Arzu Saglam Research Artist

aR is an artist working in the mediums of sound art and sound design. She creates audio visual projects, works in recording, composition and sound design. She studied anthropology, film studies and art history at the University of Zurich, then decided to shift towards a creative path. 2013 she graduated in Animation 2&3d from HSLU, Lucerne University of applied sciences and arts and spent one year of her studies at MOME, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. She is since working with several film makers as a sound designer and artist.

Her works for movie makers such as Claudius Gentinetta, Maï Calon, Eva Stotz, Lina Walde, Ezra Belgrado, Paola Cubillos and many more are screened internationally. She was honoured with a „Best Animation-& Experimental Film“ prize at Bamberger Kurzfilmtage in 2016 for the animation work she did for Eva Stotz’s „One Million Steps“.

2018 she graduated from EPAS (European Postgraduate in Art of Sound) at KASK Conservatorium.

Her sound art works were shown in Festivals such as November Music in Den Bosch, Wilde Westen in Kortrijk and la Semaine du son in Brussels. She has been an artist resident in organisations such as Fijúk Art Center in Húsavík, Overtoon in Brussels, QO2 in Brussels, Kallio Kunsthalle in Helsinki and Musica in Neerpelt.

She is part of the sound collective WORRAN, has released with the sound label Audiotalaia in 2019 and is initiator and co-founder of C O M (E) P U L S I V E.

Overtoon (co)productions by Arzu Saglam

Tracks - Layers 2021

Research projects

sounDing/4 phases of de-knowing

Presentations by Arzu Saglam

Com(e)pulsive, performance, La Senne, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
C O M (E) P U L S I V E II, performance, Onder Stroom, Antwerpen, Belgium, 2019
Echo's Fountain, group show, Komplot, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
Open Atelier Overtoon, open studio, Overtoon, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
Showcase Emerging Sound 2021, group show, STUK, Leuven, Belgium, 2021