Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fei Li -- Hei Hei Kokkola!




Went to the beach and drew with light tonight. It is time to say goodbye. But the beautiful memory has been imprinted in my heart. I will always cherish it and remember you, dear Kokkola.



HELLO 你好

KOKKLOA

GOODBYE 再见









Monday, November 26, 2018

Fei Li -- Site- Specific Installation




Exquisite sunlight came out this morning and gave the these old Chinese paper some astonishing forms. A lucky day. 








Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fei Li-- the Book of Drakkola, a cityscape from imagination and observation; The Beggining



I have been fascinated by the fact that "Drake" means "Dragon" in Swedish since I started the Artist Residency in Kokkola.
When I was reading Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities a few years ago, I had the idea of creating books for each city I visited with the mix of reality and imagination. After exploring the city for a few days in different aspects, and reading (almost half of) Finnish Epic Kalevala; I feel it is time to start my first book, in Drake Arts Center of Kokkola, and I named it Drakkola (at this point).
This idea is also connected to I-Ching, one of the oldest classics in China,  a foundational text for the Confucian and Daoist philosophical traditions, in the way of creating the elements and the structure of these  books. I am totally immerse in this process at the moment.