About the Book
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.
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 adequately as a venue 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.