Doorway for Natalie Kalmus explores the disorienting prismatic effects of the lamphouse of a 35mm colour film printer. Evoking perceptual after-images and the vibrant Technicolour lighting of films by Paul Sharits and Dario Argento, the work is named for Natalie Kalmus, a colour consultant for hundreds of early colour films, including The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, who also wrote a text called "Doorway onto another world," about her sister’s experience of seeing deceased family members on her own deathbed.
Aura Satz is based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. She has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally.
Aura Satz, Doorway for Natalie Kalmus, 2013, film, 9:04.