Universe of Possibilities

Primordial-Awareness, 2016

Dimensions range from 60cm – 150cm

Central to Tsai’s practice is her use of ephemeral objects to reflect upon the transient nature of human perception. This photographic series, Universe of Possibilities (2016), extends her examination to the immense possibility of our human mind to reverse perceptions of seemingly permanent entities or situations. What at first glance appear to be planets turn out to be close-ups of off-casts that had been discarded in mass quantities by commercial fishing boats along the coast of Central Vietnam. On closer inspection, each photograph is inscribed with a handwritten note: Multiple Truths; Luminous Mind; Profound Simplicity; among them.