Off The Page Bergen 2017:
Little Doorways To Paths Not Yet Taken
Saturday 28 January
Short art film Little Doorways To Paths Not Yet Taken by Aura Satz about the American composer Laurie Spiegel.
Following on from Satz's previous films on electronic music composers and inventors, this short film provides an intimate view of the studio of American composer Laurie Spiegel (b 1945). Known for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software, the film also reveals all manner of music and technology paraphernalia, from music scores to DIY inventions and quirky toy collections. The soundtrack features electronic music composed by Spiegel, and Laurie's voiceover musing on electronic music and the compositional process.
Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. She has made a body of works that look at key female figures largely excluded from mainstream historical discourse, in an ongoing engagement with the question of women’s contributions to labour, technology, scientific knowledge and electronic music.
She has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the Wellcome Collection, BFI Southbank, Whitechapel Gallery, (London); the Rotterdam Film Festival (Rotterdam); the Lond Film Festival (London); the New York Film Festival (NY); Anthology Film Archives (NY); Gallery 44 (Toronto); De Appel Art Centre (Amsterdam); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead); George Eastman Museum (Rochester NY); The Sydney Biennale (Sydney) and Fridman Gallery (NY).