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Aura Satz

Satz is a London-based visual artist whose work encompasses film, performance and sculpture. A key figure among a talented generation of younger artists who engage with sound, Satz has received widespread critical acclaim across her nearly two decade-long practice. In her work, Satz emphasises the complex relationship between humans and machines. Satz’s entry into sound began through a series of projects that revolved around magic, born of an interest in how a ventriloquist’s falsetto voice always seems to emanate right from a puppet’s mouth. Satz’s trajectory orbits around two major topics. One involves the art and science of music, sound technology, vibration and acoustics. The other involves social and political factors, especially issues of gender and the rediscovery of important contributions women have made to the development of technology, namely as inventors of new systems of notation, encryption and sound-making. She has performed, exhibited and screened her work internationally including FACT, Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Italy; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea; the Zentrum Paul Klee, Switzerland; AV festival, Newcastle; Whitechapel Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Barbican Art Gallery, ICA, Jerwood Space, Tate Britain, Beaconsfield Gallery and Artprojx Space, London. Her recent films are Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken (2016) and the short film Entangled Nightvisions (2018). Satz currently teaches at the Royal College of Art in London.

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Seeing Sound

Featuring the work of Seth Cluett, Juan Cortés, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Bani Haykal, Yuko Mohri, Marina Rosenfeld, Aura Satz, and Samson Young, the exhibition foregrounds artistic practices that deconstruct, rebuild, manipulate, and visualize audio experience through digital and analog means.

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