NEWS - November 2022  
 
 

Sadia | upcoming exhibitions: RWA Royal Academy of the West of England. ‘The Candidate’s Exhibition’ to take place from 8th October – January 2023


Royal Society of the Arts, London, ‘San Francisco Redux’, 6th October 2022, London

 
 

2022: Sadia was made Senior Industry Fellow, School of Art, RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. RMIT has been ranked as a global Top Twenty in Art and Design in QS Universities Rankings 2022.

She also became a member of BAN British Art Network at Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art/Tate

 

Sadia, S ‘All Time and Space Fold into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge)’. Three channel HD video (6 minutes), sixteen channel audio (60 minutes). Permanent collection, QVMAG, Tasmania.

Announcing the permanent installation of Sadia’s work ‘All Time and Space Fold into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge)’ as part of QVMAG’s 130th Anniversary Royal Park relaunch. The installation fills the entirety of Gallery Eight’s forty five foot length in QVMAG’s Royal Park.

“The land whispered, and then roared, and the roar became the sound of the rapids, and the work became the notion of infinite time as interpreted through the movement of water and its link with our forever.” - Sadia Sadia, 2021

‘QVMAG delivers ‘powerful’ artistic era’ - The Sunday Examiner, August 1st 2021

Stephen was profiled in Future’s Prog Magazine (Issue 125) as well as in the The Bath Magazine (January 2022) where he talks about the history of multi-track recording, his creative practice and his new album in ‘Working in the box’.

The Bath Magazine online article can be found here.

Universal’s Van der Graaf Generator twenty disc box set with new stereo and surround mixes by Stephen was released on September 3rd 2021. It has since gone Top Forty in the UK and Top Twenty in German and sold out.

“There are also remixes of the albums H to He Who Am the Only One, Pawn Hearts, Godbluff and Still Life. These have been stunningly remixed from the original multi-track tapes in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound by Stephen W Tayler. These four albums have also been made available separately as 3-disc Sets, including Original Stereo Mixes.” - udiscovermusic (Universal)

The ‘Drastic Plastic’ box set with new stereo and surround mixes by Stephen was released by Esoteric Recordings in February 2021. The sixteen disc Be-Bop Deluxe 'Live! In the Air Age' with new stereo mixes from SWT was released on August 27th 2021.

Stephen’s new solo album ‘Da Capo’, a two disc CD+DVD set featuring stereo, surround and visuals, has been released through Burning Shed (physical) and Cherry Red (digital).

Sadia’s paper ‘Empirical Methodologies and the Value of Subjectivity in the Analysis of the Experience of Contemporary Experiential Art’ was published in Art & Perception (ARTP), 9(1), 1-20, Brill on March 9th 2021.

In the paper, Sadia argues the case for placing artists’ perception at the heart of neuroaesthetic study. She defines a group of “contemporary experiential artworks…as ATRIA (Affective Transcendental Revelatory Immersive Artworks), which report a significantly higher rate for profound, life-changing, epiphanic, transcendent experiences” and argues that “research artists understand that objective reality does not lie at the core of the experience of art, and that practice-based artist-led research…must as a consequence critically inform any neuroaesthetic or neuroscientific endeavour or study.”

A link to the abstract can be found here

Stephen’s work with the Be-Bop Deluxe catalogue surround and stereo remixes continues. 2019 saw reissues of ‘Futurama’ and ‘Modern Music’, and in 2020 box set of their debut album ‘Axe Victim’.

He also recently compiled and remastered ‘Fighting Apathy with Shock’, a collection comprising tracks he co-produced with Rupert Hine  This now sadly represents the last time he worked with Rupert, who tragically passed away in June 2020 after a long illness.

On August 2nd 2020 Howard Jones performed an exclusive live streamed solo concert from the Siyan Soundstage in High Wycombe. Stephen mixed the live audio, and along with film crew, lighting director, video director and live streaming team, all worked safely and in isolation. With a new mix by Stephen 'Live at Siyan' has since been released as a limited edition CD, and is now available online for digital streaming and download as well as video from iTunes.

