'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




Aura Satz, Spiral Sound Coil, drawing, 2010


Continuing her work as artist in residence at the Ear Institute, UCL London, Aura will develop a new intimate, immersive sound sculpture that will create a physical and psychoacoustic sonic experience whereby visitors will be encouraged to place their head inside the sculpture itself. Like a giant hearing trumpet or an automaton ear, the horn appears to tune into the vast library of past sounds that is the air. The multi-channel soundtrack outputs in a spiral sequence, thus echoing the rotating technology of wax cylinder sound recordings. Similarly, the narrative voicover explores the idea of memory being like a wax cylinder, a 'mystic writing-pad' of sorts, a blank slate onto which memories leave their trace and personal history is recorded. For the musical composition Aura has revisited and re-composed some of the original recordings made as a result of her Soundtrap III commission for Beaconsfield in Vauxhall, Glissolalia. This new composition includes excerpts of the psychoacoustic illusion of a Shepard tone, the theremin played by Lydia Kavina and voices by the barbershop quartet Hunky Dory (Jackie Driscoll, Lolly Thomas, Ceejai Seaman, and Barbara Thompson). Spiral Sound Coil explores the ever-shifting site of sound, and offers a powerfully disorienting acoustic experience.

Commissioned by Jerwood Space
Aura would like to thank Bradford Backus and Thorsten Marquardt at the Ear Institute; Beaconsfield Gallery and in particular David Crawforth; Lydia Kavina; Jackie Driscoll, Lolly Thomas, Ceejai Seaman, and Barbara Thompson; Dave Hunt for his sound advice; and Sarah Williams.

Aura Satz, Spiral Sound Coil - in the studio, 2010. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness

Locate, curated by Sarah Williams
Jerwood Space
11 August - 12 September 2010
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Featuring the work of artists Mel Brimfield, Sarah Pickering and Aura Satz, Locate will exhibit three new commissions exploring the artists' responses to the idea of 'site'.
Each of the artists was asked to propose ideas for new works that responded to a geographical location, institution, collection, a fictional or conceptual space. They are currently undertaking a five month research project to develop their ideas and the resulting works will be exhibited at Jerwood Space in August.

Part of the Jerwood Encounters series, Locate is the third in a series of experimental exhibitions curated by Sarah Williams and demonstrates a commitment by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation to supporting new experimental commissions within the Jerwood Visual Arts programme.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication designed by The Partners with text by Cecilia Wee.
To download the catalogue as a pdf follow this link

A series of evening events at Jerwood Space will run alongside the exhibition from 6 - 8pm.
Events are free but must be booked in advance. For further information or to book contact:
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN
Tel: 020 7654 0179

Installed at the Jerwood Space. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness
Spiral Sound Coil
Installed at the Jerwood Space. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness


Spiral Sound Coil
is included in the group show:
Fraternise - the Salon
2 April - 29 May 2011
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm

Spiral Sound Coil

Franko B, David Birkin, Ansuman Biswas, John Burgess, Matthew Burrows, Tony Carter, Tamsyn Challenger, Jules Clarke, Ben Cockett, Susan Collis, Michael Corkrey, Keith Coventry, A. David Crawforth, Mikey Cuddihy, Shane Cullen, Michael Curran, Judith Dean, Mark Dean, Nicolas Deshayes, Adam Dix, Richard Elliott, Robert Ellis, Tracey Emin, Laura Emsley, Alexa de Ferranti, Peter Fillingham, Edwina fitzPatrick, Rebecca Fortnum, Eloise Fornieles, Stephen Fowler, Paul Fryer, Rachel Garfield, Mary George, Mathew Gibson, Bruce Gilbert, Colin Glen, Lucy Gunning, Matt Hale, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Denise Hawrysio, Damien Hirst, Rachel Howard, Marc Hulson, Sarah Jones, Simon Lawson, Peter Liversidge, Sarah Lucas and Olivier Garbay, Maria Marshall, Ross McNicol, David Mollin, Charlotte Moth, Hayley Newman, Paul Noble, Monika Oechsler, Tom Ormond, Lily Paine, Tom Paine, Tamsin Pender, Susan Pui San Lok, Aura Satz, Boo Saville, Michael Shaw, Naomi Siderfin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Julian Stallabrass, Dafna Talmor, John Timberlake, Caroline Todd, Roman Vasseur, Jessica Voorsanger, Mark Wallinger, Joseph Walsh, Roxy Walsh, Amelia Whitelaw, Keith Wilson, Erika Winstone.

