Madeleine Marie Slavick

Madeleine Slavick is an author and photographer[3] whose work is notable for crossing cultural barriers.[4] Her writing and photography have been published and exhibited internationally.[5]

Madeleine Slavick / 思樂維
NationalityHong Kong / Aotearoa / USA
Known forwriter, photographer
Notable workHONG香KONG港SONG嗓, Delicate Access 微妙之途,[1] My Favourite Thing 我最寶貴的 and Fifty Stories, Fifty Images
Awards2022 Parkin Prize Finalist / 2015 R.A.K Mason Fellow
/ 2013 International Flash Fiction Day Competition Finalist / 2012 Charles Rooking Carter Awards Finalist / 1998 Bumbershoot Book Award[2]

Biography edit

Madeleine Slavick was born in the United States, moved to Hong Kong where she lived from 1988 to 2012, and then to New Zealand, where she is now based.[6]

Reviewer Bradley Winterton in the Taipei Times described Slavick's Delicate Access as having "poise and a terse intelligence" with "nothing unbuttoned" and having a "minimalist concentration."[7] Reviewer Tammy Ho in the Asian Review of Books described her poetry as transforming small and "seemingly insignificant things" into "meaning-loaded symbols."[8] Reviewer Michael Ingham described her poem Mong kok Market, about life in Hong Kong, as depicting the "instant slaughter one cannot avoid witnessing at the live meat and fish stalls."[9]

Slavick has stated, "In the projects I undertake, I try to create a sense of community which enriches me, the other participants, and the audience."[4]

She also exhibits with her three artist-sisters, Susanne Slavick, Sarah Slavick, and elin O’Hara slavick.[10]

Publications, Exhibitions, Interviews, Awards edit

  • TOWN - a book of prose and poems and photography, The Cuba Press, 2024
  • Radio New Zealand (RNZ) Interview with Mark Amery, 2023
  • Finalist, Parkin Prize, New Zealand, 2022
  • Essay 'The Yellow Chair' first published in Cha - An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong), subsequently in Monday Artpost (Toronto), Love in the Time of Covid Chronicle (NZ) and Guernica (New York), 2022
  • 'Madeleine Slavick's Art of Looking' by David Mealing, in EyeContact and PhotoForum, 2021
  • Photography published in D-Photo, New Zealand, 2020
  • Family Tree Whakapapa – elin o'Hara, Madeleine, Sarah and Susanne Slavick / Exhibition: Aratoi Museum, and Wallace Arts Centre, New Zealand, 2020–2021
  • Essay on Family Tree Whakapapa [1] by Erin Kavanagh-Hall
  • Writing/Photography published in various New Zealand publications: Art News, Art New Zealand, Blue Five Notebook, Bonsai – Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand, Broadsheet, Flash Frontier, Jacket, Love in the Time of Covid, Poetry in Multicultural Oceania, Poetry New Zealand, Sweet Mammalian, Takahe, and Tuesday Poem
  • Photography portfolio featured in PhotoForum, New Zealand, with an essay by Janet Bayly, 2019
  • Photography exhibited in 2019 Wairarapa Art Review, Selector: Karl Chitham
  • Photography published in My Body, My Business: New Zealand sex workers in an era of change (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2018)
  • HONG KONG SONG – solo photography exhibition, The Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, 2016; and Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, 2015
  • RED – solo photography exhibition, Victoria University of Wellington, 2015
  • Founding coordinator of the writing series Wairarapa Word since 2012
  • FIFTY STORIES, FIFTY IMAGES – book of prose and photography, Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2012
  • Free Poetry, part of the Greytown Arts Festival, 2012
  • GHOST RECORDS – with Luo Hui, published in ArtPost 2010, exhibited in Toronto, 2011
  • SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL MIGHT HAPPEN, book of poetry with photography by Shimao Shinzo, Tokyo: Usimaoda Books, 2010[1]
  • CHINA VOICES , co-editor, book of non-fiction, Hong Kong: Oxfam, 2010[1]
  • MY FAVOURITE THING, curator of exhibition in Hong Kong; co-editor of book of non-fiction, published in Beijing: Joint Publishing, 2005; and Taipei 2006
  • DELICATE ACCESS, solo exhibition in Hong Kong; book published with Chinese translations by Luo Hui, Hong Kong: Sixth Finger Press, 2004[1]
  • COLO(U)R, ebook, exhibition, postcards, from 2003
  • RECONSIDERED CROSSINGS – Representation beyond Hybridity, group exhibition, Hong Kong and Vienna, 2001-2
  • ROUND – Poems and Photographs of Asia, poetry and photography exhibition (Hong Kong and Cairo); book published with Barbara Baker in Hong Kong: Asia 2000 Publishers, 1998 [1]
  • FLESH & BLOOD – group exhibition in USA from 1997, and in Hong Kong, 2000
  • TOGETHER, solo exhibition at five locations in Hong Kong and Singapore, 1996
  • Solo exhibition at Hong Kong Fringe Club, 1991
  • Daily blog from 2010 – 2014 [1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Madeleine Marie Slavick, Accessed June 24, 2014
  2. ^ City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English 1945 to the Present, Hong Kong University Press, 2003, Michael Ingham, Xu Xi, Madeleine M. Slavick, see page 318, Accessed June 27, 2014
  3. ^ Rosi, Adele (19 November 2001). "Favourite things". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b Rosie Milne, 31 Aug 2004, The Telegraph, Hong Kong's poets are crossing cultural barriers, Accessed June 26, 2014, "...Madeleine Marie Slavick was a founder of Sixth Finger Press which published bilingually – in English and Chinese. "...I try to create a sense of community which enriches me..."
  5. ^ "Cha: An Asian Literary Journal – Madeleine Marie Slavick". Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  6. ^ Slavick, Madeleine. "Tuna, eel". Vice-Versa: a University of Hawai'l ezine. Retrieved 7 October 2023.
  7. ^ Bradley Winterton (reviewer), Dec 05, 2004, Taipei Times, 'Drink long opinions full of violets': Poet Madeleine Marie Slavick is a contributor to Taiwan magazines and the author of 'Delicate Access', Accessed June 26, 2014, "...Everything about this book spells poise and a terse intelligence. There is nothing unbuttoned, no flavor of Walt Whitman... we find delicacy ... suggestions of intimacies ... and a minimalist concentration.."
  8. ^ Tammy Ho, 9 November 2004, Asian Review of Books, Delicate Access by Madeleine Marie Slavick, Accessed June 26, 2014, ".. the poet transforms some small and seemingly insignificant things—a dent in the carpet, a yellow mark on the wall—into meaning-loaded symbols..."
  9. ^ 2007, Oxford University Press, Michael Ingham, Hong Kong: A Cultural History, see page 182, Accessed June 26, 2014, "..Slavick depicts the instant slaughter..."
  10. ^ Kavanagh-Hall, Erin (5 May 2021). "Sisters add whakapapa to work". Times Age. Wairarapa. Retrieved 20 August 2021.