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This summer at Kunstnernes Hus ☀️
Open today 11-17 (Restaurant 11-22)

Opening: Aura Satz in conversation with Anne Hilde Neset

Warnings in Waiting
Friday 09.06.23
Å PNING Aura Satz Anne Hilde Neset

Welcome to the opening of Aura Satz's exhibition Warnings in Waiting. On the occasion of the opening, there will be a conversation about the exhibition between the artist Aura Satz and the director of the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Anne Hilde Neset.

Free entry and open to all.

About the exhibition

Warnings in Waiting is a three-screen film and sound installation for the lower exhibition hall. The project re-imagines sirens in order to forge a new understanding of present and long term emergency. The siren serves as a worldwide symbol of potential trauma, an emblem warning of climate catastrophe, a mouthpiece for sonic governance and crisis management. Drawing on Aura Satz’s ongoing documentary film project Preemptive Listening (2017-ongoing), three segments of the feature film explore the lifecycle of a siren, with a soundtrack composed by an array of experimental musicians.

Warnings in Waiting
is on view between 9 June and 6 August 2023. It is the artist's first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. The project is a collaboration with the Walker Institute of Art, Minneapolis, and Tate Modern, London.

In conversation

Aura Satz (b. 1974, Barcelona) is a London-based artist who works with film, sound, performance and sculpture. Her works explore a distributed, expanded and shared notion of voice, and are made in conversation, using dialogue as both method and subject matter. Satz has made a body of work centred on various sound technologies in order to explore notation systems, code and encryption, and ways in which these might resist standardisation, generating new soundscapes, and in turn new forms of listening and attending to the other. She has performed, exhibited and screened her work worldwide.

Anne Hilde Neset initiated Satz' exhibition Warnings in Waiting. She was the director of Kunstnernes Hus until December 2022 and is now the director of the Henie Onstad Art Center. She has worked as a writer and editor at the London-based music magazine The Wire, a founder of several music festivals in the UK and Norway. She is one of the founders of the curatorial agency Electra.

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