Between the Bullet and the Hole

Satz, Aura
Aura Satz is interested in modes of heightened perception and sensory disorientation, as well as psychoacoustics and auditory illusion. In her sound sculptures, films and installations she probes obsolete technologies, teasing them apart and approaching them from new perspectives. Between the Bullet and the Hole (2016) is a video installation which centres around the elusive and complex effects of war on women's role in early computing. The work features new and archival high speed bullet photography, electric spark imagery, bullet sound wave imagery, forensic ballistic photography, slide rulers, punch cards and computer diagrams. Like a frantic animated storyboard, it explores the flickering space between the frames. Interpolation, which was the main task of the women studying ballistics during World War II, describes the act of guessing missing data using only two known data points. Satz’s work aims to explore this gap and open it up to interrogation, through questioning how we read other gaps such as those between bullet and hole, perpetrator and victim, and presence and absence.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 12 minutes
  • Edition: 1 of 5 + 1 AP
  • Material description: HD video
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist.
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  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC47/2017



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