In and Out of Synch

Country: UK
Duration: 20 mins
|3 Seconds
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: 16mm / HD Digital File
Original Format: 16mm Film
  • Abstraction
  • Animation
  • Feminism
  • Flicker and Strobe
  • Language and text
  • Multi-screen and expanded
  • Music and sound
  • Poetry
  • Technology


‘In and Out of Synch’ centres around the optical printing of soundtracks, committing to 16mm film a technology on the verge of extinction, entombing and encrypting its own language onto itself. Shot at the post-production facilities of Pinewood studios, London, the close-up sequences feature abstract patterns of sound encoded as light, printed onto the soundtrack area of the filmstrip. The film features the quivering light of a 16mm mono and a 35mm stereo optical sound camera, providing a seismic glimpse at a sound-wave in formation, on occasions flashing like a stroboscopic Rorschach inkblot. Both mesmerizing and assaulting the senses, the visually hypnotic patterns are disrupted by the voiceover, scripted in dialogue with the artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes. The two voices alternate and coincide, interrogating the sound-image synchronicity and correlation with poetic expressions.

More works by Aura Satz

, 2019
10 Minutes

We’d love to hear from you

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please get in touch


LUX, Waterlow Park Centre,
Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3141 2960

Sign up to our newswire to stay up to date with everything LUX

LUX is a registered charity and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee:

Company No: 4421812
VAT No: 795 9063 73
Charity No: 1094936

Artis Council Supported Logo

© 2021 LUX. All rights reserved.

Skip to content