Sadia has taken delivery of her limited edition photobook ‘The Tarkine’, based on images captured during her Tasmanian artist residency in 2020. Earlier this year, Sadia travelled through the Tarkine (‘Takayna’), which comprises one of the world’s outstanding and consequential cool-temperature Gondwana rainforests alongside some of Australia’s most important Aboriginal regions. She drove through vast areas of landscape that had been completely ravaged by fire and witnessed nature, that overwhelming elemental force, fighting its way back. When she returned to the studio she unpacked the images and produced this unique book. Special thanks to Belinda Cotton at Tailored Services for the Arts.

The work, which in its final format will contain multiple elements including moving images and audio, was made possible through the generous provision of a Research and Creation Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sadia returned to Cataract Gorge as artist in residence for QVMAG and the City of Launceston, Tasmania through early 2020. While she was there, she filmed in one of the world’s last great wildernesses, the Tarkine in northwest Tasmania. She came home to her studio at Real World at the beginning of March.

The residency was made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Saturday December 14th 2019: Stephen premiered his new album ‘Da Capo’ as a multimedia event in The Big Room here at Real World Studios. 

The performance was preceded by a drinks reception in The Wood Room, compliments of Focusrite

The CD/DVD is available from Burning Shed.

Summer 2019: Sadia was awarded her PhD in June… and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts… undertook an international speaking engagement… our installation ‘San Francisco Redux No 1’ went to Breaking Convention 5th International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness at the University of Greenwich, UK in August…

Stephen produced the phenomenal Western Electric Sound System, released September 13th 2019… his new surround remix of BeBop Deluxe ‘Futurama’ is a critical and commercial success… Images: Solsbury Hill, Wiltshire, August 2nd 2019. 

Stephen’s wonderful acoustic mixes for the artist Lights, filmed and recorded at Clubhouse Austin in 2019, are now available on YouTube - click here

Stephen’s track ‘Euro Star’ features on the 2019 release ‘Electronic Music Masterpieces’ (ZYX Music) alongside tracks by Art of Noise, Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream.

On June 24th Sadia spoke at the ISEA 2019 25th International Symposium on Electronic Art in Gwangju, South Korea. Her presentation ‘The Illuminated Self’ incorporated her writings surrounding affect in encompassing environments, alongside her immersive installation works. The work was made possible through the provision of an Arts Abroad grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sadia premiered the first full installation of her multi-channel installation ‘Ghosts of Noise’ in ‘The Model Citizen’ exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, February 8th - March 23rd 2019. The work responds to the aesthetics of the information-delivery complex and the 24 hour news cycle. 

‘The artists involved in this exhibition share similar beliefs: that thinking through making establishes how public life is experienced and understood; that as creative and critical stakeholders, artists have a central role to play in shaping public life; and that through the very act of modelling, creative processes.” - curatorial statement, The Model Citizen. 

You can find more information on the Ghosts of Noise installation page, click here...

Click HERE to listen to Sadia’s artist’s talk discussing her life and work ‘Sadia Sadia in Conversation with Evelyn Tsitas’

Main image and image (1), 'The Model Citizen', installation image, RMIT Gallery, by Mark Ashkanasy

November 2018: Lots of releases this month! Be-Bop Deluxe album ‘Sunburst Finish’ has been reissued featuring new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Stephen . The Brand X ‘Live’ Blu-Ray has been released, footage edited and audio mixed in 5.1 by Stephen .

Howard Jones’ ‘Human’s Lib’ and ‘Dream Into Action’ box set, remastered from original tapes, along with previously unreleased material and picture discs… and Kate Bush has remastered her entire catalogue on CD and vinyl, ’Kate Bush - Remastered Part II (CD)’ includes three albums mixed by Stephen… also available on vinyl ‘Kate Bush - Remastered Set III’….

