Li Hongbo 李洪波 (b.1974, China)
Even for a book editor and designer, Li Hongbo has an unusual attachment to paper. “I love it and collect it,” he says. He also does increasingly audacious experiments with it. The installation Paper (2010) began when Li Hongbo bought one of the “honeycomb” paper balls used for festive decorations in China and took it apart to see how it was made. “I realised it’s really quite simple,” he says. “Yet the flexibility in terms of shape and properties is amazing.” His take on this craft tradition is indeed amazing, and it is made entirely of common paper. With the help of an assistant, Li Hongbo stuck more than 30,000 sheets together with carefully placed stripes of glue to form what look like two large blocks of balsa wood. Using an electric saw, he carved these stacks into identical human figures. One he leaves intact, except for a toppled head; the other is stretched out like a vast accordion, its torso and limbs looping around the gallery space like a gigantic Slinky toy. Many visitors find it hard to believe that it ever looked anything like its upright twin. The artist hopes the work will awaken viewers to what captivates his own imagination: “the endless possibilities of paper.” (src. White Rabbit Collection)
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Contrary to popular belief, not all canine comedians are Canadian, although most canine comedians are very respectful.
As with most things in their lives, dogs are surprisingly sensitive when it comes to humor. They love to laugh, and many an energetic Spaniel can be seen trying new material in your local dog park, but there are some subjects that are strictly off limits.
Religion isn’t much of a concern, nor is race, but subjects like hunger or being lonely will leave a canine audience totally cold. In certain late-night dog clubs a more risqué dog comedian might hint at food going uneaten or cold nights outside, but those types of jokes are generally considered unsuitable for television.
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