This programme will run throughout the day from 11am to 5.00pm Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June; 11-1pm Saturday 23 June.
Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. In recent years she has completed a collection of films which look closely at sound visualisation through various technologies such as Chladni patterns, the theremin, mechanical music, phonograph grooves and drawn/optical sound, paying close attention to the materiality of such technologies, the resulting sound patterns and the modes of gestural engagement. The camerawork tends to pore over its subject, zooming in visually and acoustically until it becomes abstracted in scale and context, and reconfigured to evoke a new anatomy or landscape of sorts, an architectural structure, or a writing system. The films provide an intimate encounter with archaic and obsolete sound technologies, exploring their de-familiarized sculptural and tactile qualities, and revealing new ways of thinking about sound.
Aura Satz will also be curating a selection of films which share an attention and sensitivity to the materiality of sound and sound-making technologies, devices, and instruments. Alongside her own films she will screen films by Manon de Boer, Jayne Parker and Luke Fowler on Saturday 23 June 2012 14.45 – 16.45.