November 2018: Sadia as artist-in-residence at the Leighton Artist Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts in Banff, Atlanta. This also marked her first return to Canada in almost thirty years. 

November 2018: Stephen took part in an exclusive event at Metropolis Studios, to mark the release of the box sets of Howard Jones‘Human’s Lib’ and ‘Dream Into Action’ on Cherry Red Records. Stephen recorded and mixed the original albums. Forty guests attended this special event with Howard, the producer Rupert Hine and Stephen as they discussed the making of the albums - excerpt on YouTube here
Melbourne, September 2018: Sadia and Stephen on a flying visit to speak, watch, look, and listen.
Sadia rounded out a busy summer by speaking on 'The Sacred Ground: Enhancing and Constructing the Transcendent State in the Installation Environment' at the VSAC Visual Science of Art 2018 conference in Trieste, Italy on August 25th. VSAC is organised as a satellite conference of the ECVP (European Conference on Visual Perception), the leading European conference on visual science.
Sadia delivered a talk on ‘Catharsis and the Encompassing Environment in Art in the Neo-Digital Age’ at the Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities Conference 2018 at the University of Kent, Canterbury in July. The conference drew together topics such as cognitive neuroscience and the arts, cognitive poetics, spectatorship and participation, material culture, theories of mind, empirical aesthetics and interdisciplinary methodologies.

Sadia spoke about 'The 'Wow' Factor’ at the SCSMI Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2018 Conference in Bozeman, Montana. The conference drew together an international group of philosophers, critics, scientific researchers, professional filmmakers, artists and moving image theorists for three days of presentations and discussions on topics ranging from aesthetics and philosophical inquiry to neurocinematic experiments. 

An eccentric and rather wonderful group of people in a spectacular location… and lots to think about.

Stephen produced and mixed the  Pieter Nooten album ‘Stem’. “Nooten finds another valuable foil in British producer and mixer Stephen W Tayler  “Vari-Slowed” and “Epicural” demonstrate Nooten and Tayler’s keen understanding of the space between the notes” - Uncut, July 2018, UK.

Brand X have released their live album ‘Locked & Loaded’, mixed by Stephen, and are preparing the release of the RoSfest 2018 concert on DVD. The video of the concert is edited by Stephen alongside the audio mix. Stephen is also preparing some surround remixes for Cherry Red Records, watch this space for upcoming news!

Sadia Sadia argues the case for fair wages for musicians and sound artists as a speaker at the Sound Diplomacy Music Cities Convention at the Melbourne Arts Centre April 19th - 20th 2018, the first of these conferences to be held in the southern hemisphere.

Sound Diplomacy works to create and deliver strategies that increase the value of music ecosystems worldwide.

Sadia’s film/multi-channel installation ‘Metamorphoses in ‘A’ Minor’ screened at Sarah Lawrence College SLC DanceFilm in April 2018. The film features the dancer Wakako Asano, who worked closely with Graeme Murphy at the Sydney Dance Company for many years. The work is rarely seen and it was a pleasure to have it screened at SLC. Please see the ‘Films and Installations’ menu for more information about the work.

December 2017: a couple of days ago a package turned up at Real World with Stephen’s gold albums for his work with Kate Bush. 

Delighted to see the set of three albums, a great achievement that includes the three disc version of ‘Before The Dawn’, now hanging together.

An audio installation version of Sadia's 'Notes To An Unknown Lover' ran as part of the show 'POETRY' at the George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, from October 4th - 13th 2017. For this exhibition, the work has been processed in stereo with 3D audio software creating psychoacoustic sound localisation and distance cues.

'POETRY is an exhibition of text-based works that bear a formal relationship to the space they occupy; such as the page, the book, the screen, the board, the wall,  me, space, or take an art work as a starting point. Think of concrete poetry, text-works that utilise the page/book as a formal device, ekphrastic poems, word paintings, performance poetry, word & text-based video, and audio works.

