"'Brain Island' is an ongoing work which "presents a picture of a hypothetical heterotopian country through a lens of religion and philosophy while using the multi-dimensional space of contemporary urban architecture and postmodern fantasy. The setting of the different spaces in Brain Island develop from Michel Foucault’s concept of "the other space", first proposed in 'The Order of Things' (1966). Six systems of ‘spaces’ are addressed in the work: well-ordered and perfect spaces that also contradict each other in the real world; different cultures and buildings that can be subtly juxtaposed with different dimensions and times; spaces that allow conditional entry following a ceremony of eligibility, and a space that is different from the Utopian fantasy, where Heterotopia is based on reality, it is orderly, but there is no absolute form."
A 2019 iteration of an ongoing work.
An series of excerpts from a 4 channel installation exploring fitness, sexuality, consumer symbols, and idol worship
An animated panorama of modernity under capitalism.
Mythological and poetic of idol worship are juxtaposed with images of sculptures and plants that symbolise energy
Ritual of feeling
In the colonial grandeur of Pah Homestead, Xi Li's Brain Island simulates a pulsating futuristic fantasy
Connor Fitzgerald and Xi Li
In this podcast Moya Lawson speaks to Xi Li and Connor Fitzgerald, two emerging artists working in digital space via avatars, text, and interactivity.