Events Calendar
Nov 19
18:00 - 20:00
Aura Satz Seminar
Research Seminar

Aura Satz is an artist whose work encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. In recent years she has made a collection of films which look closely at sound visualisation through various technologies and acoustic devices such as a Chladni plate, a Ruben’s tube, a theremin, pianola paper and mechanical music, phonograph grooves and drawn/optical sound. Her works pay close attention to the materiality of such technologies, the resulting sound patterns - codes in the act of formation - and how these destabilise paradigms of writing and readership. Several projects have also centred on moments of technological invention and in particular the often unsung contributions made by women. Her talk will focus on the extended historical research that feeds into her projects, following a trajectory of sound inscriptions, data storage and encryption, abstract notation and colour composition.

Aura Satz has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, including Rotterdam film festival (Rotterdam); the Zentrum Paul Klee (Switzerland); Färgfabriken (Stockholm); Wundergrund Festival (Copenhagen); Frieze Art Fair NY (New York); Tatton Park Biennial (Cheshire); AV festival (Newcastle); Arnolfini (Bristol); Ikon gallery (Birmingham); FACT (Liverpool); Site Gallery (Sheffield); Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento (Italy); De La Warr Pavilion (Bexhill-on-Sea); BFI Southbank, Whitechapel Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Barbican Art Gallery, ICA, Jerwood Space, Tate Britain, Beaconsfield Gallery, Artprojx Space, the Wellcome Collection and the Tate Tanks (London). During 2009-2010 she was artist-in-residence at the Ear Institute, UCL. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Samsung Art+ award, and the Jarman artist’s moving image award. Exhibitions in 2013 include a solo show at the Hayward project Space (London), at Paradise Row gallery (London), mini-retrospective screenings at the 51st New York film Festival, and ‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’, as part of Hayward Touring exhibition at Turner Contemporary (Margate), Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam), curated by Brian Dillon in association with Cabinet magazine.


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