OCEAN POUNDS zine, edition January 22, 2022

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In January, 2022, DOUBLE DOUBLE reemerges as a monthly bookazine, released in both paperback (POD) and e-book versions (epub). Besides presenting creative work, both visuals and writings from Lee Ka-sing and Holly Lee, their archive and collections, every issue it would introduce artwork from an invited artist; and from time to time, collaborative work with other artists.

The main theme in the January issue "The Fountain, the Shop, the Rhythmic Train" revolves around memories invoked by family albums. Sharon Lee, born in the 90s in Hong Kong, discovered family history through a photo album left by her grandmother. Her grandparents used to run a small grocery store in the 70s, but that shop had long been demolished, replacing now by a concrete wall structure. Using found objects from grocery stores, she turned them into specimens in concrete, rephotographed the pieces, thus converting them into memory fossils. In Holly Lee's novel, The Fountain, she wrote about her memories, and different stages of experiences rooted from an old photograph. Delving further into the city's history, which often mingled with personal's, she walked between the real and the imaginary, taking in the pain and the glory of a city she never left.

Lee Ka-sing's I Hope You Are Well (to a contemporary art space in Beijing) is in two versions. The 2014 version was a train of photographs on wall, and the 2022 version is a book of 15 photographs - a Biblio Edition in edition of five.

The last part of the bookazine consists of an entire suite of covers - 158 DOUBLE DOUBLE covers from 2019 to 2021. They serve as thumbnails to previous issues, and key content description for each issue.

For the past three years, DOUBLE DOUBLE appeared as a weekly webzine (2019-2021). The publication has evolved into a monthly publication in January 2022, produced in two formats: Paperbacks (POD), and electronic book (epub) available for iPad, Kindle and Desktop computer.

The Fountain, the Shop, the Rhythmic Train
Double Double, edition January 2022
 

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A selection of works by Elaine Ling

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  • Abandoned Namib Desert #IV, 1997
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  • China Stones #22, 1995
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  • Abandoned Namib Desert #VIII, 1997
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  • America Stones #27, 1995
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  • Persia Stones #19, 1995
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  • The Fountain, the Shop, the Rhythmic Train
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  • Eighty Two Photographs
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MONDAY ARTPOST (columns by Artists and Writers)

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OCEAN POUNDS and FOUNDERS

OCEAN POUNDS

OCEAN POUNDS is a platform for a number of art-driven projects, founded in 1995 (Hong Kong) by photo-based artists Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing, headquartered in Toronto since 2000. OCEAN POUNDS is also a primo spot to acquire Holly and Ka-sing’s work - from the very recent to vintages dated back to late 70’s. Furthermore, it acts as a good resource to locate fine art pieces from their past organized projects (Gallery, Representation, Print Program), with work from prominent artists notably Nobuyoshi Araki, Christopher Doyle, Yau Leung and Yao Jui-chung.

Holly Lee

Holly Lee (Hong Kong/Canada) worked as a professional photographer for nearly two decades before relocating to Toronto in 1997. She was awarded an Asian Cultural Council fellowship in 1994 and was the recipient of the Grand Award and two Gold Awards from the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (1995) and Best of Multimedia in the Pan Pacific Digital Artistry Competition (1996). From 1992 to 1999 she was one of the founders and editors of DISLOCATION magazine, a Hong Kong-based monthly journal on contemporary photography. After moving to Canada in 1997 she helped to set up LEE KA-SING gallery in 2000. From 2006 to 2018 she was involved in INDEXG, coordinating the gallery’s exhibition programs. Her first poetry book Nine Years was publishing as a POD by OCEAN POUNDS in 2020.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Lee

Lee Ka-sing

Lee Ka-sing grew up in Hong Kong and resides in Toronto, Canada since 1997. He was the co-founder of DISLOCATION (1992-1999 Hong Kong), a former independent photography magazine. In 1989, he was awarded “Artist of the Year” by Hong Kong Artists’ Guild. A decade later, in 1999 he received the Fellowship for Artistic Development presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Selected monographs include Thirty-one Photographs (1993, Photo Art), Forty Poems, photographs 1995-98 (1998, Ocean & Pounds, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Grant), The Language of Fruits and Vegetables (2004, Hong Kong Heritage Museum), De ci de là des choses (2006, Editions You-Feng). His work is in private and public collections, and in museums such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, M+ Museum and Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

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