema, Ghent
https://www.kaskcinema.be/kaskcinema/vertoning/aura_satz

1-31st May 2019
'Dial Tone Drone', solo show at Auditorium Roma - Sound Corner, presented by Valentina Ravaglia
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome
https://www.auditorium.com/evento/aura_satz-20625.html

22nd May 2019, 6pm
'Siren Voices with Aura Satz : Rewiring Memories of Technology', in conversation with Marina Warner
Birkbeck Artsweek
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/siren-voices-with-aura-satz-rewiring-memories-of-technology-tickets-59047757432

6 June – 26 August 2019
‘95% of the Universe is Missing’, group show, Science Gallery, London
https://london.sciencegallery.com/news/2019-seasons-announced

7–9 June 'Crossroads', San Francisco Cinematheque, SFMOMA, San Francisco
http://www.sfcinematheque.org/screenings/crossroads-2019-program-6/
https://sfmoma.org/event/program-6-our-minds-were-light-years-distant/

June -Sep 2019
'Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692-2019', Group exhibition at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (with catalogue)
https://shop.rwa.org.uk/collections/events/products/fire-flashes-to-ashes-in-british-art-1692-2019

6 July
'Telling Invents Told' in conversation with Lis Rhodes, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
https://nottinghamcontemporary.org/whats-on/lis-rhodes-dissident-lines/

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:
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
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
Cover Image for 'Parallax (Sounding/Thinking)', Vol 23, No 3
'Listen, Recalibrate' review in Art Agenda
'Listen, Recalibrate review in Artforum




Aura Satz: Tuning Interference: Dark Matter Radio

Tuning Interference: Dark Matter Radio

A multi-channel audio installation

 

Dark Matter Radio

Aura Satz, 'Tuning Interference: Dark Matter Radio', multi channel sound installation, 2019


Tuning Interference: Dark Matter Radio

Tuning Interference on a Dark Matter Radio is a 10-channel sound installation which draws on the current quest to find the frequency of a dark matter wave. The project is inspired by the description of one of many Dark Matter research initiatives, as 'a radio that looks for a radio station, but we don't know its frequency. We turn the knob slowly while listening. Ideally we will hear a tone when the frequency is right.' Continuing Satz's investigations into sound as a trope for attending to the unsettled and unsettling, the project uses tuning and ever-changing recalibration as a compositional approach. In an echo of the open-ended and hypothetical state of current research, the project deliberately allows for patterns of interference and dissonance. The focus is on the fluctuating dynamic feedback loop between experimental listening, apprehending, and potential deciphering, as we reach towards the unfamiliar and unknown. The installation features a contained sonic environment in the shape of a ring that translates current Dark Matter simulations into sound patterns. The piece generates psychoacoustic effects in the listeners, exploring sonic equivalents of interference and collision through beat frequencies and other diffractive qualities which shift according to the listener's location. The listener becomes a radio dial of sorts, as the ears move through the soundscape microtuning with each adjustment. In between each of the 10 spherical speakers there are small VU metres, trembling to echo a volatile, dynamic and ever-changing frequency field, though what exactly is being measured is uncertain.

Nearby hangs a photo of Vera Rubin (1928-2016). Rubin was an American astronomer who discovered the galaxy rotation problem, providing evidence of the existence of dark matter. Here she is seen looking through a spectrograph mounted on the end of the telescope, recording an image of the spectrum (colors) of a small section of a galaxy. The image is framed inside a fresnel lens, generating a diffractive pattern emanating from the centre.

The project is the result of a collaboration between Aura Satz and cosmologists/astrophysicists Prof. Malcolm Fairbairn (Kings College London), Prof. David J. E. Marsh (Goettingen University) and audio engineer/music AI specialist Dr. David Ronan. Commissioned by the Science Gallery London, with support in kind from Gallo Acoustics. Built by Open Format. Original image of Vera Rubin, reproduced courtesy of Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science.

 

Vera Rubin Dark Matter

Aura Satz, 'Vera Rubin's Irrefutable Evidence', 2019

Exhibitions

6 June – 26 August 2019
'Dark Matter: 95% of the Universe is Missing', group show, Science Gallery, London.

In summer 2019, Science Gallery London will explore the elusive building blocks of the Universe with DARK MATTER, a free exhibition and events season combining art, physics and philosophy, and drawing on the latest research from the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at King's College London. Exhibition highlights include an immersive animation installation by Andy Holden which reflects on the physics of a cartoon landscape, developed with Professor John Ellis from the Department of Physics at King's College London; translucent spider webs which mimic the structure of dark matter in the universe by Tomas Saraceno; a new installation translating dark matter simulations into sound patterns by Aura Satz, in collaboration with Professor Malcolm Fairbairn from the Department of Physics at King's College London; and; perpetually changing liquid crystal paintings by Agnieszka Kurant which will transform according to the 'energy' of social media feeds around the world. Curated by Sandra Ross.

Science Gallery London
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9GU

https://london.sciencegallery.com/seasons/dark-matter
https://london.sciencegallery.com/seasons/dark-matter/exhibition/tuning-interference-dark-matter-radio

 

Other news:

The Quietus interview by Robert Barry
https://thequietus.com/articles/26691-aura-satz-interview-science-gallery-dark-matter

Interalia Magazine interview
https://www.interaliamag.org/interviews/aura-satz/

New Scientist interview
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24232342-900-dark-matter-cant-be-seen-so-this-gallery-is-making-it-sing/

Jim Matthews, John O'Shea and Aura Satz on the Robert Elms show, BBC Radio London, 17 July 2019
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07fbfn4