Sadia shooting footage for the triptych moving image installation ‘Every Fallen Leaf Sings on Your Shore (Box Hill at Dawn)’ in Wiltshire, November 2017. 

Challenging atmospheric conditions, a few false starts and early mornings. This follows on her research into the transcendent through the use of grand vista.

Stephen performed solo live for the first time in his life, debuting his audio-visual performance piece ‘Ostinato LIVE’ at the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham on July 22nd 2017. 

“So what was it like? Well ... Imagine a live performance by a musician while layering sounds from several instruments which are synchronised with an audio-visual background in surround sound. BUT aspects of the performance (both audio and visual) were also sent to those in the audience who owned an iPhone (by Bluetooth) ... and electronic images also also appeared on his t-shirt at times!!! It was extraordinary. Congratulations Stephen ... mind-bending!” - Dan Chisholm, BBC Radio Wiltshire 
Not only a live solo debut for Stephen but also for the Flare Zero speaker system, with special thanks to Naomi and Davies Roberts of Flare Audio for their generosity and support

Sadia Sadia has been shooting Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia, also Joshua Tree and Coachella Valley, California - 2017

Top: Standing just above the dolerite columns aka the ‘Organ Pipes’, Mt Wellington, Tasmania 

Middle: Salton Sea, Coachella Valley, California

Bottom: Joshua Tree National Park, California

 
 

Kate Bush’s long-awaited project ‘KT Fellowship presents Before The Dawn’ was released on CD and vinyl on November 25th 2016. The album is comprised of live performances gathered from the groundbreaking, internationally-acclaimed concerts, Kate’s first in thirty-five years.

Our own Stephen W Tayler mixed the album with Kate, as well as doing audio postproduction on the project. “Nothing on the record was re-recorded or overdubbed” says Stephen “It was a monumental undertaking that consumed me almost completely for the better part of the past year. It took everything that I had to give from my many decades’ experience as an engineer and mixer, and I could not be more proud of the result”

BBC News - Kate Bush tops midweek album chart with Before the Dawn

New York Times - Kate Bush Is Running Up That Concert Stage for a Giant Live Album

The Guardian - Kate Bush and the KT Fellowship: Before the Dawn review – a pop treasure, live and kicking

On September 24th 2016 Sadia Sadia co-hosted and was interviewed on Gillian Bartlett’s show The Silverfox on Joy 94.9FM, Australia’s only gay and lesbian radio station. Across a wide-ranging and entertaining conversation, Sadia and Gillian set about solving the world’s problems and setting things to rights. 

For those of you who missed it, click here for a link to the podcast

 
 

‘San Francisco Redux No.1’ is a dramatic reworking by Sadia Sadia, Stephen W Tayler and Anthony Stern of a ‘psychedelically enhanced’ excerpt from the award-winning film ‘San Francisco’ (1968). The work rang as an installation at Australia’s largest regional museum, QVMAG (the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery) in Launceston, Tasmania, through the end of November 2015.

“ (They)….have taken apart that most carnal moment of San Francisco in 1968, reinterpreted it and placed it in historical perspective, thanks to a soundtrack that mixes emblematic political sound-grabs and speeches from the period with an original score. San Francisco Redux (2008) seems suddenly like a documentary on the affective sensuality of a shared memory.” - Nicole Brenez (Curator, Experimental Cinema Programme, Cinematheque Francaise; Professor of Cinema Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris)

Esoteric Antenna announced the release of a stunning new album by the award winning producer, sound designer, engineer and mixer Stephen W Tayler. 

‘Ostinato’ is a labour of love, built on a forty years’ vision by Stephen. 

