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

9 Nov 2018
Performance at Jing'an Sculpture Park, Shanghai

May- Sep 2019
‘95% of the Universe is Missing’, group show, Science Gallery, London
https://london.sciencegallery.com/

June -Sep 2019
'Fire', Group exhibition at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (with catalogue)
http://www.rwa.org.uk/

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
Cover Image for 'Parallax (Sounding/Thinking)', Vol 23, No 3

 




Aura Satz: VENTRILOQUA & INTRASONIC

Ventriloqua

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Aura Satz, Ventriloqua, 2003-4, photo Karni Arieli

Originally performed at the final stages of Aura Satz's pregnancy in 2003, 'Ventriloqua' is a video-performance of a one-off event in which the musician Anna Piva played the electromagnetic waves of her belly using a theremin. A truly literal ventriloquist act of 'belly-speaking', the artist was transformed into a musical instrument, an antenna, a medium, through which an otherworldly voice was transmitted. Like an immobile tableaux vivant or an anatomical wax model, the body became a vessel, a mouthpiece through which the disembodied voice appeared re-embodied. One body placed within another body, speaking and spoken through, producing abstract musical utterances which might predict the future, although destined to remain in an amniotic amnesia.

4 March 2004
Screening performance at FACT (Centre for Film, Art & Creative Technology) as part of
A Variety Night of Ventriloquism

 

With performances and talks by Ken Campbell, Andrew Hubbard, Aura Satz and Lindsay Seers.

FACT (Centre for Film, Art & Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
Liverpool L1 4DQ
T: +44 (0)151 7074450
Email: info@fact.co.uk
www.fact.co.uk

Stills and the accompanying text of ‘Ventriloqua’ as performed at FACT (Centre for Film, Art & Creative Technology) in Liverpool (2004) feature as artist’s pages and the cover image of Performance Research, (9.3. On Generation), and was included in the touring feature film DRIFT (see below).

Ventriloqua was re-enacted in 2006 at the Freemason's Temple of the Great Eastern Hotel, in London, an exclusive evening of performance featuring Marisa Carnesky, Serena Korda, Aura Satz, Tai Shani, and Lindsay Seers.


Screened as part of DRIFT
Various UK artists, 2004-2005, Duration: 90 min
Curated by Iliyana Nedkova, Initiated and produced by New Media Scotland

Premiered as part of Black Box strand of the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival (2004), and launch of a DRIFT booklet with programmes notes and essays by Iliyana Nedkova and Shane Danielsen, Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival. From September 2004 touring across the UK and internationally.

Screenings include British Council, Belgrade, Serbia; The Museum of Voivodina as part of 8thVideomedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia; An Tuireann Arts Centre, Isle of Skye (2004-5).

A hand-picked collection of short digital films and videos by UK artists and film-makers interested in sound art, noise, acoustics and experimental music. Over 90 minutes featuring 18 films revealing the cinematic relationship of sound and image. DRIFT features artists' films and videos by Victoria Clare Bernie, Chris Bowman, Rob Kennedy, Kelly Richardson, Holger Mohaupt, Susanne Ramsenthaler, Aura Satz, Paddy Kernohan, Richard Ashrowan, Alexander Hamilton, Shannon Tofts, Simon Tricker, Peter Collis, Emily Richardson, Susan Black, Ian Helliwell, John Butler, Jayne Parker, John Carson and Michelle Deignan.

Part of DRIFT – a project established by New Media Scotland in 1999 as an ongoing exploration of sound art and experimental music, including radio broadcasts, moving image, publications and occasional live events. More information about DRIFT at www.mediascot.org/drift.

Initiated and produced by New Media Scotland, Edinburgh. Supported by the LUX, London and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Funded by the Scottish Arts Council and Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology.

 

10 September 2005
INTRASONIC was awarded the Special Prize at the First International Prize for Performance

 

Presented at the Centrale di Fies (Dro), in collaboration with the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Italy, on the

Jury: Marina Abramovic (performance artist), Sabine Folie (curator of the Kunsthalle, Vienna), Renato Barilli (art critic and lecturer), Andrea Lissoni (Xing Gallery, Milan), Fabio Cavallucci (Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea, Trento) and Barbara Boninsegna (Centrale di Fies, Dro).

