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: DOORWAY FOR NATALIE KALMUS

DOORWAY FOR NATALIE KALMUS

A film by Aura Satz

 


Aura Satz, Doorway for Natalie Kalmus, production still, 2013

Doorway for Natalie Kalmus is a film centred around the use of colour in moving image technology, exploring the disorienting technicolour prismatic effects of the lamp house of a 35mm colour film printer. Through minute shifts across an abstract colour spectrum, punctuated by a mechanical soundtrack, the film evokes kaleidoscopic perceptual after-images (bringing to mind Paul Sharits, Dario Argento and the Wizard of Oz). Natalie Kalmus was the ex-wife of technicolour inventor Herbert Kalmus, and was the colour consultant for hundreds of colour films, including The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, the Red Shoes, Black Narcissus and many more. She would draw up colour scores for each film, like music scores, according to her theories of "Colour Consciousness". She also authored a short article entitled "Doorway onto another world", in which she described her sister’s deathbed experience of seeing deceased family members.

An essay by Prof. Esther Leslie can be downloaded here

Filmed, directed and edited by Aura Satz

Soundtrack composed by Aura Satz and Steven Severin

DP Tim Sidell

Dubbing mixer Gernot Fuhrmann

Funded by Paradise Row

Support in kind from Cinelab London film laboratory

Special thanks to Brian Simper, Colin Coull, David Buck and Tina Brennan at Cinelab (formerly Bucks Media Services); Joao de Oliveira at Prestech; Joshua Yumibe, Sarah Street, and Ian Christie.

Aura Satz would also like to thank Jackie and Peter Stewart, Cinenova, Electra, Metro Imaging and Simon Quinn for their support of the additional works in the exhibition.


Aura Satz, Colour Score for "Doorway for Natalie Kalmus", 2013

 

Exhibitions:

'Colour Opponent Process'
Solo exhibition at Paradise Row Gallery
1 Nov - 7 Dec 2013

Tue - Fri : 11 am - 7pm, Sat: 11am - 6pm

Paradise Row presents 'Colour Opponent Process', a solo exhibition of works by Aura Satz. For her first ever commercial gallery exhibition, Satz will premiere a new film 'Doorway for Natalie Kalmus'. Centred around the use of colour in moving image technology, Satz will explore the disorienting technicolour prismatic effects effects of the lamp house of a 35mm colour film printer. Alongside the film, Satz will also present a number of 35mm film-strip 'colour code' works, inspired by the colour scores of Natalie Kalmus, and the perforated paper colour encoding employed by The Bell and Howell Additive Lamp house.

74a Newman Street
London W1T 3DB
T: +44 (0)20 7636 9355
info@paradiserow.com

http://www.paradiserow.com/exhibitions/95/

21 November 2013 7pm
Aura Satz will be conversation with Prof. Esther Leslie discussing abstraction, colour, and the contributions of female labour to the early colour film industry, at Paradise Row Gallery.

Esther Leslie is Professor in Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck, University of London and author of Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant garde (2002), Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry, (2005), Walter Benjamin (2007).

Free but booking essential rsvp@paradiserow.com
http://www.paradiserow.com/news/134/

 

'Colour Opponent Process'
Solo show at Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto
March 14 - April 19 2014
To coincide with the Images Festival, Toronto 10-19th April 2014

401 Richmond St W, 120
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8 CANADA
P 416. 979.3941 / F 416.979.1695
info@gallery44.org
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am to 5pm

http://gallery44.org/exhibitions/colour-opponent-process
http://www.imagesfestival.com/festival.php?news_id=165

 

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

900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Tel (585) 271-3361

http://www.eastmanhouse.org/events/detail.php?title=2015_aurasatz

 

Solo presentation at Projection Space Suburban, Rotterdam
'Doorway for Natalie Kalmus' 4 - 17 May 2015
'Chromatic Aberration' 18 - 31 May 2015

http://www.suburban-ps.nl/start/?portfolio=doorway-for-natalie-kalmus-aura-satz-4-17-may

 

Screenings:

World Premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival
'Views from the Avant-garde',
curated by Mark McElhatten
3-7 October 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6595

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/program-i-aura-satz
http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013
http://www.filmlinc.com/press/entry/fslc-announces-complete-lineup-for-the-17th-edition-of-views-from-the-avant


Screenings at the 43rd edition Rotterdam Film Festival
as part of the 'Signals Regained' programme
25th and 26th January 2014

http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/doorway-for-natalie-kalmus/
http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/iffr-2014/sections/signals-regained/an-introduction-by-programmer-edwin-carels/

 

Selected for the 'European Short Film Competition' as part of the 14th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival

24 July 24 - 3 August 2014, Wroclaw, Poland

http://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/artykul.do?id=1850
http://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/film.do?id=7546&ind=typ%3dcykl%26idCyklu%3d502

 

Mini-retrospective screenings at DIM CINEMA
13 May 2015, The Cinematheque, Vancouver

http://www.dimcinema.ca/soundfigures-films-aura-satz
http://www.thecinematheque.ca/dim/soundfigures-films-by-aura-satz