Sally Golding is a multimedia artist combining projection, lighting and sonic composition to create expanded cinema performances and participatory installations. 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; while her installations have harnessed the presence of the audience themselves by incorporating their reflected image into projections within immersive spaces.

Golding’s performances are overdriven audiovisual transmissions of light, form, colour and sound. Utilising a custom system of contact-printed waveforms on torchlight-exposed, hand-processed 16mm film, Golding creates sonic compositions from vinyl library music which interweave musings across science and superstition, philosophy and pulp. Using hacked devices such as sewing machine motors and laboratory strobe lights, Golding generates throbbing, hallucinogenic visual distortions, which are also outputted as sonic signals. Cacophonic in form and content, performances transcend chaos and enter a hypnotic zone.

Participatory by design, Golding’s installations invite the viewer to be a collaborator within the work, evoking a form of ‘auto-scopic hallucination’. The use of two-way mirrors, lighting mixer and film projections act as a phantasmagoria, while viewing can only take place in relation to the object, requiring the spectator’s presence for completion and inducing a vision of themselves as an ‘other’. Immersive soundtracks resembling deep listening therapy sessions, guide the audience into an otherworldly slippage.

Through the curatorial outlets of UNCONSCIOUS ARCHIVES and OTHERFILM, Golding presents live audiovisual and sound art performance as a means of examining: ‘liveness’; the synaesthetic concerns of audiovisual art; and the contemporary role of the audience. Unconscious Archives Festival 2017 featured over 40 artists and writers.

Golding is a winner of the Oram Award 2017 for women innovating in sound and creative technologies, presented by the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop and PRS for Music Foundation.

South London Gallery (Sound and Music ‘Embedded’ residency) Your Double My Double Our Ghost, 2016
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Exhaust curated by Erin Sickler, Australia, 2016
Institute of Modern Art, Australia, Out of Body Out of Mind, 2010
Independent Exhibitions, Australia, An Other Face: Spell for Living & Dying, 2009
The White House: Hoarders of the Absolute, Brisbane, Australia, 2005

S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico, Fundación Luis Seoane, Spain
Splice Festival, Richmix, London, duo w/ Spatial
Cafe OTO, London
East End Film Festival, London, duo w/ Spatial
Labor Berlin, Film in the Present Tense, Berlin
Back to the Future, Filmwerkplaats, WORM, Rotterdam
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Museum as Performance’, Porto, solo & w/ Spatial
Fort Process festival, Sussex, UK, solo & w/ Spatial
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CAM2), Madrid with Spatial
Cable Festival, Nantes, France
Cafe OTO, London, Mattin 3-day residency, duo with Seymour Wright
Contact Festival, London, duo with Spatial
Whitstable Biennale, UK
Art Cinema OFFoff, 42nd Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, Belgium
Magnet Festival, Sweden
Melbourne International Film Festival w/ Spatial @ Grey Gardens Gallery, Australia
The Independent Film Show, Naples, Italy
Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania, e:THE:REAL ZONE:: Cinema In Cibernetik Space
Cube Microplex, Bristol, UK, w/ Bruce McClure
Cafe OTO, London w/ Makino Takashi
Audiograft, Oxford, UK
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Mind the Gap @ WORM
Sound of Stockholm, Sweden
Centre for Digital Culture, Mexico City
Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
Analogue Recurring, London
Black Box Live, Edinburgh International Film Festival
FlexFest, Florida, USA
Abject Bloc, London
Assembly: Five Years of British Film & Video Art, Tate Britain, London
Fylkingen Festival, Stockholm
Supernormal, UK
Aberystwyth Theatre, Wales
Analogue Recurring, Lo & Behold, London
Outer/Inner (Space), London
New Low Gallery, Melbourne
OtherFilm Festival, Brisbane
Photochemical Games, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
AVANT Goes Live, Sweden
Oslo Cinemateket, Norway
BEAM: Brunel Electronic & Analogue Music Festival, UK
PLAY, Madrid
Kraak, Belgium
Hackney Film Festival, London
Experimenta, India
Colour Out of Space, Brighton, UK
Cherry Kino, Leeds International Film Festival, UK
Sonica, Slovenia
Collectif Jeune Cinema – Festival of Different & Experimental Cinemas, Paris
Late at Tate Britain, London
Mal Au Pixel, Paris
Psycho Subtropics, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
The Glass Delusion, Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, UK
Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester
Cafe OTO, London, London
Open Frame, Brisbane Powerhouse
Audiopollen Social Festival, Old Museum, Brisbane
Music Stimulants, Brisbane Powerhouse
Psycho-Sub-Tropics, Tape Projects, Melbourne
The Stone, New York
Director’s Lounge, Scala, Berlin
Cafe OTO, London

Gasworks Gallery, London
Apparent Motion Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
Retinal Reflux, New Zealand Film Archives
Exist in 08, Metro Arts, Brisbane
Oddball, San Francisco
Melbourne International Film Festival
Now Now Festival of Spontaneous Music, Sydney
Liquid Architecture, Sydney & Melbourne
FPS, Auckland Film Festival, New Zealand
Mono, Institute of Modern Art
Unsound, Wagga Wagga, Australia
MadCat International Film Festival, San Francisco
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
Flux-us, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
Articulating Space, Melbourne
Transacoustic, Auckland
What is Music?, Brisbane Powerhouse
Electrofringe, Newcastle, Australia
Smallblackbox, Institute of Modern Art, Australia
Syncretism – Nine Hours North, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

Oram Award 2017, BBC Radiophonic Workshop & PRS Foundation
Emerging and Experimental Arts Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 2015
Lord Mayor’s Fellowship, Brisbane City Council, (, UK), 2010
Asialink Award, (Experimenta, India), 2010
Aphids, Professional & Creative Development Grant, 2009
Arts Queensland, Professional Development Grant, (Anthology Film Archives, NYC), 2008

Psyché Tropes record label, London, 2014
Australian & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts, London, 2014
BBC RADIO 3, Jazz on Film, 2013
QLD At Home, Queensland Music Festival, 2009
Synchresis DVD, Australian Network for Art & Technology, 2007

The Wire magazine, feature article by Tristan Bath, issue 388 June 2016
Gonzo Circus, International Film Festival Rotterdam: Mind the Gap Special, Netherlands, No.125 Jan-Feb 2015
Sight & Sound, BFI, Edinburgh 2014: Brain-benders of the Black Box
Millennium Film Journal No.58, NYC, 2013
Expanded Cinema, Tate Modern, 2012
UnSpooling: Artists & Cinema, Abandon Normal Devices, Cornerhouse, UK, 2010
Independent Press, Issue 1, 2010
Eyeline Issue 68, AU, 2009

Unconscious Archives (2011-ongoing) Audiovisual & sound art performance series, London
OtherFilm (2006-ongoing) Festival, live audiovisual events, screening, talks, Australia
Psycho Subtropics (2009-2012) Art & noise showcase, Australia
The Bleeping Light (2014) The Wire magazine, Off the Page festival, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK