'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 Museum, Rochester, New York
24th January – 26th April 2015

'Onomatopoeic Alphabet' screening as part of Performance, Architecture, Materials, Sweden curated by Marianne Mulvey
24 September - 14 October 2015

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of FNC Lab Competition at the 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada
7-18 October 2015

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival BFI Southbank, NFT3, London
16 October 2015

'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

'Chromatic Aberration' Screening as part of the International Competition at the 17th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
12-17 November 2015

'The Trembling Line'
Solo show at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
3 December 2015 – 23 January 2016

'Her Marks, a Measure'
Solo Show at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
16 January – 20 March 2016

'Between the Bullet and the Hole’, European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
27 Jan- 7 Feb

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

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

Premiere of short film about Laurie Spiegel as part of 'Deep Minimalism' festival curated by Oliver Coates, Southbank Centre
26 June 2016

'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)

Screening of ‘In and Out of Synch’ Flaherty NYC, curated by Genevieve Yue and Chris Stults
3rd October 2016
Anthology Film Archives, New York

'Eyelids Leaking Light'
5th-28th October 2016
Solo show at Clifford Gallery and artist's talk at Hamilton NY

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
21-31st July 2016

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken' shortlisted for Nouvaux Alchemistes, 45th Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
5-16 October 2016

'Between the Bullet and the Hole' screening as part of Experimenta, London Film Festival, BFI
9th October 2016

'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

'Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken screening at the Showroom, London
2nd November 2016

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

'As Above, So below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics', group exhibition at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin
13 April - 27 August 2017

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

29 September 2017 - 14 January 2018
'STARS', Group exhibition at Lentos Museum, Linz
Including Angela Bulloch, Hans Op de Beek, Maurizio Cattelan, Joseph Cornell, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Longo, Meret Oppenheim, Trevor Paglen, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Kiki Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more.

12–15 Oct 2017
'Field Studies 2017: Listening after Pauline Oliveros’, Leeds, various venues

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
’s unique process of development.

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

24th Jan - 4th Feb 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam,

28-29th April 2018
Binaural version of 'The Trembling Line' installed as part of F(T) festival, hosted at Radialsystem V, Berlin

3-7 May 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' screening at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland

7-10 June 2018
'Entangled Nightvisions' screening at CROSSROADS, San Francisco Cinematheque and SFMOMA, San Francisco

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,
Listen to an excerpt of 'Dial Tone Drone' on
Excerpt of 'The Trembling Line' on

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
'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




A short extract of 'Automamusic' the film is now available online at The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music, to coincide with the cross-platform interview in the September 2010 issue.


Automamusic, film still by Aura Satz, Cibachrome print, 2008

Aura Satz's 'Automamusic' project has at its core a film about mechanical music. Intricate views of self-playing violins, accordions, drums, pianolas, and orchestrions are offset by scenes in which floating musical instruments are played by invisible hands. The film highlights the similarities between the beginnings of musical reproduction in the 19th century and spiritualist invocations of the dead through sound. 'Automamusic' breathes the ghost back into the machine, inhabiting the figurative space between sound and source, when music had not yet become abstracted into the grooves of the gramophone record. In addition to the series of hand-printed cibachrome photographs which recall spiritualist photography, the project includes drawings inspired by early patents for mechanical or hybrid musical instruments (small selection online here).

The film 'Automamusic' was developed with support from Film and Video Umbrella, funded by Arts Council England and Artsadmin, with kind assistance from Film London Artist's Moving Image Network and a special thanks to the Museum of Music Automatons, Seewen, Switzerland.

Automamusic Exhibitions:

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

From the barrel organ and the ghetto blaster to the large speaker vehicles at parades or demonstrations, right up to acoustic warfare - regardless of the context in which mobile sound systems are used, we are directly impacted by their equally fascinating and threatening effect. The exhibition "BOOSTER" inquires into the cultural significance of these constructions and their use in the creative arts. Since the start of the 20th century, artists have been producing breathtaking sound machines, again and again stretching the boundaries between different disciplines. The special combination of sculpture, movement and sound takes the visitor into a world that addresses many different senses at once: whether as fragile mechanisms or monumental objects, the mobile sound sculptures generate a pulsating world of (sub)cultural spheres in a choreography of gentle tones and high-volume sounds.
Against a background of spectacular installations and sculptures, the exhibition also traces the global roots of mobile sound systems.

