Narrow distances = Kai men jian shan
Narrow distances = 開門見山
- photographs by Ka-Man Tse, 2014-2018
- Narrow distances = 開門見山 / photographs by Ka-Man Tse, 2014-2018
- English, Chinese. Text in Chinese and English
- [Collector's edition]
- Chicago : Candor Arts, 2018
- Physical description
- 136 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm + 2 prints (8x10") inside fitted portfolios
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|TR647 .T745 2018 F||In-library use|
- Tse, Ka-Man, author, photographer, interviewee.
- Austin, Matt, 1986- book designer.
- Bohrer, Melanie, contributor.
- Chen, Ken, 1979- author in quotations or text extracts.
- Wong, Anita, author in quotations or text extracts.
- Chen, HoLok, author in quotations or text extracts.
- Cheung, Dorothy, author in quotations or text extracts.
- Chan, Alfa, author in quotations or text extracts.
- Williams, Nolan Shane, translator.
- Chum, Vivian, translator.
- Pérez, Elle, interviewer.
- Feinstein, Jon, editor.
- Batsel, Hannah, box designer.
- Candor Arts (Chicago, Ill.), publisher.
- "My image-making begins from that tension between longing and belonging, place and placelessness. In narrow distances I am asking questions of home, identity, community, and subject-hood. What does it mean to look, who has the right to look, what does it mean to be seen? My photographs address a desire to negotiate multiple and diasporic identities and are made within the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and LGBTQ communities, and made through a queer lens. The photographs aim to establish a sense of possibility in the context of a contingent, post-colonial, pre-2047 Hong Kong in constant flux and transition [...] My process involves re-imagining, revisiting, collaboration and long-engagement. The portraits are made through conversations and interviews around personal histories, identity and place, visibility and community. Using mostly a view camera (with two sides per film holder), my photographs propose B-sides: queer narratives and obsessions. The images are built. In a culture and economic system where speed and efficiency are valued above all else, I deploy a 4x5 camera so we can be deliberate, breathe together, slow time together. I recast this world to see it re-imagined, with my protagonists, and kinfolk: both inherited and created." -- Interview with Ka-Man Tse on Candor Arts Website, accessed 29/12/2018
- Included Work
- Ching, Yau. Intimate distances.
- Chan, Kaitlin. Finding myself in the photographs of Ka-Man Tse.
- Tse, Ka-Man > Interviews.
- Tse, Ka-Man > Exhibitions.
- Hong Kong (China) > Pictorial works.
- Hong Kong (China) > Social life and customs.
- Photography > Moral and ethical aspects.
- Sexual minority community > China > Hong Kong.
- Artists' books > China > Hong Kong > Specimens.
- Manners and customs.
- Photography > Moral and ethical aspects.
- China > Hong Kong.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Kai men jian shan
- Title and imprint from colophon
- Edition of 10, includes first edition artist book (limited edition of 400)
- Edition statement from publisher's website
- "Design by Matt Austin. Sequencing by Ka-Man Tse, Matt Austin, and Melanie Bohrer. Text in order of appearance: Ken Chen, 2010; Anita Wong, 2005; HoLok Chen, 2015; Anita Wong, 2018; Dorothy Cheung, 2018; Alfa Chan, 2018. Poem by Dorothy Cheung and text by Alfa Chan translation by Nolan Shane Williams. Essays: Intimate distances, Yau Ching, 2018; Finding myself in the photographs of Ka-Man Tse, Kaitlin Chan, 2018, translation by Vivian Chum; In conversation: Elle Pérez & Ka-Man Tse, edited with Jon Feinstein, 2018, translation by Vivian Chum."--Colophon
- "Box design by H. M. Batsel."--Candor Arts website, accessed Sept. 2, 2020
- Bound in grey cloth covered boards, Smythe-sewn, with debossed dot decoration to front and title in white Chinese characters on spine. Issued in clamshell box with hand-painted recessed windows of yellow dots on the cover and spine, yellow lining, and yellow ribbon for lifting the volume out. With 2 grey cloth covered portfolios containing the archival prints
- Special Collections & University Archives copy 1: Added pigment prints signed, dated 2018, and numbered 10 of 10.
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