" A beautiful and haunting filmic journey in sound.” - Kate Bush

This title was released 25th September 2015

Sadia’s four-channel installation ‘Ghosts of Noise’ has been screened and discussed as part of the international colloquium ‘Les Devenirs Artistiques de L’Information’ at Sorbonne Paris on June 10th & 11th 2015, co-sponsored by Le Bauhaus-Universität Weimar & Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM), the Birmingham Center for Media and Cultural Research, and ELICO Equipe de recherche de Lyon.
Sadia Sadia spoke about collaboration, transferability, and working in the arts, as a guest speaker at the University of London Birkbeck College Arts Symposium 2015 on May 22nd 2015. 

Rupert Hine and Stephen W Tayler hosted the 25th Anniversary celebration of ‘One World One Voice’ in the Big Room at Real World Studios on May 22nd 2015. Among the highlights of the evening were the screenings of the two films, originally simulcast to 200 million people in 1990 and now freshly restored by Stephen.

The event was sponsored by Real World StudiosFocusrite and Chimera Arts

 

 

In October 2014, Sadia premiered ‘Fugue (Die Wende)’, a filmed installation about the removal of light. The work formed part of the City of Leipzig’s ‘Lichtfest 2014 Kulturparcours’, a city-wide event celebrating the ‘Peaceful Revolution’ demonstrations of October 9th 1989 that are credited with bringing about the collapse of the fascist DDR government, and the fall of the Berlin Wall exactly one month later. The work ran across two locations: as part of Sadia’s solo show ‘Echoes and Ashes’ at Spinnerei’s LIA, as well as at Halle 14 Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst (Centre for Contemporary Art).

Stephen has recently concluded working on the Kate Bush show ‘Before the Dawn - KT Fellowship’ at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo.  He had been rehearsing with the project since June, and the shows opened on Tuesday August 26th to international acclaim and universally wonderful reviews.

"I am so proud to be associated with this project, and very touched that Kate has trusted me to manage and mix her voice. It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of the wonderful sound team, an experience that will remain with me for the rest of my life."

‘Before the Dawn’ ran until October 1st 2014.

what people have said...

The New York Times: 77,000 Kate Bush Tickets Sell Out in Minutes

The New York Times: Vision Undimmed by Decades

Rolling Stone: Kate Bush Returns to the Stage in Spectacular Fashion

The Guardian: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn review – a lithe grace and note-perfect vocals

The Guardian: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn – reviews roundup - From tabloid to broadsheet, the critics were unanimous in their awe at Kate Bush’s return to the stage after 35 years

From August to October 2014 Sadia lived and worked in Leipzig. In September 2014, she premiered her thirty-channel audio installation ’Notes To An Unknown Lover‘ (‘Hinweise zu einem unbekannten Liebenden’) at the Leipzig Spinnerei ‘Rundgang’.

The work is based on her artists’ monograph of the same name and each channel features one poem, recorded by the artist. The varying lengths of the lines of text, broken by set intervals, combine to form a cascade of sound. This produces a random reading of the text from which limitless discrete combinations arise, creating a infinite number of ‘fresh’ readings of the work.

'All Time and Space Fold Into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge') premiered at the QVMAG Inveresk (Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery), Launceston, Tasmania, on January 10th 2014.

Comprising three channels set across a nine foot by forty-eight foot screen, inspired by an interpretation of Cataract Gorge, Launceston and featuring footage of the rapids captured by the artist in the Gorge. 

The work ran through to March 2nd 2014, and now forms part of the Museum's permanent collection. 

a short trailer can be found on our YouTube channel here 

10 minute documentary - 'The Making of 'All Time and Space Fold into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge)'' - can be found here

‘Notes To An Unknown Lover’ a deeply intimate and personal artist's vision by Sadia Sadia.

Across a cycle of thirty poems, a woman addresses her innermost thoughts and observations to an unknown lover. 

First printing, limited edition of 950 copies in 2013.

May 20th 2013: Sadia’s book goes to press at Butler, Tanner & Dennis in Frome, Somerset. BT&D have been printing in the UK for over 160 years and specialise in the production of colour and fine art books (see photograph of the Heidelberg press, above, with the empty wooden paper pallets in the foreground). The A5 book is printed on 150gm coated Condat Matt paper in four colour process throughout. Wibalin endpapers, case bound, thread sewn, unprinted case on Brillianta material mounted over 2750 micron board, foil blocked spine and front in Kurz Colorit 932.

