Speed Reading by Sonya Lacey

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Speed Reading by Sonya Lacey

Description

Confounding ordinary notions of legibility, the work of Sonya Lacey addresses the politics of communication by tampering with the concrete textures of language. Specifically conceived for The Vitrine, Speed Reading combines two bodies of work that put the sheer physicality of language to a test. Headlines from The Straits Times and Solar Print Tests (both 2017) result from a series of experiments, undertaken by the artist during her residency at NTU CCA Singapore, where she exposed newsprint paper to both sunlight and artificial light, while Dilutions, an earlier work from 2016, is a sculptural piece involving a movable metal typeface and the process of corrosion determined by lead oxide. Slowly warping over time, the material components entailed in the production and circulation of the written word, Speed Reading alters the boundaries of legibility and shakes the physical foundations of the transmission of knowledge.

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Short Description

Slowly warping over time, the material components entailed in the production and circulation of the written word, Speed Reading alters the boundaries of legibility and shakes the physical foundations of the transmission of knowledge.

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Exhibition Start Date

2017-10-28

Exhibition End Date

2018-03-11

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Citation

“Speed Reading by Sonya Lacey,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/138.