Sonata in Z
- When 10 Nov - 14 Nov 2015
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Tues to Sat, 10am-5pm
Sonata in Z is a 'gentle space', inspired by PhD candidate Dawn-Joy Leong’s autistic hyper sensory quest for sanctuary, and her Greyhound Lucy's natural ability to seek out and create oases of comfort.
Unfolding like a musical sonata, visual images of Lucy in sonorous repose introduce the theme of rest. Leave your shoes at the threshold as you enter, symbolically shedding conventional notions of social communication.
Once inside, participants will not speak in words - senses will lead the way into a different social ecosystem of softly undulating rhythms, patterns, sounds, movements, gestures, textures, smells, tastes and visual conversations.
This is Dawn-Joy and Lucy’s refuge, an alternative empathic resonance, a nonverbal sensory equilibrium that they would like to share with you.
Limited edition photographs of Lucy will be available for purchase, and installation objects will be sold in aid of mindDog Australia, an organisation that assists mental health sufferers to procure, train and certify psychiatric service dogs.