Museum galleries will stay open until 8 p.m.
Rochester, N.Y., April 10, 2015—George Eastman House welcomes Aura Satz on Thursday, April 16 to Rochester. Satz is a British visual artist whose work cuts across film, sound, performance, and sculpture. Her latest installation, Eyelids Leaking Light is currently on display at the museum through April 24.
Satz will discuss her work at 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre, followed by a Q&A. Visitors are encouraged to check out her installation before or after the talk. The galleries will remain open until 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students, and free for members.
The installation, Eyelids Leaking Light, features the US premiere of Satz’s new work, Chromatic Aberration (2014), in which she explores the aesthetics of “color fringing” by using film elements from the Eastman House collection. Chromatic Aberration will be exhibited alongside Doorway for Natalie Kalmus (2013), an audiovisual work that transforms a Bell & Howell color film printer into a grotto of prismatic lights. Satz’s art focuses on the complex intersections between the history, technology, and aesthetics of media, while exploring the ways in which they change the understanding of human perception and agency. Her work reveals aspects of early color film technology that otherwise remain invisible.