About the Book
Format: 8.5”x11”, 40 pages, perfect binding, POETRY zine published 10 times a year, POETRY zine available in two versions - regular edition, and a deluxe edition that comes with a signed 8"x10" original print. The print for this issue - “A day in the ocean”, a diptych photograph Lee Ka-sing created in 2017.
The #02 Issue consists of 4 poems, with 20 diptych photographs, plus archive feature of an earlier work ”Sixteen pieces of Haiku written in 2013”.
Lee Ka-sing began DUET series in 2014, a large body of diptych photographs. Over the years, more than a thousand diptychs have been created. In 2019, Lee began to construct picture poems from these diptych photographs, which in his own words, are phrases or stanzas in his pocket. In fact, most of the diptychs, by itself, and from an imaginary perspective, are duo images juxtaposed like a piece of haiku.
Lee Ka-sing (b.1954), a photo-based artist brought up in Hong Kong, currently works and lives in Toronto, Canada. His work is in the public collections such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, M+ Museum and Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
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.