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Terrain, Little Red Riding Hood, Rosetta

Terrain, Little Red Riding Hood, Rosetta
Spring brings forth the March issue of DOUBLE DOUBLE with a focal point on poetry, visuals and languages, and how the mediums interplay and communicate. Selected by Holly Lee, six poems she wrote recently, and one poem: Rosetta, is dedicated to an octopus and its documentary filmmaker Craig Foster. We featured three series of work by our invited artist Ximena Berecochea, her photo work frequently associated with and deeply influenced by literature and languages. At the COLLECTION section, eight mixed media objects by Kai Chan. And, Terrain, a collaboration in poetry and visual- with photographs by Lee Ka-sing and haiku by Gary Michael Dault.

Swan House

Swan House

Swan House has been the home for Toronto artist, educator and art critic Gary Michael Dault and his wife Malgorzata for nearly ten years. It is situated in the town of Napanee, Eastern Ontario, about two and a half hours drive from Toronto. Gary calls his home Swan House, for the gorgeous Victorian detached house was built in 1860, and elegantly bedecked with stained-glass swans. In the winter of 2019, Lee Ka-sing and Holly Lee visited Swan House for two days.

Donkey, camera, and auld lang syne

Donkey, camera, and auld lang syne
There are three distinctive features in the February edition of DOUBLE DOUBLE: drawings, photographs and cameras. It opens with a project by Canadian artist Bill Burns - a cross-media work titled The Salt, the Oil the Milk. This project is about trade, animals, advanced industrialism, and exchanges; things that change hands, from small, minuscule dealings to large international transactions.

Eighty Two Photographs

Eighty Two Photographs
A collection of photographs by Lee Ka-sing taken in 2021.

Time Machine

Time Machine
From 2015 to 2019, Lee Ka-sing worked extensively on the Time Machine series - an accumulated body of work consisting hundreds of black and white photographs, mostly of a single object or a scene. At one point during this project Lee Ka-sing approached Gary Michael Dault, a Canadian writer and artist, to write haiku on the Time Machine photographs and the two artists interacted admirably. The book Time Machine is the first publication which highlighted and focused on the collaboration.

The Air is like a Butterfly

The Air is like a Butterfly
“The Air is like a Butterfly” is Holly Lee’s second book of poetry, a compilation of 49 poems written between 2018 to 2020.

Twenty Twenty

Twenty Twenty
An exhibition of recent work by Kai Chan at 50 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto. From September 18 to October 2, 2021. This publication is a complete catalogue of exhibits from the show, 18 pieces of mixed media work by Kai Chan, it also includes words and a poem by Holly lee on Kai Chan’s work. Kai Chan graduated from Ontario College of Art in 1970, has exhibited across Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. He has received grants from Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council.

The Fountain, the Shop, the Rhythmic Train

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