Update July 2014: It is with great sadness that we report that Butler, Tanner & Dennis, of Frome, Somerset, winners of ‘Best British Book’ at the British Book Design and Production Awards (BPIF) 2013 held on 4 November, and Book Printer of the Year in eight of the last ten years, went into liquidation on May 23rd 2014. They were the UK’s leading book and publications printer for 166 years.

It was a privilege to work with their exceptional fine art team on ‘Notes to an Unknown Lover’, and they manufactured a book which is a beautiful object in its own right. It is difficult to believe that the factory is being decommissioned and that we will never get the chance to return.

January - October 2013: In January of this year, Sadia and Stephen started sharing a project space at Real World Studios  “It was a big move, and a complete change to our old patterns of working” says Sadia.

In October, they inherited the lease of the Millside studio, and Real World became ‘home’. The studio is currently set up for sound, still and moving image work, but the space can be adapted and optimised depending on the project at hand.

“Since I’ve moved in, I’ve worked on a variety of material: music, concert visuals, and of course mixing" says Stephen. "Real World is residential, which makes it easy for my international clients, or anybody who might not be local, to come and live and work in this creative environment. It’s good for concentration, and I find projects get completed swiftly and well, inspired by the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.” 

The studio has most recently been used for the post-production and modelling of the acoustics of an exhibition space, in order to test the audio prior to an installation.

Stephen's Remix of 'RUTH' in Olympics Closing Ceremony

We are delighted to report that Stephen's brilliant remix of Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 2012 by Kate Bush was played in its entirety at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony to, well, rather a lot of people. Officials put viewing figures around the 750 million mark. We are all incredibly proud of Stephen. 

R.U.T.H reached No. 6 in the BBC official Top Forty singles chart.

 

 

'50 Words For Snow', the latest album of original material by Kate Bush  won the South Bank Sky Arts Award 2012 for Best Pop Album, beating strong competition from Adele and P J Harvey, on May 1st 2012.

Comprising seven new tracks with a running time of over an hour, the album includes contributions from Elton John, Andy Fairweather Low, Stephen Fry and Steve Gadd, among many. 

"‘Fifty Words for Snow’ is a brilliant, magical album. With these beautiful songs we wanted to convey the feeling of snow and winter in the sound. The first song, ‘Snowflake’, which features voices and piano, introduces atmospheric elements of guitar, drums and orchestra along with occasional frozen moments of audio. This sets a shimmering soundscape that carries on into the album creating a unique and immersive listening experience. I’ve heard these songs hundreds of times, and they still move me deeply every time I hear them" says Stephen."Of the two hundred and fifty plus albums I've worked on, this was a completely unique and remarkable experience."

Recorded by Del Palmer Additional Recording by Stephen W Tayler Mixed by Stephen W Tayler

We are delighted to say that the album has had an almost overwhelmingly positive reception both at home and internationally (The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Mojo, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, NME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine, among many).

Kate Bush released the new album “Director’s Cut” on her own label Fish People, in conjunction with EMI in May 2011.

It entered at Number 2 in the UK Album chart.

On “Directors Cut” Kate revisits a selection of tracks from her albums “The Sensual World” and “The Red Shoes”, a process that presents a fascinating portrait of an artist in a constant state of evolution. She has re-recorded some elements whilst keeping the best musical performances of each song – making it something of a director’s cut but in sound, not vision. 

Stephen mixed eight of the tracks on this album, as well as recording some of the guests.

Sadia and Stephen are contributing photographers to the latest edition of the photography publication DayFour ‘Ulysses 2’. They both participated in the original DayFour ‘Ulysses’ day in 2005, and were delighted to revisit the project in 2010. They are the only two contributors who interacted (photographically) with each other over the course of the day(s), which makes them unique among the photographers contributing to the project. 

