Animation by Lei Lei
Sound Art by Nik Phelps
The cutout patterns are from my father’s book ”Book cover collection in the West“, which was published in 1988, when China's leaders launched their great Reform and Opening-up to embrace the world.
Many leading concepts of book cover design were introduced in the book
and this book had an eye-opening influence on the younger generation of Chinese designers since then.
Driven by the idea of “revisiting through returning”, beginning in May 2013,
I have been collecting, cutting out and collaging those book cover prints from the "Book cover collection in the West"
back on to Western secondhand books that I acquired over the years.