A poem by Lilianna Manahan
Is a whisper that keeps you walking
And believing before seeing, as it unveils itself
Evey step of the way, the many miracles
Only your heart can understand; and your lips
proclaims its wonders to others who have experienced it
And bless those who haven’t.
And when you finally see it from afar, the way God
Has been seeing it all along
You see a masterpiece, made by a hand
That knows you.
Industrial designer Lilianna Manahan unveils an installation work in this solo exhibition. Filling the gallery’s main space with a massive cube fashioned from multiple translucent screens made with black fishing nets, Manahan creates a sensorial space that is “seemingly solid but as light as mist”, as she writes. One may choose to view the installation as an object from afar, or as an environment one can wander into, weaving in and out of its fluid interiors.
Manahan is currently the Creative Director and principal designer of Studio Magee and has showcased work at the Manila FAME Red Box, which features emerging Filipino designers. In 2014, she was chosen as one of the Rising Asian Talents in the first Maison et Object to be held in Asia. She graduated cum laude in Fine Arts, majoring in Industrial Design, at the University of the Philippines Diliman and took up foundation studies at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Artworks from the Show
Rhythm, Lilianna Manahan, 2014, Fishnets and spray paint, size variable