Sadia began her career by becoming one of the first women in the world to be signed to a major label as a record producer (Capitol-EMI Canada).
She currently works as a multi-disciplinary artist across a wide variety of media, including sound, still and moving images, and has recently completed her first book of photographs and poetry.
|Photo by Erin Langford © copyright 2009 Sadia Sadia|
As a film maker: 'The End of the Party: Hyde Park 1969', producer/editor. A view of the 1960s based on the famous first performance by Blind Faith in Hyde Park in 1969. World premiere, Cinémathèque Française, 2008. 'Iggy The Eskimo Girl', producer/editor. Four minute short of Syd Barrett's girlfriend Iggy, ubiquitously known in the 1960s as 'Iggy the Eskimo girl'. World premiere, Cinémathèque Française, Paris, 2008. 'The Noon Gun', producer/editor/score. Twenty-eight minute short based on footage originally shot in Afghanistan in 1971. World premiere, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2004, UK Premiere: The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, 2004. Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition, shortlist. 'Lit From Within: The Film and Glass Works of Anthony Stern', director/producer/editor. Fifteen minute documentary short. World premiere, Cinémathèque Française, Paris, 2008. ‘No Walking Canvas’ director/editor. Carole Waller, artist profile, Arts Council Award 2004. 'Howard Jones 20th Anniversary Concert Shepherds Bush Empire', producer/director/editor, 2 DVD box set, running time 267 minutes, Koch/Inakustic/JVC 2006.
Installation work: ‘The Memory of Water (Part 1) ’, (single channel video), acquired by ACMI (The Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in December 2004 to form part of its permanent collection of exemplary works by Australian and international artists. Featured in the show, ‘PROOF: The Act Of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes’, ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000, Aus. 12/04-02/05. 'San Francisco Redux No.1', director/producer/editor/sound designer, a single channel installation work based on the award-winning film 'San Francisco'. World premiere, Cinémathèque Française, Paris, 2008. 'Noise'/'Ghosts of Noise', single and multi-channel installation works, first public screening, 'Studio 18', Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2009. 'Metamorphoses in 'A' Minor', three channel film/hybrid art installation, Sydney, production commenced September 2009, with the support of Gertrude Contemporary, Kennedy Miller Mitchell and a British Council (Aus) Project Grant.
As a visual artist: March 2002, ‘Orchidea et Mangostini’, still images + ambient audio installation; November 2002, ‘A Language of Butterfly Wings’ still images + ambient audio installation, Westbourne Studios, Notting Hill, London. Prior shows include ‘New Faces’, Berkeley Square Galleries, London and DayFour ‘Ulysses’, (2005) publication and exhibition. Contributing photographer, DayFour 'Ulysses II' (2010) publication and exhibition (printspace, London, December 2010 - January 2011).
Record production: Capitol/EMI, MCA/Universal, Mercury, Polygram. Award winning productions. Music has been synchronised to films and television programmes by Polygram/Miramax, Universal, Touchstone, CBC (Canada), ABC + Network 7 (Aus.) among others. Sadia was the first female member of the British Record Producer's Guild (now MPG) and sat on the Directorate for several years, under the chairmanship of Robin Millar (CBE).
Signed to Polygram (Aus), with Stephen Tayler, as ‘EQUA’, multi-media world fusion project. ARIA nominated. EQUA is an ongoing project which seeks to explore commonalities of human experience through images and sound.
Dance: Sydney Dance Company, two works in permanent repertoire, ‘Unwitting Sight’ (1998) and ‘Cradle Song’ (2001) choreographed to music by S Sadia /S Tayler (EQUA)
Special projects: ‘Respect: Unite Against Racism’ (UK) anti-racism campaign featuring well-known recording artists. Received House of Commons commendation (UK) and wide news coverage. Sadia has also been involved with women’s rights activism, and has campaigned against racism and hate speech in print and broadcast media.
Lecturer: Among others, University of Brunel, ‘Ethics + Media’; Sotheby’s Institute ‘Women in Late 19th & Early 20th C. Art’; keynote speaker, ‘Gender Issues In Audio Production’ 50th Anniversary AES (Audio Engineering Society) Conference, Jacob Javits Centre, New York.
Selected Bibliography: Studio Sound, ‘Winning Women In The Industry’, November 1990; Studio Magazine,‘Frills and Spools’, Dec. 1990; Audio Media, ‘The Female Touch’, February 1991; BBC Radio 4, Women’s Hour, TX April 24, 1991; The Independent,‘Cutting Through Tape’, Oct.1991; Recording Musician,‘Production Lines’, August 1992; The MIX,‘Fiddling the Meter’, November 1994; BBC Radio 1,‘The Glass Ceiling, TX November 1995; 'She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop, and Soul', O’Brien, Lucy, London:Penguin 1995; Music Week, ‘In The Studio: TUC United Against Racism ‘RESPECT’ June 1996; Rolling Stone (Aus), ‘Equa’, December 1996; Opus, ‘Sadia: the Equa Project’, Oct.96; The West Australian, ‘Tropical Heartbeat Meets Technology’, Sept. ‘96; Herald Sun, ‘Melting Pot of Sound’, Oct. ‘96; 'Proof: The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes', Stubbs, Mike (Editor). ACMI. Melbourne:Australia 2004; Herald Sun ‘Keeping Eyes on the Truth’, December 2004; The Australian ‘Screening The Truth’ , December 2004; Contemporary Visual Arts and Culture, ’Proof’ March-May 2005. Artabase, 'Metamorphoses in 'A' Minor: Sadia Sadia in conversation with Amita Kirpalani', Sept. 2009
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