Infinitesimals is Sonya Lacey’s first solo project in Wellington and is presented alongside the exhibition Dilutions and Infinitesimals opening at The Physics Room later this month. Lacey works across various media including spoken word performance, video and sculpture.
For her exhibition at The Engine Room she presents a new audio visual installation shot primarily across two locations — a homeopath’s laboratory and inside one of the last remaining typecasting foundries in the world. An imagined narrative draws the two locations together when a cast typeface becomes the unanticipated origin of a homeopathic remedy. Within the installation a scenario is staged whereby a dilution of lead type is created and ingested according to homeopathic methods. The installation includes a new musical recording by Glen Downie and Christopher Wratt.
The Infinitesimals and Dilutions project was realised with support from Creative New Zealand, Massey University, The Physics Room, The Printing Museum and Naturo Pharm.
About the artist
Sonya Lacey recently relocated to Wellington from Auckland. Her work has recently been curated into programmes at institutions including Singapore Centre for Contemporary Art, London International Film Festival and the Govett Brewster Art Gallery. She is part of the two-person collaboration lightreading who have exhibited at Artspace, St Paul Street Gallery, David Dale Gallery (Glasgow), Seoul Art Space (South Korea), and The Banff Centre (Canada).