The exhibition DayFour 'Ulysses 2' ran at theprintspace, London from December 3rd 2010 to January 2011.

 

 

Sadia has travelled to Liverpool, New York and Argentina, and is currently working on two new installation projects, as well as developing a new website. 2010.

Metamorphoses in ‘A’ Minor’ is a filmed installation by the UK-resident Canadian-British artist Sadia Sadia.  She commenced production on 'Metamorphoses' in Sydney, Australia while a 'Studio 18' International Artist-in-Residence at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne. The project was made possible through the generous support of Kennedy, Miller, Mitchell, Gertrude Contemporary and the British Council.

Sadia was awarded a Studio 18 International Artists' Residency, for international "contemporary visual artists pursuing an innovative practice in a professional capacity" at Gertrude Contemporary. During this period she produced and prémièred her work ‘Metamorphoses in ‘A’ Minor’, which was the subject of her Artist’s Talk (Sadia in conversation with Amita Kirpalani). The work was most recently screened at Sarah Lawrence 3rd Annual Dancefilm Festival at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center in 2018.

The Tricycle Theatre ("Britain's leading political theatre" The Guardian) has screened 'The Noon Gun' as part of their season 'The Great Game: Aspects of Afghanistan' May 1st-10th 2009. The season received an Olivier Award Nomination for Outstanding Achievement.

'San Francisco Redux No. 1’ has been screened as part of the Belfort Film Festival  France, November 23rd - 30th 2008, as well as Film Mutations, Zagreb, Croatia, November 30th - Dec. 5th 2008.

'San Francisco' and 'San Francisco:Redux No.1' have been screened at the Lussas Doc Film Festival 'Etats Generaux du Film Documentaire' in France on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st August 2008 as part of the programme 'On the Subject of Regrettable Searching - Body to Body, the Filmed Body' .

With the support of the British Council‘The Noon Gun’ has had its Pakistani premiere as part of the World Performing Arts Festival, November 13th - 23rd 2008, in Lahore, Pakistan.

'The Noon Gun' was screened by the Cleveland Museum of Art on the 14th and 16th of May 2008 as part of a program of curated film screenings.

Announcing the world premiere of four new short films on Friday June 27th 2008 at La Cinémathèque Française.

La Cinémathèque is situated in Paris, and is housed in a building designed by Frank Gehry. It is home to the largest film archive in the world and has been described by Martin Scorcese as the "spiritual home of filmmakers worldwide”.

 

 

Stephen spent 2007 recording and mixing in Italy, India and the US. In India he had the pleasure of recording some of India's top musicians with producer Rupert Hine at Yash Raj Film Studios in Mumbai, including Louiz Banks, Sheldon Shaun D'Silva, Niladri Kumar, and percussion maestro Sivamani, for an album by Mongolian singer-songwriter Nominjin. 

'The Noon Gun' was screened by Tolo TV, the most popular liberal TV station in Kabul, Afghanistan, and was also screened by the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (the only service to broadcast inside the Bhutanese border) on July 26, 27 and 28, 2006.

It was shortlisted for The Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Competition in London. Extracts from the entries were screened at the Award Ceremony held in the David Lean Room of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Piccadilly, London on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd April 2006.

'The Noon Gun' had its world premiere at the 53rd Melbourne International Film Festival in 2004. It played to a packed theatre and was a resounding success. It had its UK debut at the Science and Media Museum in Bradford, September 2004. In 2005 it featured as part of 'Films From The South' Festival in Oslo, Norway.

'The Noon Gun' Quicktime trailer

 
 

'The Memory of Water (part 1)', a video installation by Sadia, has been acquired by ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) to form part of its permanent collection of exemplary works by Australian and international artists. It featured in the show 'PROOF: The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes', which ran until 13th February 2005. 

YouTube: PROOF/ACMI 2004

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