Category: Issue 22

Ritual for the Mountain Goddess – The Offering

 

 

 

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Jazz Szu-Ying Chen (b. 1990) is a Taiwanese artist currently residing in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and formerly in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Jazz’ art career debut was in 2007, with a solo exhibition named “Karnival” in the Sincewell Gallery (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Since then, Jazz has been consistently exhibiting in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom every year, with a recent live drawing event in the Netherlands. Her most recent solo show was with Yiri Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  One of her latest collaborative projects is with Houndstooth, London’s Fabric Club’s record label, on their 2018 compilation “In Death’s Dream Kingdom.

Ritual for the Mountain Goddess – Obsession

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Jazz Szu-Ying Chen (b. 1990) is a Taiwanese artist currently residing in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and formerly in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Jazz’ art career debut was in 2007, with a solo exhibition named “Karnival” in the Sincewell Gallery (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Since then, Jazz has been consistently exhibiting in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom every year, with a recent live drawing event in the Netherlands. Her most recent solo show was with Yiri Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  One of her latest collaborative projects is with Houndstooth, London’s Fabric Club’s record label, on their 2018 compilation “In Death’s Dream Kingdom.

 

 

Contrary to the Norm

 

 

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Jazz Szu-Ying Chen (b. 1990) is a Taiwanese artist currently residing in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and formerly in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Jazz’ art career debut was in 2007, with a solo exhibition named “Karnival” in the Sincewell Gallery (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Since then, Jazz has been consistently exhibiting in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom every year, with a recent live drawing event in the Netherlands. Her most recent solo show was with Yiri Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  One of her latest collaborative projects is with Houndstooth, London’s Fabric Club’s record label, on their 2018 compilation “In Death’s Dream Kingdom.

Gu-Diao

 

 

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Jazz Szu-Ying Chen (b. 1990) is a Taiwanese artist currently residing in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and formerly in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Jazz’ art career debut was in 2007, with a solo exhibition named “Karnival” in the Sincewell Gallery (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Since then, Jazz has been consistently exhibiting in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom every year, with a recent live drawing event in the Netherlands. Her most recent solo show was with Yiri Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  One of her latest collaborative projects is with Houndstooth, London’s Fabric Club’s record label, on their 2018 compilation “In Death’s Dream Kingdom.

Flayed Equuis 4

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Jazz Szu-Ying Chen (b. 1990) is a Taiwanese artist currently residing in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and formerly in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Jazz’ art career debut was in 2007, with a solo exhibition named “Karnival” in the Sincewell Gallery (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Since then, Jazz has been consistently exhibiting in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom every year, with a recent live drawing event in the Netherlands. Her most recent solo show was with Yiri Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  One of her latest collaborative projects is with Houndstooth, London’s Fabric Club’s record label, on their 2018 compilation “In Death’s Dream Kingdom.

 

The Boy

He puts on a Mingus live album

And weighs in on poster art printed matter and the Black Mountain School

Men create obsessively because of reproductive lack he says

You don’t wanna get pigeonholed in one medium

The tattoo on his sleeve reads all truth/all lies

Homage to a good cinematic event

He moves fast from one thing to the next and you can’t tell if it’s this spread
out disciplinary approach he wants eyes on or the last line from his one act
play he now opens in front of you unconvinced he has enough for the ending

You want him to slow down

Be one of the dark skinny street style boys who just doesn’t care

But the boy really wants to know what you think of his writing and now he reclines and crosses his feet

It is crushingly beautiful when he does that

 

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Matea Kulić‘s work (including poetry, essays and reviews) has been published in Poetry is DeadRoomDemeter Press and The Capilano Review among others. She lives in Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Occasion

On this occasion

I shore up

what good I have

to transmit you

and the masculinity necessary

to unbutton your chest.

 

No, never danced

a wall or swayed

your hips but do it

for me.

 

Yes, you’re my man

with your head on my lap

with the cold air on your nipples

with your mouth open.

 

Desire embarrasses us.

 

Diving down for sea grass

I say trying to explain

how it feels in the face

of a startling thing;

 

How when you come up for air

and wave

the clump in your hand

at the surface,

you’re both triumphant

and scared.

 

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Matea Kulić‘s work (including poetry, essays and reviews) has been published in Poetry is DeadRoomDemeter Press and The Capilano Review among others. She lives in Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories.