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by Fiona Smyth


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by Kai Chan

Study #4 pencil on paper

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Foodscape, Vancouver 1997  [食事地域誌] 複刻本
Lee Ka-sing, Leung Ping-kwan

published by OCEAN POUNDS, March 2022
8x10 in, 20×25 cm, 36 pages


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About this book
This edition is an unabridged republication of the edition published in Hong Kong in 1997 by The Original Photograph Club Limited. It was originally an artist book accompanied the FOODSCAPE exhibition. Addition to this edition, with an endnote by Lee Ka-sing and documentation photograph of the exhibition at Artspeak Gallery.

“FOODSCAPE was an exhibition held at ARTSPEAK Gallery in Vancouver from February 14 to March 15 in 1997. This publication accompanied the event. The exhibition was later toured to McIntosh Gallery in Ontario. After the exhibition, exhibits were returned from the institution to Hong Kong. Almost the same time, our family was settling in Canada. Somehow, the shipment was dislocated and never found. For that reason, all artworks and publications were lost. I have made two sets for the artwork, which means I still have an extra set with me, with most of them unmounted. For the catalogue, it was a small print-run with only 500 counts. Due to lost shipment, the circulation becomes even less.

FOODSCAPE was later exhibited in cities in Germany, France and Japan, and some of the exhibitions with newly made work relating to the city it traveled to. The first chapter of the collaboration project in Vancouver is still the most memorable. This out-of-print exhibition catalogue becomes a significantly important artifact of the FOODSCAPE project. In the exhibition in Vancouver, I had ten 30x40 inch canvas prints on the wall, alongside each, an acrylic shelf supported an open book displaying Ping-kwan’s bilingual poem.

Ping-kwan left us in 2013, and Martha, the translator, also left some time later in the same year. This reprint is a small dedication to them and to the memories of the project.”

Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor



No More War!

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Poem a Week
by Gary Michael Dault


Small Bits of Apocalypse
(after Leonardo Da Vinci)
The smallest cat is a masterpiece*
The smallest cloud a thimble
A fruited tree is a burden
The oldest man is nimble
The sidewalk is a crack in earth
The river is a ladle
A window is for giving birth
To the fetus on the table
A vial of salt is much amused
The pepper not the slightest
The dumbest dog in the neighbourhood
Is deemed to be the brightest




by Holly Lee



Figure Studies: Yukimi Akiba: The Body as Unraveled

(from Edwin Kwan)



Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company from The Wallace Collection (video 9:15)


by Madeleine Slavick 思樂維

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by Cem Turgay


From the Notebooks (2010-2022)
by Gary Michael Dault


From the Notebooks, 2010-2022.
Number 130: Tulip Under Siege, March 8, 2022 (from
The Tulip Book, 2021-22).



Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee


France (March, 2022) – It's become a routine; the special event, the little joie de vivre that is an essential part of the visit back to the motherland. I spent the day; galloping around with a giant - over indulging in memories and foods from my childhood. We ended the culinary adventure with a stop for gelato at the famed Berthillon after parading for hours on a glorious spring day.

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Taking Notes
by Jeff Jackson

( Portrait of a Cardinal , Giovanni Battista Salvi, 1651 ), The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2020.



Leaving Taichung Station
by Bob Black


This accordion ribbed life, peeking
Between the curtains of your ribcage, pried upon the pyre of a winter, as long as your finger
Curlicuing graffiti on the teeth of your lower jaw: rhyme that, you

You who listened to the language for the cobbled footmarked in the nightmarket temple, the rusted bronzed crucifix in the Hamilton neighborhood Slavic church, built from the stains and small coins of the Slavic steel workers, brackish tongues, black bread cigarettes, the cloudy cadences of murmering men huddled in the corner of the West Harbour Train station, seeing clouds through the biting train horning their own death, myasam from the opiate dream: Church. Cloud. Calm. Coming. Calling.

March leaves in the rain sparked wind,  sparkled the understanding of the vibrancy of ghosts.

You vulnerable in your very shifshaping spring.
who more revenant and fearful of apparition that those who do not believe,
the eagerness of the eidolon

There, in their eyes

wayward poet witnessing as Goya painted: unafraid and illuminating dark with dark, birthing light.
The palm grown fern and shadowtall from a Jerusalem rock scattered from London to Taipei, those knuckled sounds and songs.

Language as divested aches of sorters and ghouls and lovers

and the refuge hearts in fleetfox hunger.


the shift halo go

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