Ulla Kokki (b. 1992 in Savonlinna) is a photographic artist based in Helsinki in Finland. Kokki graduated with a master’s degree in Photography from Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2020. She received her BA degree from Turku Arts Academy in 2015. Her works have been shown e.g. in Titanik-gallery in Turku, Gallery Lapinlahti and Photographic Gallery Hippolyte’s Studio in Helsinki, Rauma Art Museum and Keuruu museum.
With A Faintly Luminous Quality
As I walked along the beaches I found an ice ball with grains of sand inside about a size of an
apricot. I tried to find more but I didn’t succeed in my searches. I kept the roundish object on the stairs of the apartment from where I picked it up to be photographed from time to time. Gradually ice melted from both the heat of hands and the arrival of spring. What remained was a small pile of sand that was eventually left unnoticed.
Other things I kept on noticing: feeling of being safe but also a defensive survival mode; being far away but being able to look both at close and at distant; observing changes of the environment that happen even in a small duration; being able to find things that glitter both physically and emotionally. Some of these photographs were taken in Örö in February 2021.