0315-2019

DOUBLE DOUBLE
Writings/ Photographs/ Poetry/ Archives
A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine. Published on Fridays.
李家昇黃楚喬網上雜誌,逢星期五出版

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CURRENT WORK (1)

Lee Ka-sing
Finale. The last 15
diptychs of the ISTANBUL JOURNAL series

 

VINTAGE

A documentation of Holly Lee's vintage work PHOTOGRAMS IN TRIPTYCH (work year 1991). This series was originally exhibited in Hong Kong in 1991. In 2015, the three pieces were shown again in a solo exhibition of Holly Lee's vintage photography works, where the below documentation pictures were taken. (DUOS / TRIOS, Photo Works 1989-1997 by Holly Lee. GALLERY 50, Toronto, May 6 to 24, 2015)

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

Holly Lee - Watsons Personal Care Stores
One from a series of photograms for Watsons company brochure

Client: Watsons
Design Company / Agency: Lilian Tang Design
Work year: circa 90s
Medium: Ilfochrome photographic paper 20x24 inches

 

 

 

CURRENT WORK (2)

Sushi Grass in Paradise (A story)

written by Holly Lee
with photographs by Lee Ka-sing


(7) Should we go?

Mrs. Bento and Ginger usually take their vacation every year in early or deep Winter. A time when they have fewer guests and can afford to take a week or ten days off. This year Mrs. Bento suggests to visit Venice and its famous Biennale. Ginger has never been to Venice and worries about the sinking, plus the Biennale only begins in May.

"Not to worry about the water!" said Mrs. Bento, "According to recent research, it would only sink by about 3 inches, relative to the sea in the next 20 years, if the current rate holds steady." That sounds less menacing except the plan still doesn't work. They will be busy from mid-April and the hectic schedule will continue through November. By good fortune Mrs. Bento remembered their last trip on the way to Spain they flew by Iceland, and stopped at the Keflavík Airport for two hours.

"What about Iceland? Do you remember we saw the northern lights in the airplane?"
"Oh yeah, I'll google a bit about Iceland. Hopefully we are not bumping into icy weather. Actually when approximately we are going?"

After much calculation and speculation about their work schedule, they have decided to go in early April. The season is not perfect, but it will already be Spring there.

"Ah, won't be too cold. Just consider our weather here, now. Won't get any worse than minus 30 degrees!" thought Mrs. Bento. "Zeez!" she quivers as she thinks of the frozen pipes two years ago, which flooded the ground floor and the basement, not once, but twice! Ginger's fingers are fast, she tabs into a web site https://www.iceland.is and she reads out loudly,

"Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture. Hallgrímskirkja Church, Viking World Museum, northern lights, thermal pools, caves and lava tunnels, Björk! Oh I found something interesting, there's an Icelandic pledge for tourists.

I PLEDGE TO BE A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST.
WHEN I EXPLORE NEW PLACES,
I WILL LEAVE THEM AS I FOUND THEM.
I WILL TAKE PHOTOS TO DIE FOR,
WITHOUT DYING FOR THEM.
I WILL FOLLOW THE ROAD INTO THE UNKNOWN,
BUT NEVER VENTURE OFF THE ROAD.
AND I WILL ONLY PARK WHERE I AM SUPPOSED TO.
WHEN I SLEEP OUT UNDER THE STARS,
I’LL STAY WITHIN A CAMPSITE.
AND WHEN NATURE CALLS,
I WON’T ANSWER THE CALL ON NATURE.
I WILL BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHERS,
ALL POSSIBILITIES AND ALL ADVENTURES.

Ha, if we're going to sign that now, we'll be number 55838 and 55839. Oh mom, do you remember the 2010 volcanic eruption? That horrible ash cloud causing thousands of flight cancellation across Europe. It says here it was the highest level of air travel disruption since the Second World War!"

"Oh yes, I almost forgot. Iceland is a volcanic island! Should we be going then? Now it sounds dangerous."

 

"Sushi Grass in Paradise" is an on-going story. To read the last chapter please refer to the previous issue of DOUBLE DOUBLE.

To read the full length "Sushi Grass in Paradise", please use this link

 

OP EDITIONS


Bobby Sham
The Amazing Adventure of B. B. (#95P0114)
8"x10", gelatin silver photograph
(work of 1993, printed in 1995)
OP Edition, with "OP editions" blind-stamp
Edition 11/20, titled, signed, numbered on verso
Featured in the OP EDITIONS catalogue, issue 9502 in 1995

Purchase this photograph at OCEAN POUNDS online shop

OP editions are limited edition photographs from the OP Print Program we organized since 1995. After we moved to Toronto, the Program was still in operation for the first five years. Over hundreds of artists have been included, with photographs released as small format limited editions, in 8”x10” fibre-based black and white or chromogenic colour photographs. We plan to publish here, a selection from the collection on a weekly basis.


 

EXERCISE

My Hi-8 camcorder was stolen almost seventeen years ago. I did not touch video anymore after that devastating incident. Forgot how I survived it, and how I lost a heart that's broken. Only two years ago I borrowed Ka Sing's IPhone and started playing around, rekindling the passion of doing moving images. Partners was shot really as an exercise - to find a spot at home and make a short, ambient sound piece.

 


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DOUBLE DOUBLE
Issue 0315-2019

A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine. Published on Fridays.
Published by Ocean and Pounds and archived at oceanpounds.com
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Holly and Ka-sing currently live in Toronto with their daughter Iris, and their cat Sukimoto.

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