Manual City

Mao Wei

Postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Details TBA.

Inspired by “Plato’s Cave,” Mao Wei created a magic lantern combined with a music box. The audience can use the handle to operate at different speeds and create their own songs to play alongside the world she has created. 


Mao Wei is an artist currently based in Durham, North Carolina. Her artwork creates realms that explore mediation and representation in the real world and critiques the functions of various media production approaches through photography, sculpture, installation and mixed media. These artificially include her reflections on virtual reality, dream and uncertainty. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Advance Art Museum, China; 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Japan; Louis Jones Brown Gallery,and Power Plant Gallery, North Carolina. She is currently an MFA candidate in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke. |