"Sonya Lacey’s video installation Weekend (2018) imagines the St Bride Foundation swimming pool as a place for workers in the London newspaper printing industry to relax and socialise. To create this work Lacey has washed sheets of newspaper until the content becomes abstract, floating forms, that are then reconfigured into film. This process of translation and mediation follows her ongoing interest in the fluidity of language and information systems."
The first of two videos that document this work installed at The Dowse Art Museum, 2018.
A film-based work emphasising the gesture involved in seeking information and the transmission of ideas.
The story of a fictional seaside apartment building set inside an architectural model built out of cast salt.
The second of two videos included in exhibition Weekend installed at The Dowse Art Museum, 2018.
A moving image triptych, comprised of footage that Lacey gathered while travelling through South-East Asia.
Sonya Lacey: Noise as Method
In this in-depth essay, Hamish Win considers the art of Sonya Lacey, whose work, he argues, uses "noise"—information’s excess or supplemental qualities—as a productive method through which to convey meaning.
Cinematic Absorption in Sam Rountree Williams’ Recent Paintings
In this first essay of a three-part series Hamish Win examines Sam Rountree Williams’ recent use of cinematic absorption to invoke in painting a temporality without end.