Sally Golding


Sally Golding (AUST/UK) creates sound and light compositions through performances, installations and recordings. Her sonic work revolves around a custom system of printing complex optical sound compositions onto 16mm film, and performing with light sensitive audio devices and amplified lighting. Known internationally for her expanded cinema performances Golding’s live sets are edgy and intense, driven by a minimalist approach to horror aesthetics, leading her to science and superstition, philosophy and pulp. Golding’s audiovisual performance work focuses on the experience of the audience, pushing the boundaries of visual and auditory perception through the breakdown of the cinematic system into flicker, waveforms and colour fields. Cacophonic in form and content her performances transcend chaos, pushing the audience into sensory and hypnotic zones.

In May 2016, Golding exhibits at the South London Gallery, for her Sound and Music Embedded residency. Since 2004 Golding has performed for major sound art and audiovisual festivals and venues including Tate Britain; Digital Culture Centre, Mexico City; Cable Festival, Nantes; Institute of Modern Art, Australia; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; Rotterdam International Film Festival; Sound of Stockholm; BEAM: Brunel Electronic & Analogue Music Festival, UK; Kraak, Belgium; Colour Out of Space, Brighton; Fylkingen, Stockholm; Sonica, Slovenia; Open Frame (Room40), Brisbane; FlexFest, Florida; Supernormal Festival; Edinburgh International Film Festival; San Francisco Cinematheque; Abandon Normal Devices, UK; Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania; NowNow Festival, Sydney; Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Melbourne International Film Festival; Contemporary Art Tasmania; Audiograft, Oxford; Experimenta, India; The Stone, NYC; Cafe OTO, London; New Zealand Film Archives; Liquid Architecture, Australia; Transacoustic, Auckland; and What is Music?, Australia.