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: GLISSOLALIA

GLISSOLALIA
SOUNDTRAP III ( BEACONSFIELD COMMISSION 2008)

GLISSOLALIA

27 JUNE - 20 JULY 2008
SOUND INSTALLATION
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, 12 - 6PM

Exhibition extended: Monday - Friday, until 1 August
By appointment only - please contact Beaconsfield to arrange visit

27 JUNE 6-9PM

PREVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ALEKS KOLKOWSKI, LYDIA KAVINA AND ALL FEMALE BARBERSHOP QUARTET HUNKY DORY

22 Newport St, Vauxhall
London SE11 6AY
Tel: +44 (0) 207 582 6465
fax: +44 (0) 207 582 6486
mail@beaconsfield.ltd.uk
http://beaconsfield.ltd.uk/about/visiting/

An excerpt of the live event can be see on the Beaconsfield website

Aura Satz explores ghostly presence and illusions through performance and sound, often focussed on unusual sonic devices, early musical instruments and automata. This new commission explores acoustic illusions and plays on the vocal quality of non-human instruments. It merges the musical concept of 'glissando' (the gliding or sliding from one note to another), and the idea of 'glossolalia' (religious speaking in tongues, or fluent unintelligible utterances).

The commission took form through a research and development period within the upper space of Beaconsfield Gallery, in response to the haunting resonance of the space. Over a six-week period of recording sessions and site-specific sound-editing, Aura invited various musicians to respond in the manner of Chinese whispers to an initial composition based on the acoustic illusion of the Shepard scale, consisting of endlessly escalating or descending compositions. Developed in dialogue with musician Aleks Kolkowski, the score's starting point is a series of vintage test-tone recordings, which are then layered with the various components: a musical saw (Aleks Kolkowski), a theremin (Lydia Kavina) and a female Barbershop Quartet (Hunky Dory). By drawing on such a range of sound sources, references to classic perceptual illusions degenerate into a more compositional image, from swirling rising tones to coiling disembodied voices and patterned harmonies.

Orchestrated as a dynamic vortex, the resulting recording plays back as a multi-channel soundtrack installation. The public face of the project will kick-off with a spiral sound performance on the opening night, conceived of as a dialogue between the installation and the live ensemble. Featuring the same components which fed into the recording process, in addition to the theremin and barbershop quartet there will be a whirling musical saw duet on a rotating turntable.

Soundtrap is Beaconsfield's annual portfolio scheme for new sonic works. Aura Satz is supported by an Artsadmin artist bursary. The artist's collaboration with Aleks Kolkowski is supported by NAN artists collaborations.

Monday 14th July 3-4pm & Friday 18th July 8-9pm
Glissolalia features on a clear spot on Resonance FM

Listen online at Beaconsfield website

The broadcast includes Aura Satz in conversation with Richard Thomas; Professor Steven Connor (Academic Director of the London Consortium) responding to the resonance of the installation Glissolalia at Beaconsfield (a transcript is available online: www.stevenconnor.com/resonance); and Hillel Schwartz (cultural historian and visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego) reading an excerpt on Echo from his forthcoming book, A Cultural History of Noise.

 

Aura Satz is an artist and writer. She completed a theory/practice PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2002, where she later held a Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Sculpture Fellowship (2002-04). She has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, including at FACT (Liverpool), Site Gallery (Sheffield), Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento (Italy), De La Warr Pavilion (Bexhill-on-Sea), the Zentrum Paul Klee (Switzerland), Whitechapel Gallery, the V&A, The Photographer's Gallery, Tate Britain (London). She currently has another solo exhibition at Artprojx Space. Since 2004 she has been a fellow at the London Consortium.

Aleks Kolkowski studied Music at London University, violin with Clarence Myerscough at the Royal Academy of Music, was taught piano by John Tilbury, electronic music by Hugh Davies and in 1982 participated in seminars and performances directed by John Cage. Over the past 25 years he has worked internationally as an improvising violinist, interpreter, solo performer and composer for dance, theatre and film. His latest work combines instruments and machines from the pioneering era of sound recording and reproduction to make live mechanical-acoustic music. He is a founder of Recording Angels.

Léon Theremin's grand-niece, Lydia Kavina was born in Moscow and began studying the theremin under the direction of Theremin himself when she was nine years old. Since then, her musical career has included more than a thousand concerts and theatre, radio and television performances around the world, as well as film soundtracks (Ed Wood, eXistenZ and The Machinist) and her own compositions. Kavina is an active promoter of new experimental music for the theremin. www.lydiakavina.com

Hunky Dory Quartet are Jackie Driscoll, Lolly Thomas, Ceejai Seaman, and Barbara Thompson.

Beaconsfield specialises in encouraging artists to pursue projects of ambition and has a long track record of commissioning and promoting experimental contemporary art, at home and abroad. Co-curated by artists David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin since 1994, examples of previous sound projects include the ground-breaking Rude Mechanic, (1996), Carl Michael von Hausswolff's first UK solo show (2005), Soundtrap commissions with Daniel Figgis and Leafcutter John and the popular event series Mother of all Parties (2005-08) which echoes themes of the legendary Nosepaint club, run by the Beaconsfield curatorial team during the early nineties.

 

 

WITH SUPPORT IN KIND FROM WHARFEDALE

AURA WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK JON MAISEY AND MICK RITCHIE.