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: iMPULSIVE SYNCHRONISATION

IMPULSIVE SYNCHRONISATION

A filmic sound installation by Aura Satz

 


Aura Satz, Impulsive Synchronisation, 2013

The starting point for Impulsive Synchronisation is a 'Secret Communication System' patented during World War II by Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr and American composer George Antheil. This invention of 'frequency hopping' was designed to protect radio-controlled torpedoes from enemy disruption by distributing the signal over many frequencies and synchronising the transmitter and receiver in rapidly changing patterns. The idea, which drew in part on Antheil's unsuccessful attempt to synchronise 16 pianolas in his 1924 avant-garde masterpiece 'Ballet Mecanique', suggested the use of 88 frequencies (the number of keys on a piano), and the use of perforated paper rolls to keep the frequency hops in sync with each other. This concept has since become the basis for today's spread-spectrum technology, widely used in wireless telephone and wi-fi technology.

In this newly commissioned film and sound installation, these technologies are referenced to explore visual, musical and data notation, as well as its encryption, synchronisation and decipherment.The work consists of a scrolling screen made from five specially commissioned pianola rolls from Antheil's 'Ballet Mecanique'. The screen is in constant motion so that the film creates a complex light play from the encoded musical score, as the perforated strips of paper interact and produce patterns on the surrounding walls. In addition, a light located behind the screen - a kind of imageless echo of the projection lamp - flashes in systematic intervals, flattening the film-screen and highlighting the materiality of the pianola paper. At times the conflicting light sources overlap and cancel each other out. The film projected onto the scrolling screen is a very short extract from 'Come Live with Me', starring Hedy Lamarr. In this romantic comedy - premiered in 1941, the year she submitted the patent for her invention - Lamarr uses the metaphor of the flashlight, like a firefly, to attract a mate. In the film, the torch footage signals in flashes according to Morse code. The soundscape is composed of vintage underwater recordings of submarines and torpedo explosions from the 1940s, punctuated by the siren sections from 'Ballet Mecanique'.


Hayward Gallery Project Space
22 March - 26 May 2013
10am-6pm daily, late-night opening Thursday and Friday until 8pm.
Free

Talk with Curator Stephanie Rosenthal on Sunday 24 March, 3.30-4.30pm

http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/tickets/aura-satz-1000344

Aura Satz, Impulsive Synchronisation sound score, 2013

To download a pdf interview with Stephanie Rosenthal click here: Aura Satz freesheet

Aura Satz would like to to thank Mark Pilkington, Thomas Gardner, Chris Weaver, Scott Klein, Gernot Fuhrmann, Rex Lawson, Amy Obarski, David Edelsztein and the Historic Naval Ships Association.