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We start to know our world when we begin our existence, and we believe that the world is like what we see. But is the world we know the real world? It may just be a world of how we feel about the real world! We are born equipped with a set of sensors to perceive the world. Our perception of the world depends on these sensors. Other living things possess different sensors; they see their worlds differently from us and each other. Although we have different perceptions of the same world, we do exist in the same physical world.

The title of this exhibition is “Manifold Worlds”. I hope that we can bear in mind that there are many perceived worlds and that we should be more tolerant and understanding of each other.

In these “Manifold Worlds”, there are many traces of things in multifaceted space: the inhabitants’ masks, tree spirits with hearts linked to QR codes, foods of special forms, shelters in unbounded space, and unidentified and unrecognized movements recorded by the inhabitants of the manifold worlds. Still there is no sight of any physical beings. What the audience can see are the presence of them through different means.

Is this a world of the past or a deserted world in the future? What is this world telling us? Are we able to foresee our future? Do we have a future?

Publication Date



Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University


Hong Kong

Artist Biography

Graduated with a BA (fine art) in Goldsmiths College and a MSc in University of Westminster.

She had worked as an IT professional and lived in London for more than ten years.

Currently working as an artist in Hong Kong.

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Residence Period

16 January 2015 to 15 May 2015

Exhibition Period

23th - 30th April 2015

Exhibition Venue

Artist's Studio NAB 323, New Academic Block, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong


Interdisciplinary Arts and Media | Visual Studies

Recommended Citation

Tang, Y. M. G.(2015). Manifold worlds. Hong Kong: Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University.

Manifold worlds