The Fountain, the Shop, the Rhythmic Train
Double Double, edition January 2022
180 pages, 8x10 in, 20×25 cm
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About the book
In January, 2022, DOUBLE DOUBLE reemerges as a monthly publication, released in both paperback and e-book versions. 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.