Fraternise - the Salon gathers a cohort of artists in a curated, fundraising exhibition, to support the future existence of Beaconsfield - the pioneering, non-profit organisation that has provided a laboratory and presentation space for artists since 1995.

Beaconsfield is an artist-led entity that specialises in encouraging artists to pursue projects of ambition and to experiment without commercial pressure. The Salon brings together collaborators, patrons and proteges who have worked with Beaconsfield or who support its role in the artists' community.

The Salon offers a rare opportunity to view a diverse range of contemporary works (many artists exhibiting together for the first time) and to start or expand a collection. Sales will benefit both participating artists and Beaconsfield.

Fraternise - the Salon is co-curated by the charity's artist-trustees, Rachel Howard, Judith Dean and artist-directors A. David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin.

22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY
+44 (0)20 7582 6465


Spiral Sound Coil was shown as part of the exhibition Samsung Art+ Prize
BFI Southbank, London
18-29 January 2012

Samsung Electronics are delighted to present the UK’s first ever prize for new media art. A shortlist of 10 emerging and established contemporary artists has been selected by a panel of curators from leading arts organisations for a two-week exhibition at the BFI Southbank. Opening on 18 January 2012, the exhibition will include new work as well as pieces that have never been shown before in the UK.
The Samsung Art+ Prize aims to highlight artists who reveal the ways technologies can touch our lives. All of the selected artists must be a citizen of, educated in or currently residing in the UK and they have been nominated
for work they have created in the past three years. The shortlisted artists selected are: Neil Cummings, Doug Fishbone, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Torsten Lauschmann, Lucky PDF, Aura Satz, Hiraki Sawa, Semiconductor, Erika Tan and Thomsonand Craighead.
The resulting shortlist showcases the diverse range of practice offered by new media, and includes artists working in screen friendly idioms as well as those exploring diverse strategies of communication such as performance, sculpture and music.
The 10 nominated artists have been selected for their ability to expand and challenge our understanding of the role of new media. In the era of smart media the prize will celebrate the unique ways in which artists respond to the changing world and embrace the possibilities offered by different media opportunities; not only as platforms of production and research but also as new modes of communication beyond the traditional gallery.
The judges including Jan Dalley, Arts Editor at the Financial Times; Dr. Peter Weibel, Chairman and CEO of the ZKM Centre for Art and Media; Stuart Comer, Curator of Film, Tate Modern; Jiyoon Lee, Director of SUUM; and New York based media artist, Sooja Kim.

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XT
Tel: 0871 971 5582


Spiral Sound Coil included in the group show:
part II, “I is someone else”
Färgfabriken - Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Stockholm
April 14 - June 21, 2012
Wednesday–Sunday: 11am–4pm

Psychosis is a long-term project. Through exhibitions, publications, film screenings and seminars we illuminate various aspects of the subject. The aim is to use art in order to deepen our understanding of the human psyche and our social relationships.

With I is Someone Else we want to produce an exhibition that deals less with artistic authenticity or the diagnosis of psychosis and more with the symptoms of the illness as the point of departure for describing transformations of the self. Even a healthy person is not constituted by a clearly delineated self; we harbour a whole set of potential selves. This is clearly captured in common expressions: I could be “beside myself” with worry, for example, or “not really myself today”, or I could “lose myself in my thoughts”.

A similar view of the possibility of multiple identities is expressed in the pamphlet of directions for use that accompany a particular anti-depression medication. Taking the medication, it warns, may cause the sense of “being apart from oneself and from reality”. Where, then, does the person feel like he or she is? If you’re “not yourself”, then who are you? And hearing voices in your head could be a symptom of mental illness, but under certain circumstances it’s considered entirely normal – if you heart them in the wakening state between dream and consciousness, for example. Further, those who claim to hear the voice of God are seldom declared unfit for that reason alone. The boundary between what is normal and what is abnormal is obviously blurry, malleable, and negotiable.

We imagine that works of art may be understood as symptoms, as “psychotic” without being expressions of illness. They can construct temporary wholes from splintered selves, and they can just as easily dissolve the illusion of a solid identity. Or they can simply pose unanswered questions about the nature of the self. And the exhibition’s artworks are not psychotic, because they communicate with the viewer and create the kind of dialogue that is impossible for someone suffering from psychosis. 

Participating artists: Beata Berggren, Maja Bajevic, Andreas Gedin, Matti Kallioinen,Renja Leino, Håkan Rehnberg, Aura Satz

Curators: Elsa Ekesiöö Thambert, Andreas Gedin, Joachim Granit, Fia Palmgren, Robert Stasinski

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