exhbition of colour interest

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Aura Satz
March 8 to April 19, 2014

Opening reception: Saturday April 12, 2 to 5 pm

Co-presented with the Images Festival

Aura Satz, Doorway for Natalie Kalmus (still), 2013

Centred around the use of colour in moving image technology, Aura Satz's exhibition explores the disorienting technicolour prismatic effects of the lamp house of a 35mm colour film printer. In her film Doorway for Natalie Kalmus, minute shifts across an abstract colour spectrum, punctuated by a mechanical soundtrack, evoke kaleidoscopic perceptual after-images bringing to mind Paul Sharits, Dario Argento and the Wizard of Oz. Natalie Kalmus was the ex-wife of technicolour inventor Herbert Kalmus, and was the colour consultant for hundreds of colour films, including The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus and many others. She would draw up colour scores like a music score, according to her theory of "Colour Consciousness." For the soundtrack Satz collaborated with composer Steven Severin, founder-member of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Alongside the film, Colour Opponent Process also features 35mm film-strip 'colour code' works.