Artists: AUDINT / Toby Heys und Steve Goodman, Massimo Bartolini, Lothar Baumgarten, Benjamin Binder, Katie Callan, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Tamara Grcic, Mark Leckey, Olaf Mooij, Nomadic Sound System / Ben Newland, Nik Nowak, Tintin Patrone, Aura Satz, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jean Tinguely, and more.

Marta Herford
Goebenstr. 2-10
32052 Herford
Tel +49 5221 9944300


Solo retrospective at Blaak 10, as part of the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam
curated by Edwin Carels
23 January - 3 February 2013

Blaak 10 Gallery
Witte de Withstraat 7
3012 BL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

'The Sight of Sound'
Deutsche Bank VIP Lounge, Frieze Art Fair
4–7 May 2012, performance on the 5th May 2pm

Group exhibition including John Cage, Christian Marclay, Jorge Macchi, Jenny C. Jones, David Ellis and Aura Satz.

Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.  
John Cage

Selected works feature artists from the Deutsche Bank Collection who reference music in a variety of ways:  as a structural or notational device, a vehicle for chance and improvisation, or as a social platform for communicating identity.  These artists from different generations share a trajectory of using musical forms as a source and framework. The theme underscores Deutsche Bank’s global commitment to supporting art and music, and promoting cultural advancement through the intersecting worlds of ideas and
The historical influence of musical sound on visual artists is immeasurable, but its effect upon form, process, and conceptual art has clearly become more prevalent in modern times.  From Piet Mondrian’s painting, “Broadway Boogie Woogie,” his homage to jazz, to John Cage and Nam June Paik’s experiments with performance-driven work, to real-time musical interactions via satellite, video and digital interfaces, the relationship between the aural and visual arts are continually shape-shifting.  

Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island, Manhattan


Aura Satz, solo exhibition at Artprojx Space
8 July - 16 August 2008, Preview 9th July 6-9pm
Open Monday-Saturday 11-6 or by appointment

Weds 16 July 6.30-8.30pm
Andrew Renton (art critic/curator and Director of the Curatorial Programme, Goldsmiths University) in conversation with Aura Satz on the withdrawal of authorship in relation to sound, sound technology and sound art, with live mechanical music performance by Aura Satz.
RSVP required to

Artprojx Space
53 Beauchamp Place
London SW3 1NY
Tel: 020 7584 0717 or

photographs are included in the group exhibition IN SEARCH OF ALCHEMIC TIMES
5 August - 3 September 2011


Artists: Aura Satz, Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann, Jennifer Walshe, Liliane Lijn, Nathan Witt, Peter Lewis and Makiko Nagaya, Rowena Harris, Steven Ounanian, Tom Badley, Unrealised Projects.
Curated by Cecilia Wee.

Thursday - Saturday 12-6pm
Wednesdays by appointment

235 Brompton Road
London SW3 2EP
tel: 07527 640 419


'As Above, So below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics'
Group exhibition at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin
13 April - 27 August 2017

Including Hilma af Klint | Kenneth Anger | David Beattie | Nora Berman | Annie Besant | Agnieszka Brzezanska | Alan Butler | James Lee Byars | Cameron | Marcus Coates | Ira Cohen | Ithell Colquhoun | Matt Copson | Stephan Doitschinoff | Hayden Dunham | Stephen Dunne | Susan Hiller | Koo Jeong A. | Alejandro Jodorowsky | Wassily Kandinsky | Rachid Koraichi | Emma Kunz | Frantisek Kupka | Paul Laffoley | Liliane Lijn | Linder | Josiah McElheny | Steve McQueen | Henri Michaux | Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky | Padraic E. Moore (curatorial advisor) | Bruce Nauman | Austin Osman Spare | Sigmar Polke | The Propeller Group | Patrick Pye | John Russell | Eoghan Ryan | Aura Satz | Suzanne Treister | Grace Weir, amongst others. Curated by Sam Thorne and Rachael Thomas.

A fully-illustrated book is published to accompany the exhibition which features contributions from Erik Davis, Jennifer Higgie, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky, Dr Tina Kinsella, Linder, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rachael Thomas, Sam Thorne and Maurice Tuchman, amongst others. Price €20 available to buy from the IMMA shop.

Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Military Rd, Kilmainham
Dublin 8, Ireland


Automamusic, film still by Aura Satz, Cibachrome print, 2008

Automamusic screenings:

Automamusic screened at RISK Cinema
alongside Jerome Hiler and John Smith
The Harn Museum, Florida

18th March 2014 7pm

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
3259 Hull Road
Florida 32611-2700

Automamusic screened with Q&A session as part of Transmediale 2012, In/Compatible video programme, curated by Marcel Schwierin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
31 Jan - 5 Feb 2012

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Tel 030 397870

Automamusic was screened as part of Mikhail Karikis' Love Songs for Broken Machines
Friday 22 October 2010 8pm
Hall One, Kings Place, London

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.

Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG
Tel: 020 7520 1490


Automamusic was screened as part of Artprojx presents OPERA & STILL-FILM
LOOP festival, Barcelona, Spain
22 - 31 May 2009, 17.00-19.30pm

OPERA is a selection of films by contemporary artists who have utilised, investigated and celebrated opera and contemporary classical music. Including films by Alice Anderson, Martha Colburn, Haris Epaminonda, Karen Knorr, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tania Mouraud, Michelle Naismith, Mariele Neudecker, Jayne Parker, Sophy Rickett, Susanne Winterling.
STILL FILM is a selection of artist's films with a sculptural sensibility. Including films by Matt Calderwood, Louise Camrass, Andrew Cross, Ryan Gander, William Hunt, Michael Nyman, Aura Satz, Richard Wilson.
Compilations selected by David Gryn, Artprojx.

Espai Liceu
Rambla, 51-59
Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +93 485 9900


Automamusic was screened as part of SonicRecycler5
Saturday 9th May 2009 16.00-23.00pm

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
A unique evening of provocative, entertaining and experimental music, presented by Sprawl, Brentford Recycling Action Group and Watermans. SonicRecycler5, the fifth in an annual series, is an event showcasing the many different strands of eclectic ideas in music, and promoting recycling concepts. With performers, DJ's, films, stalls and interactive presentations, it's a packed evening of radical sounds in a lovely Thameside venue, overlooking Kew Gardens - Think: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.
Films by Aleks Kolkowski & Aura Satz will be shown from 3pm to 4pm at the Musical Museum

Watermans Artcentre
40 High Street, Brentford
London, TW8 0DS
Box Office 020 8232 1010 or online we got tickets


Automamusic was screened as part of Artprojx Presents...
STILL FILM at Site Gallery, Sheffield 4 & 5 March 2009

A selection of artist's films with a sculptural sensibility. The films share a fixed camera gaze, an inherent quality and lingering effect despite their simplicity. Including films by Matt Calderwood, Louise Camrass, Andrew Cross, Ryan Gander, William Hunt, Michael Nyman, Aura Satz, Richard Wilson.
Compilation selected by David Gryn, Artprojx.

Site Gallery
1 Brown Street
Sheffield S1 2BS
Tel:+44 (0)114 281 2077
Fax:+44 (0)114 281 2078


Automamusic was screened as part of Museumsnacht, Museum for Music Automatons, Seewen, Switzerland, and Museum of Music, Basel
16-18 January 2009

Also as part of Museumsnacht the Automatic Ensemble will premiere at the Church of St. Leonhard (Basel) and the Museum for Music Automatons (Seewen)

Museum for Musikautomaten,
Sammlung Dr.h c. H. Weiss-Stauffacher
Bollhobel 1
4206 Seewen, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 915 98 80
Fax +41 61 915 98 90

Automamusic was screened as part of Late at Tate Britain: Rehang
Artprojx Presents... STILL FILM
Friday 6 June 2008, 19.30


A selection of artist's films with a sculptural sensibility. The films share a fixed camera gaze, an inherent quality and lingering effect despite their simplicity. Including films by Matt Calderwood, Ryan Gander, Michael Nyman, Aura Satz, Richard Wilson. Compilation selected by David Gryn, Artprojx.

Tate Britain Auditorium
London (England) SW1P 4RG
tel +44 (0)20 7887 8000
fax +44 (0)20 7887 8008
Free, tickets available on the night, no bookings taken


Automamusic was screened with a talk by Aura Satz at the Photographer's Gallery
Wednesday 23rd January 2008 7pm

The Photographer's gallery
6-8 Newport Street
London WC2H 7HY
Free, booking recommended
Information Desk +44(0)20 7831 1772 ext 201


Automamusic, film still by Aura Satz, Cibachrome print, 2008


Aura's article 'Music of its own Accord' is published in Leonardo Music Journal, issue 20, December 2010, including images of 'Automamusic'