Intrasonic folds inwards into the body's intra-uterine space by employing a theremin, and expands outwards, as the body extricates itself from the coffin-like cavity of a grand piano.

Part 1: A musician plays the electromagnetic waves of a pregnant body using a theremin. Referencing ventriloquism, as in 'belly-speaking', the body becomes a musical instrument, an antenna, a medium, through which a pre-verbal, pre-vocal otherworldly voice is transmitted. (See above for an earlier incarnation of this project, entitled 'Ventriloqua').

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Aura Satz, Intrasonic, 2005. Photo Hugo Munoz

Part 2: A performer unplucks himself free from the entangled web of the chords of a grand piano, like a frantic Houdini. The eviscerated piano is vandalised to become a labyrinthine mess of impossible sounds. The choreography and music collapse into one single act of escapology.

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Aura Satz, Intrasonic, 2005. Photo Hugo Munoz

 

Centrale Fies
Loc. Fies 1
Dro (Trento)
Italy
Tel: 0464/504700
info@centralefies.it
www.centralefies.it

27 January 2012
'Ventriloqua' Performance with Lydia Kavina
BFI Southbank Gallery, presented as part of the Samsung Art+ prize exhibition (18-29 January)

A re-staging of Aura Satz's 'Ventriloqua' performance playing the electromagnetic waves of a pregnant body, in a fiery duet with thereminist extraordinaire Lydia Kavina. Referencing ventriloquism, as in 'belly-speaking', the body becomes a musical instrument, an antenna, a medium, through which a pre-verbal, pre-vocal otherworldly voice is transmitted. Lydia Kavina creates spectacular blazing flame-waves, using the music of the theremin to provoke the flame alphabet of a Ruben's tube. Meanwhile, acoustic shapes speak an un-codified language, using salt sound-figures on a Chladni plate.

Lydia Kavina: Born in Moscow, Lydia began studying the theremin at the age of 9 under the direction of Leon Theremin, who was cousin of her grandfather. Five years later she was ready to give her first theremin concert, which marked the beginning of her musical career that has so far led to more than a thousand concerts and theatre, radio and television performances throughout the world. Kavina recorded 3 solo CDs with original music for theremin and played for a number of film soundtracks including 'Ed Wood' and 'eXistenZ' with music by Howard Shore and 'The Machinist' by Roque Banos.

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road London
London SE1 8XT
Tel: 020 7928 3232
www.bfi.org.uk
www.samsung.com
Free but limited capacity booking advised info@suumproject.com


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Aura Satz, Ventriloqua, 2003-4, with Anna Piva, photo Karni Arieli

 

2 May 2012
'Ventriloqua' Performance with Dorit Chrysler
, at Cabinet
, NY

A re-staging of 'Ventriloqua', Aura Satz plays the electromagnetic waves of a pregnant body, in a fiery duet with thereminist extraordinaire Dorit Chrysler. Referencing ventriloquism, as in 'belly-speaking', the pregnant body becomes a musical instrument, an antenna, a medium, through which a pre-verbal, pre-vocal otherworldly voice is transmitted. Dorit Chrysler creates spectacular blazing flame-waves, using the music of the theremin to provoke the flame alphabet of a Ruben's tube. Meanwhile, acoustic shapes speak an un-codified language, using salt sound-figures on a Chladni plate.

Austrian-born thereminist Dorit Chrysler is hailed as one of the world's most accomplished theremin players. Dorit Chrysler is also the founder of the New York Theremin Society. She has performed at the Lincoln Center, Vienna Konzerthaus, World Trade Center, Palais Tokyo, the Sibelius Academy, the LA Disney Hall and the Moderne Kunstmuseet in Stockholm, and collaborated with Anders Trentemoeller, Elliot Sharp, Marilyn Manson, Lee Hazelwood, Cluster, Gibby Haynes, JG Thirlwell and Lene Lovich. She has scored for short movies and TV and her compositions for artist Jesper Just are part of permanent collections at the MOMA and the Guggenheim.

Cabinet
300 Nevins Street
Brooklyn, New York
Tel: +1 718 222 8434
Map: http://cabinetmagazine.org/information/visit.php
http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/
http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/events/satz.php
Free but space is limited.