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Announcing Stanford Cheung’s Exhibition “CUTAWAY”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition CUTAWAY by Stanford Cheung on June 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Stanford Cheung stands at the intersection of poetry and music where he cultivates diverse collaborations with writers, visual and musical artists. As a poet, Stanford uses language to examine dystopian thought, often investigating topics that deal with separation and diaspora in society. His debut collection of poems Structures from the Still (Akinoga, 2018) was described by Marc di Saverio as having a “lyrical clarity and sage-like terseness.” Among his chapbooks published include Any Seam or Needlework (The Operating System, 2016) and We Could Be Anything (Crevasse Books, 2019 co-authored). Born into a family of musicians, Stanford is active as a pianist performing throughout North America, Canada and Asia. He is from Toronto.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

We are not moved by sighs
Entering a city such as entering
whole grows to be holy
– from CUTAWAY (excerpt)

CUTAWAY is a long poem that draws its inspirations from the Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu’s art of the ‘pillow shot.’ Written over a month-long period in Itoshima, the poem’s stanzas are materialized in the form suspended photographs and likewise, bridge narrative outlets for a visual/scenic imperative that is both familiar and new.

Stanford Cheung “CUTAWAY”
Exhibition style: Poetry Installation
Date: June 22 (Saturday) and 23 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 16:00.
* The exhibitions by other five current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Piano concert by Stanford Cheung on June 15(Sat.)

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Our current residence artist, Stanford Cheung will have his piano concert at 14:00 this Saturday on 15th at Ikisan community center in Itoshima city!

A poet and musician from Toronto, he offers to enjoy his wonderful piano recital to local people and classic music lovers here in Itoshima.


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「いきさん音楽会」一貴山校区まちづくりコンサート: Ikisan Concert

Time Schedule: *Free concert to entry
13:30- The venue will be opened
14:00- first program by a local community band called Fukuyoshi Music Mate
14:30- tea time
14:45- second program by Stanford Cheung
15:30- end of the program

Date: June 15 Saturday
Place: Itoshima Ikisan Community Center: 糸島市立一貴山公民館
Address: 福岡県糸島市二丈石崎81 / 81 Nijo-Ishizaki, Itoshima, Fukuoka
Map: http://urx.blue/QVwD
Booking to call (in Japanese): 092 325 0151 to Ikisan Community Center

Info in Japanese: https://www.studiokura.com/blog/2019/05/15/9161/

Stanford Cheung

Stanford Cheung (Canada) Residence: June 2019

Stanford Cheung stands at the intersection of poetry and music where he cultivates diverse collaborations with writers, visual and musical artists. As a poet, Stanford uses language to examine dystopian thought, often investigating topics that deal with separation and diaspora in society. His debut collection of poems Structures from the Still (Akinoga, 2018) was described by Marc di Saverio as having a “lyrical clarity and sage-like terseness.” Among his chapbooks published include Any Seam or Needlework (The Operating System, 2016) and We Could Be Anything (Crevasse Books, 2019 co-authored). Born into a family of musicians, Stanford is active as a pianist performing throughout North America, Canada and Asia. He is from Toronto.

During his residency at Studio Kura, Stanford will begin work on a long poem to document Fukuoka’s surroundings and likewise, assemble his thoughts in the form of photographs.

– website: stanfordcheung.com

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