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February 8, 2013 4:31 PM   Subscribe

Li Hongbo's flexible paper sculptures are incredible. Li Hongbo makes the sculptures by manually gluing sheet upon sheet of paper together to make 3D objects which bend and flex in mindbending ways. Portfolio and bio (slightly NSFW), and more pictures and videos of the sculptures in action.
posted by codacorolla (15 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are simultaneously creepy and delightful. Thanks!
posted by jacquilynne at 4:36 PM on February 8, 2013


Gotta make a skull accordion.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:37 PM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Did someone say skull accordion?
posted by filthy light thief at 4:51 PM on February 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


I'm curious how these are displayed in an exhibition. Statically they're interesting, but seeing them being manipulated is better. Maybe they have video installations alongside them?
posted by panaceanot at 4:56 PM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm curious how these are displayed in an exhibition. Statically they're interesting, but seeing them being manipulated is better. Maybe they have video installations alongside them?

Yeah, it's tricky, isn't it? They're not really interesting unless you manipulate them, but if you do a lot of that they'll presumably wear out. Cool idea, though.
posted by yoink at 5:00 PM on February 8, 2013


I'm curious how these are displayed in an exhibition.

One of the pictures in the portfolio link shows a human sculpture with its head extended onto an adjacent shelf, so I suppose that's one way.
posted by codacorolla at 5:18 PM on February 8, 2013


That skull is extremely disturbing when he pulls it out.
posted by GuyZero at 5:20 PM on February 8, 2013


I would imagine the gallery owner or staff will be on hand doing demonstrations.
posted by Brocktoon at 5:32 PM on February 8, 2013


It reminds me of being in elementary school and being obsessed with the texture of the accordion-paper shapes on the bulletin boards (I might not be describing them well -- things like these wedding bells). I would ruffle the paper so much it would destroy the structural integrity.

I want to play with this sculpture SO BAD.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 5:47 PM on February 8, 2013


You can mail it?
posted by trip and a half at 6:14 PM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of playing with a Slinky...
posted by jim in austin at 6:51 PM on February 8, 2013


Freeeeeeeaky.

Reminds me a bit of these expandable paper seating and wall designs.
posted by orme at 7:25 PM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Awesome, thanks.
posted by chococat at 7:59 PM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes, thank you! This is fantastic.
posted by rifflesby at 6:52 AM on February 9, 2013


That is wonderful.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:24 PM on February 9, 2013


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